Category Archives: Minimalist

The Wish Bowl

This was the “wish bowl” at the Chinese New Year Dim Sum. I wish I didn’t feel like I was 100 years old.

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Bright Shiny Objects

Something about this “wreath” caught my eye, but today I’m having buyer’s remorse. Bright, shiny object syndrome.

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Be Gone!

There is a story in Greek mythology of a king.  King Augeas was famous for his stables full of cattle.  You might say he was the “cattle baron” of his mythological time. Oddly enough, for a king with a wealth … Continue reading

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Healthy Halloween!

It’s hard for me to believe this is my third Halloween here at the old white house. No pumpkins this year and no chocolate, either.  I’m handing out three different types of “energy bars.” The leftovers will be more useful.

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Like an Accordian

I fell asleep on the couch last night, folded up like an accordion while reading.  My library book, Kenneth Roberts’ Arundel, is due on Wednesday. The book takes place primarily in October, 1775 with winter suddenly folding into history’s autumn … Continue reading

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Since we last met at this electronic outpost, New England’s temperatures fluctuated up and down and two things happened.  First, we had a killing frost that turned the morning glories into mourning glories and I’ve begun the sad job of … Continue reading

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Retreating into Autumn

We didn’t think Leo Kottke would sell out Rockland’s Strand Theatre; he did and we had to hustle like panhandlers before the show to get our seats. We agreed if only one ticket was to be had, it would be … Continue reading

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