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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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

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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The Crimson and the Gold

On Friday, I indulged myself in the purchase of a very small parcel of land that runs along Baumer’s Field.  In reading the warranty deed, I noticed it mentioned my paternal grandfather three times, particularly “along land of said Leo … Continue reading

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In the Light of Day

Sunday after church, Handy and I went to pick up a piece of furniture I bought at an estate sale on Saturday.  It ended up being 5 pieces of furniture, actually, and once we were finished moving everything into the … Continue reading

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The Last of the Glads

What’s your favorite procrastination technique? Surely, you’re not one of those people who never indulge in the dreaded habit?  Congratulations if you are.  Me, I’ll do any other productive thing to avoid something daunting.  I’ll balance my checkbook to the … Continue reading

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