Musings

Each Monday, I muse on a random topic. I might share an amusing anecdote about my life, my thoughts on some event, or a story I've imagined. The only connection between the musings is that they are my thoughts.

The weekly posts also include books I've finished that way that I've enjoyed, a vocabulary word, an interesting link, and a fun image from my photography hobby.

Most popular with regular readers, I also share a gratuitous picture of one of my dogs.

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Monday Musing Title - Diners and Greasy Spoons

Diners and Greasy Spoons

February 5, 2023 |

A memory of a cross-country trek through small towns and eating at the diners and greasy spoons that served the best food and hospitality.

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A Whiff of Wildlife

January 29, 2023 |

An hour before sunrise. Darkness cloaked my path. Fear bubbled up inside me. A whiff of wildlife alerted me to a heinous stalker in the woods.

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A Job, A House, A Dog, and the Internet

January 22, 2023 |

Though I didn’t realize the impact at the time, a job, a house, a dog, and the internet combined in one fateful year to change my life forever.

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Spare Change: A Royal Family Tell-All

January 15, 2023 |

Prince Barry, the third cousin twice removed from the heir apparent to the British throne, released his long-awaited tell-all, Spare Change.

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Coffee Break

January 8, 2023 |

Last week, I shared our lack of water in Asheville, but this week’s story is even more horrific—an unexpected coffee break.

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A Dry Sense of Gratitude

January 1, 2023 |

Last week’s water challenges in the city of Asheville challenged my efforts to express thanks daily. Call it a dry sense of gratitude.

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Old Dog Lesson

December 25, 2022 |

I set out this week to share some thoughts about intentionality in our plans, but I learned an old dog lesson about not planning everything.

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Christmas Blabbermouth

Christmas Blabbermouth

December 18, 2022 |

My excuse for being the Christmas blabbermouth? I was seven. A little kid with a big mouth that had a tendency to vocalize my unfiltered thoughts.

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The Night The Lights Went Out In Asheville

December 11, 2022 |

My Christmas decorations were so festive and bright despite the rainy weather, until the night the lights went out in Asheville.

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My Ugly Journals

December 4, 2022 |

As a passionate, long-term fan of paper over computers, I encourage your freedom to embrace ugly journals if that works for you.

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Good People And Pies

November 27, 2022 |

A chance encounter involving a crowded restaurant, good people, and pies highlighted some of the positive things in this life.

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Giving Thanks

November 20, 2022 |

Thanksgiving approaches in the United States making this a perfect time to focus on the benefits of giving thanks every day.

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