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To Not Blame Those Sent for Being Sent

via We Veterans Thank You Two score and four years ago, my uncle returned from the Vietnam War to being ‘cursed, ridiculed’ and possibly assaulted because we blamed the soldiers for our government’s execution of foreign policy.  And I do … Continue reading

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To Serve Quietly (or Not) Against the Dying of the Light

This morning I woke early, as I nearly always do, but with a melancholic mood fogging my mind.  Two Hallmark movies and a cup of hot tea later and I still could not shake the malaise.  I turned off the … Continue reading

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A Cold Dark Oven

I’m thankful for many things this Thanksgiving.  Oddly, I’m somewhat thankful even for my cold, dark oven. I’m thankful that I won’t be on my feet for hours today prepping and baking for a family gathering.  For the first time … Continue reading

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70s Flashback

No, I’m not having flashbacks to the decade of disco, the oil crisis, feminism, civil rights, etc. I’m talking about autumn-like temperatures in the mid-70s at lunch time here in Kansas City.  I took full advantage of the beautiful weather … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Little Bits Make a Big Whole

Today’s gratitude journal post may be a bit rambly.  I don’t have a cute photo to share.  I’m not feeling extraordinarily witty either (not that I’m ever anything but marginally witty).  Nothing momentous has occurred in the last twenty-four hours … Continue reading

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Anti-Dog Days of Summer

I took the weekend off from my gratitude journal, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a ton of things to be grateful for. Like most other weekends, I spent all of it with my hubby (shown eyeing me dubiously … Continue reading

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Afternoon Delight: Frozen Crumbly Chocolaty Goodness

For my first entry in my Gratitude Journal, I want to expound on the joys of frozen mocha cookie crumbly goodness.  For the past couple of months (summertime), this scrumptious treat has been available from Starbucks ~ the Mocha Cookie … Continue reading

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