Category Archives: mental health

No Great Truths

No great truths … just thousands of little ones. For instance: juice tastes better in a moo cup.

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Two Trees

A couple of stories I’ve been meaning to write down. The Avocado Tree Major Phelps came in to work laughing, and said, well, I never thought I’d see the day … See, his quarters at Schofield Barracks were one block … Continue reading

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Your Best

Townes Van Zandt “I don’t think you can ever do your best. Doing your best is a process of trying to do your best.”

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Downward Facing Dog

Note to self: she’s always watching. And learns through mimicry. So I’d better be on my best behavior. Now, what did I do with the swear jar?

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Stop … (Happy New Year)

Actual conversation: Him: I’m trying to come up with just one all-encompassing New Year resolution, and I think, maybe, I might have stumbled onto it. Her: Really? Just one? Setting the bar rather low, are we? Him: Hear me out. … Continue reading

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Don’t play with your food!

All I’m saying is, I only have an N of 1 in this survey, but Hope will eat kale, spinach, peas, broccoli, and just about any other vegetable … as well as sriracha-spiced sauces over noodles, sauteed mushrooms, cranberry chutney, … Continue reading

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My dog lied to me

I’ve needed to tell this story for quite some time. Apologies up front for exceeding 140 characters by a few thousand. Zo’s birthday is today. Or, was today. We lost him right before New Year’s this past year, about a … Continue reading

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Happy Autumn Equinox!

Summer‘s over. Put away the SPF and get out the wooly jumpers. OBTW, official time for the start of autumn is 9:04 Greenwich Mean Time, UTC, Zulu, or whatever you want to call it. That’s oh-dark-thirty in these parts. Cheers!

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Everything will be all right in the end. If things are not all right, then it must not be the end. ~ Indian saying, unattributed

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The Summer Pour

Summer’s nearly over, and something’s been missing here, and I haven’t been able to put my finger on it. Then I opened the cupboard with my beer mugs and steins from Germany, and it hit me. Once a summer I’ll … Continue reading

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