Category Archives: Musings

Learning Discernment

Discernment eludes me, over and over, as I keep subjecting myself to opportunities to determine if whether or not I should believe the words of others. Once again someone appeared on my doorstep with all the good-sounding words of his … Continue reading

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September 23, 2017

I hear the voices of little children in my head, screaming with terror, “Mommy, Mommy, what is happening?” I see the little white, well-fed girl and boy looking up at their mother’s face for confirmation that they are going to … Continue reading

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Doing the Laundry

Today is January 20, 2017, and at this moment, in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the USA. I need to do my laundry in town, since it is damp and foggy outside … Continue reading

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Being Retired

Being retired must be different for everyone.  Some plan for it, and some do not.  I did not.  I knew only that I could not keep doing what I had been doing for years: being at the beck and call … Continue reading

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The Goal of Being Happy

Being happy was all that I ever wished to be.  As a child, I was happiest when hanging out with our dogs, or tagging along with my dad out on the ranch.  I was in a learning mode, although I … Continue reading

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The Everpresent Unknown/the Void

The Unknown, the Void, is ever present.  I listen.  All is quiet as this new day dawns.  What this day brings, I do not know. I do know that Spring is coming, for the little fig tree I bring in … Continue reading

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What is This Life?!?

What is this life? Having fallen asleep in my chair, I wake up at 2 a.m. and go to my bed.  After an hour of not being able to sleep, I get up and make coffee and toast leftover biscuits.  … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Life and Death

The mystery of life and death, being in the present moment, seems, at times, so profound. I am writing, high from a couple of cups of red wine, using the energy from the battery bank a friend set up for … Continue reading

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It Is All The Same

It is all the same, is it not?  The words of the old folk song come to mind, “De Midnight Special“:  “Well, you wake up in the morning’, you hear the ding-dong ring, you go over to the table, You … Continue reading

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Waiting

I am waiting for the cake to bake.  It is an “apple dapple” cake, full of sugar, fruit, and nuts.  This morning was wonderfully cool when I opened the front door for my dog.  The rose and azalea I transplanted … Continue reading

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