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Some synchronicities

I was telling some friends that I can’t give up my blog. It provides an outlet for those times when I want to put my thoughts to writing and maybe even have someone else read them. Why would I consider giving up my blog? Well, this year has not been a year of much writing. […]

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110/70

Sometimes pleasant surprises come with a pinching squeeze. In fact, the company doctor was baffled enough to check my blood pressure a third time. Probably because we’d both just been laughing. I was remembering my blood pressure as 120/80 (still not bad for a woman my age), but it was 110/70 18 months ago, too. […]

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Photo tag leads to pyramid

I feel tagged by Protege. The rules of this photo tag are: Post the 4th picture in your 4th folder and explain it, plus tag 4 people to do the same. My definition of “4th folder” had me opening up CD art, specifically the cover to Alan Parsons Project’s “Pyramid”. The funny thing about boys […]

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A note from Mom

Sometimes the sweetest things show up unexpectedly, like a note from Mom. That was the title of the e-mail my mom sent me today. Actually, it was notes from Mom. One of them was a healing prayer for me. It is now laminated and resting by my keyboard as a reminder that both life, body […]

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The opposite of crisis

Norway’s government is bailing out Norwegian banks, or at least helping them reduce their losses. The front pages of Bergen’s two newspapers have been telling me since the summer that the real estate market now sucks. I am following an Icelandic woman’s blog and getting emotional about her problems and Iceland’s. It’s hard work not […]

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Inspected

The electrical inspector showed up early. I had made an appointment for 8:30 and at 8 am I heard someone open the fuse box in the stairwell. I opened my door – I was dressed, made-up, had finished breakfast and was leave-the-house ready (if you knew my usual state at 8 am, you’d realize what […]

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Putting myself back in class, as it were

I find myself hungry for knowledge, but unsure about what to read to get said knowledge. I surf blogs looking for someone who “speaks” to me, without much success. Now I’m surfing the podcasts at iTunes and am trying out iTunes U. I love listening to good speakers, people who present coherent thoughts in complete […]

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Sweet Saturday

Ever so briefly, I stuck my nose out of doors today. Right after I blew it. Maybe I should be sick more often (NO! I didn’t say that!) because my experiences on the bus today were rather sweet. Going to town, I was lost in a metaphysical magazine for a while, and when I put […]

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Angel at the grocery store

The clerk was already ringing up my groceries when I realized I had no wallet. No cash, no debit card, no credit card. I was asking if the stuff could sit and wait for me, for 20 minutes, because that’s how long it takes me to get home and back. Suddenly, a co-worker who happened […]

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The nice, little things

“It is the little things in life that comfort us, because it is the little things in life that bother us.” —Pascal [1] After a couple of summers of not bothering with flowers on my balcony, I felt inspired this year and bought pansies, which are not only a favorite flower, but also a flower […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Giving gigabytes

Wordless Wednesday My employer has given each employee a 2GB Special Edition iPod shuffle; Apple donates part of the price to the fight against AIDS in Africa.

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Raise

Got one today. My boss came in from his vacation just to make sure I got the letter showing I have moved another notch up the pay scale. He’s a good man, my boss. He tries to make sure we all feel rewarded, both emotionally and financially, for our work. He wanted to give me […]