Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Key to Happiness.

One of my favorite items of jewelry isn’t jewelry at all.  It is a key.  A funky, beat up antique iron key that made its way into my possession a number of years ago.  It is a key that was likely used to lock and unlock an old trunk or piece of furniture, but I wear it around my neck.  When people ask what it goes to, I tell them, “It is my key to happiness.” Life is often an […]

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“People are like chicken poop.” Said Will Rogers, never.

One of Will Rogers most famous quotes was about people and how, no matter what, he liked ‘em.  Ask just about anyone about the American humorist and entertainer and they’ll cite his best-remembered quote as, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” But, that wasn’t his whole statement.  In its entirety, what he really said was, “I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn’t like.”  Words to live by.  And […]

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Constructive Criticism, my butt.

Recently, I spent five days away with a family member who took it upon themself to dispense what they like to call “Constructive Criticism” – telling me that they did not like what I had on, and that I really could not wear pants, because… my butt was too big.  This information came after I’d already gotten dressed for the day (lipstick and all), to go poking around an empty building with reported dry rot, termite damage and mold issues.  […]

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Fallon Hotel: Chapter Two

Fallon Hotel is a book by T. Katz (presented in chapter installments over a 13 month period). Synopsis: A young autistic boy and his mother come to stay at the Fallon Hotel in HistoricColumbiaState Parkwhile looking to establish a new life in the foothills of the Gold Mining district of California.  The little boy, Andy, is severely autistic and “comes to life” only in the presence of a ghost child that no one else can see, hear or detect.  Andy displays […]

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