Monthly Archives: April 2013

Snapshots of Happiness Contest

If you could capture happiness in one single image, what would it look like?  With the popularity of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like, we seem to like to express ourselves an awful lot with pictures this century.  So what one image is worth a thousand words of happiness to you? The sweet folks over at Oregon Chai are running a contest and have asked me to tell you about it.  Now, before you get upset thinking I get money […]

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Ain’t nobody got time for that.

“Any negative number is less than any positive number.”  I don’t even LIKE numbers, but they have that logic going for them – and that is enough to make us friends.  Negative people, on the other hand (with the five digits I count on, regularly), don’t make the short list on my dance card of friends.  Ain’t nobody got time for that. The other day, my Maternal Unit was absolutely insistent that I carve time out of my crazy-busy schedule to see a few […]

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That’s Annoying.

I’m not easily annoyed, mostly because I find the world to be a fascinating and interesting place.  Honestly, there is so much to be captivated by in a day that I really do make an effort not be agitated by petty stuff.  But, there are times (perhaps when I’ve not had enough to eat, or adequate sleep or enough caffeine to compensate) that even the loveliest of moments are shattered by the mind-numbing inanity of all that surrounds me and […]

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Fallon Hotel — Chapter Six

The walk back to the Fallon Hotel was series of their usual two-steps-forward, then two-steps-back of Andy’s dance of autism.  Andy would dart away from his mother, then she would restrained him as he rocked back in forth in place until he was ready to run again.  As Jeri put it, they would Wince and Repeat until they arrived at their (well, hers at any rate) destination.  It was accompanied by the high pitched wail of Andy’s frustration and the […]

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