Category: Life Observations

If 10 is so perfect, why do we even have an 11?

Can anybody tell me what exactly, if anything, is perfect?  When you stop to look around at all you see in the world, how many things truly qualify as perfect?    I understand and respect the notion of striving for perfection, especially when it comes to mastering a difficult piece of music, striking the center of a target in archery/artillery/pub darts, etc. or hitting the light just right for that once-in-a-lifetime photo … and on and on.  Perfection is a noble […]

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Kids, an endless source of humor

Sometimes I think I had children just so I could laugh more.  All of my life I’d heard about the joy children bring to a home, but I don’t know that the high level of humor that exists in my household is exactly what they had in mind.   Kids are an endless supply of chuckles and grins for me.  Not just my own two children, but all kids in general.  As a music instructor I’ve been fortunate enough to […]

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No Pants Dancer

It’s hard to communicate efficiently with a man in his underpants.  Boxers, briefs, whatever is you call them in your house.  I don’t think most men realize how difficult it is to take them seriously when they’re standing around in their skivvies.  For twenty years I have tried to impress this fact upon my husband, a man who believes in his stony little heart that boxers are on par with other casual wear languishing away in his armoire.  This is a […]

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Neighbors and other groundhogs

Not too long ago, neighbors indicated that the members of their household are thinking of packing up and moving away.  No specific reason really, no job transfer or family relocation necessary. They’re just interested in leaving.  When pressed, they cite the occasional crime in our area or some shady looking character seen driving on the streets from time to time.  But, they admit that the bottom line is that they desire more rooms and room-to-roam.   While I don’t begrudge […]

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