Author Archives: Carol Wurschmidt

A Moment Of Reflection

As I sat watching the inaugural activities, it was impossible to avoid reflecting on the days when my husband and I lived outside of Washington, DC while he worked at the then Veteran’s Administration.  There were multiple opportunities for activities … Continue reading

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Brain Dead

Before talking with anyone, there were things that had to be decided.  I needed to plan the look of the finished home.  My desired effect is a home that’s light, clean, airy, and modern with splashes of color from furnishings … Continue reading

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Ever Optimistic

I bought a home in a Planned Unit Development in a small, cozy town.  The complex consists of a mix of three and two bedroom single family patio-style homes, duplexes, and townhouses.   The homes are surrounded by water features, … Continue reading

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Another New Beginning

Ever since leaving my childhood home at seventeen to go to college, my life has consisted of moving here, there, and everywhere. At different times through my life, I’ve lived in or in a suburb of Missouri, San Diego, Okinawa, … Continue reading

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Lovin’ It

Sometimes, a song or book just clicks with me.  This one did when I first heard it.  I quickly looked it up to hear the original version by Leonard Cohen which is my favorite, but Pentatonix comes a very close … Continue reading

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Seeking Compliance

I expected  no problems settling into life upon moving back to Mississippi.  So, with hope in my heart, I toddled over to the local DMV office, passport in hand, ready to do the deed. Ha! That didn’t work.  They couldn’t … Continue reading

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Eleven Eleven

Veteran’s Day always occurs on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  This year brought back memories of attending commemorations at Arlington Cemetery with my husband and sons.  We sat on those marble seats in somber dress listening to speeches … Continue reading

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So, It’s Been A While

It has been more than a year since I’ve posted anything. Life isn’t always easy; it’s often a challenge just to get through day to day. For me, it all began when my son, Nicholas, killed himself in late April, … Continue reading

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Violet Isn’t Just A Color

Violet Elizabeth entered our world on March 19th of this year and it was wondrous as always to meet this creature who had already brought such change to our world.  She is my third granddaughter, along with my grandson, and … Continue reading

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Circadian Mess

This is my first summer to live in Alaska so its a learning experience.  My circadian rhythms have lost their rhythm sadly.  It’s just never dark here.  They have baseball at midnight because they can and that’s with no lights. … Continue reading

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