Category Archives: Random Thoughts

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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Whimsical Moment

It always amuses and amazes me that a moment in time can provide hours of entertainment or just living a better life.  That such change can come from such a small thing seems improbable and, yet, it happens.  Last week, … Continue reading

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Driving Alaska

It’s very hard to explain the feel of Alaska when even their largest city, Anchorage, has a small town feel. It is built in a sprawl not upward like New York City. Street names are fun while driving around downtown. … Continue reading

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In Rememberance

It was an email that reminded me of someone whom I had long forgotten.  While I was growing up, Kate Smith was an endearing and enduring personality whose voice rang strong and true.  Her contralto was unmistakable and always cheered … Continue reading

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Blowing In The Wind

For the most part, it has been a warmer winter than normal in the Anchorage area; however, the cold has finally arrived.  Watching the weather report is an adventure in wide-eyed amazement.  Right now, it is 13 in our fair … Continue reading

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Ecosystem’s Small Miracles

A Facebook acquaintance posts tons of pictures of animals most of which are cute, warm, and cuddly and I say “aw” and just slide on by.  However, there was one post which I decided to watch and am so glad … Continue reading

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