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Out with Old

Sometimes we can get stuck in our ways. We feel comfortable performing the same tasks in the same way at the same time. It makes us feel in charge like we know what we are doing. Yet, sometimes the old ways are what keep us stuck in our ruts and problems. In order to get […]

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Promises

When someone made promises, most often politicians on TV, that were baseless and unable to be kept, my mother would reply with “Promises, Promises”. Even as a small child I knew that meant she had no expectation of that promise being kept. Making empty promises is the action of people who say whatever needs to […]

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Co-sign

I knew a lady, a girl really, who was excited because she found someone to finance a car for her. It was one of those outfits that promised to finance even if your credit was bad. Her credit was bad. She had already asked me to co-sign on a car, but I would not. She […]

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Gossip

gos·sip /ˈɡäsəp/ noun:Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. One of the hardest things to recognize is gossip. Should be easy, yet I am often caught in the trap of talking about others, sometimes out of malice sometimes out of feigned concern. Talking […]

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Turning Our Will Over

Recognizing that we might need a little help getting back on track in our lives, we come to a weird place. In order to make our lives more manageable, and to have some control, we need to give up control. What a paradox! “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. When we actively seek out those things and circumstances we are grateful for what we do not have become less important. To be grateful is to be kind, to be appreciative not only for what others have […]

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The Waiting Room

The prompt for Writer’s Club this month is the waiting room. I am very proud that I didn’t wait to write this story. Usually, it’s an hour before the club meets and then I just jot something down. However, this prompt immediately gave me an idea. Most likely, it was one of those things that […]

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Writers Club

The prompt was “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” The prompt was perhaps suggested by Juneteenth and the actor Sidney Poitier’s recent death. The prompts are set by the group at the beginning of the year. The actor died on January 6, 2022. Of course, many people think of the movie “Guess who’s coming to dinner”* […]

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Horrible Joy

and the Day of Happiness Horrible Joy was the smallest person in the school. She was also the only one with red hair and lots of freckles. Horrible Joy hated most things about school. Waiting in line, all she saw was the butts of her classmates. At lunchtime, she had to sit on a tall […]

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Wee Folk

Around The World in Dimintuative form Wee Folk, leprechauns, elves, Menehune, are some of the names used for the small magical, imaginary beings that are sometimes helpful and sometimes mischievous. There are those who say they are part of the Fairie folk and are as real as me and you. Maybe. Many cultures have the […]