Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

See you in 2011.

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~
John Burroughs 



5:23 p.m.

A few hundred Seattle commuters, some looking north, others gazing south, waiting for the buses and light rail trains that just won’t come.

The fifth day

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What’s the worst thing about having 4 days off?

The fifth day, when you have to go back to work.


I fell asleep to the sound of the rain traveling through the drain pipe on my patio

It was a steady sound, a pleasant sound, comforting me as my eyes closed.

William Tell Overture

Great music to have on when one is cleaning, doing laundry, and the million other tasks one must perform before returning to work (tomorrow, sigh).

River of Stones

In an attempt to break free of my fall/winter slump, I’ve decided to participate in River of Stones.

Many thanks to D.J. Kirby for this nudge.

Here’s the blurb explaining what River of Stones be:

“Hello – I’m taking part in a new project starting on January the 1st and I thought you might like to join me. In an attempt to pay more attention, I will be noticing one thing properly every day (a bird eating berries, a child playing in the street) and writing it down. People from across the world will be joining me and we’ll be creating a ‘river’ of these short pieces of writing.

You can write them down in a notebook or on a blog – and it doesn’t matter if you’ve done any writing before or not. The purpose of the project is to help us to pay attention, and to start the year as we mean to go on.”

Join me, if you wish!

I bought the spiral-bound ruled index cards at QFC today, when I went to buy my Texas grapefruit. This little notebook will fit nicely into my purse. 

I’m a bit nervous about this challenge.

Paying attention, while I’m out in the world, oh my gosh! 

Can I do this?

We’ll see, won’t we?

I’m going to do a test run tomorrow, my first day back to work since last Thursday.

Hopefully I will give you all an update tomorrow night.

Monday’s Word

Okay, I need to shake off my Christmas food coma and get busy with words again.

Thanks to, today’s word is eschatological:

eschatological \es-kuh-tl-OJ-i-kuhl\, adjective:
1. Regarding last, or final, matters, often of a theological nature.
2. Regarding any system of doctrines concerning theological endings, such as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.

LOST and FOUND in INDIA: Go ahead, cry…

LOST and FOUND in INDIA: Go ahead, cry…

With thanks to Braja.

Best wishes

It’s my custom to celebrate Christmas.

I’m Christian (a very liberal one), but that’s as much as I will ever share about my religion.

My faith is very private, very personal, and nobody’s business.

And I believe that what you believe is your business.


I found this Irish blessing:

A Wish for a Friend
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Best Wishes now and always.

I’ll be back after Christmas.

Photo credit Gran 2009

Le Jazz Hot (Victor/Victoria) – Julie Andrews

This is one of my favorite movies ever, and I offer this up as a farewell to the great director Blake Edwards, who died this week.

Victor/Victoria, the story of a woman, pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman!
Farewell to a grand master!
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