Category Archives: a more pie opinion

changing the paradigm

Anyone remember Disney’s “Pollyanna” movie from way back in 1960?  As a 9-year old, I was at first annoyed by Pollyanna’s relentless optimism.  But it was a good movie, it really was.  And I became intrigued with Pollyanna’s creative thinking.  … Continue reading

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getting rid of goodreads

Goodreads.com is a website that promotes reading, authors and good books. It’s easy to join, see what your friends are reading, find reviews, sign up for giveaways, and learn what your favorite authors are working on. All good, right? Well, … Continue reading

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vanilla bean joy

See these bottles?  They are filled with vanilla bean-scented liquid hand soap. At the risk of having you think I have become one of those crazy hoarders you see on television, I will confess that I now own nine of … Continue reading

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the death cleaning dilemma

There’s a new book out:  THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING, by Margareta Magnusson. Margareta sounds like a lovely lady.  Thoughtful, kind and filled with the wisdom of the elderly, she writes that we should be considerate of our … Continue reading

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thank you, sir alexander fleming

Sir Fleming, a Scottish physician and microbiologist, invented penicillin in 1928 and I thought he deserved a shout out from a 66-year old retired writer in Rhode Island who is presently quickly recovering from a rather nasty bacterial infection. Boy, when … Continue reading

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bye bye, little beasties

Something happened yesterday morning that is going to change my life. No, I did not discover a new diet.  Or dye my hair back to brown.  Or take up wind surfing. I called in a mouse-killing professional and he showed up … Continue reading

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heroes among us: project healing waters

Once in a while I come across something I just have to share.  This made my day. http://people.com/human-interest/maryland-man-helps-other-wounded-war-veterans-find-peace-and-healing-through-fly-fishing/ This article was published in PEOPLE magazine.  I wonder if there is a way to expand this into the Clark Fork or Bull rivers.  … Continue reading

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consequences

I love this.  I read Bonnie Hunter’s quilting blog every morning, usually with my second cup of coffee and half of a protein bar. She always has a little saying superimposed over a quilt at the end of each post.  … Continue reading

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number seventy-three

That was the recorded number after entering my ballot into the voting machine this morning. Yes, I was at the polling place (the local elementary school) early.  In fact, I was awake at 4:30.  Damn this end to Daylight Savings Time!  … Continue reading

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once upon a time in disneyworld

The news this morning about the two year old being taken by an alligator in Disneyworld is horrifying and tragic. But it’s not a surprise. We were in Disneyworld in April of 1985, staying in Fort Wilderness.  I don’t think … Continue reading

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