A Small Celebration

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A Small Celebration



“I am sure it is a little premature to celebrate a grand book deal for my first novel, but maybe a small celebration is in order.

I do know who my main character throughout the story is now going to be.

I’m sure the rest will be easy-peasy.” said the first-time novelist who knew next to nothing at all about completing a novel or publishing one.

But he did enjoy a good celebration!



Written for The Daily Post: Premature.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

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If Only Kindness…?

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If Only Kindness…?



We have vaccines to stop chickenpox, measles, and whooping cough.

We have vaccines to prevent diphtheria, mumps, and polio.

We even have a tetanus vaccine for infections from accidents that have yet to have happen.

Wouldn’t it be great if we have a vaccine to encourage rational thought and kindnesses?



Written for The Daily Post: Infect.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Finding the ‘Thin’ in You

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http://plannersweb.com/2009/02/community-self-assessment/fat-man-sees-self-in-mirror-as-thin-square/

Thin … and today’s selected topic for writing was fitness.

Dear me…Dear me… Dear me…



Dear Daily Post,

What were you thinking!?!?!?!?

Sincerely,

Disappointed



Written for The Daily Post: Thin.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Who Is in Charge of Your Pedigree?

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Who Is in Charge of Your Pedigree?



We value pedigree in our livestock, racing horses, and pets. The more stable the pedigree the higher the value.

In days of yore, pedigree in humans was valued the same way. King’s and nobleman’s marriages were carefully arranged because of bloodlines and power.

In today’s world, many people want to know from whence they have come… http://www.ancestry.com  is making a fortune off of historical, familial hunters.

I am an avid, amateur historian. I love leaning about the past.

But I do not value my pedigree in the same way as the kings and noblemen and conquerors from my family line- on which I am sure there are many!

I am more concerned about the pedigree I am now willing to give to those around me.

Am I a willing, warm, and welcoming member of my own futuristic ancestral hierarchy?

Sometime to think about.



Written for The Daily Post: Pedigree.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back



Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.

I remember hearing that mantra from my parent’s generation from years back. I could feel the disappointment and frustration in their voices. I knew that this was not the time to ask for McDonalds or a raise in my allowance, even if the speaking of those words were friends of my parents and not my parents. The words placed a damper on the world.

Now, I see those words quite differently.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. This means you are making progress.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back said the next day begins another step forward.

It is great to experience the breakthrough days when there is Seven Steps Forward and Zero Steps Back, but that is not going to happen every day.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back means progress.

Slight progress is better than no progress!

I will not be unhappy.

(Do you know when I was googling this for a picture or a gif, I discovered that for the last sixty years I had heard this saying as misspoken. It should be – according to Google- One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. I can see where that would be disappointing. But I really do think I heard my parents say Two Steps Forward, One Step Back and NOT the true statement. My parents did not dwell on the negative aspects of life very often. We were a ‘make lemonade’ family. So I am going to continue in the tradition that I think my folks instilled in me: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back is a little disappointing, but it is not a bad day.)



Written for The Daily Post: Slight  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Everyone Needs a Little Help

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“So what’s at the core of those feelings?” she smiled sitting comfortably, pen in hand, from the snowy white armchair directly catty corner from me, reclined and fidgety on the ebony, tufted chaise lounge.




Written for The Daily Post: Core. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

A Skewed Life

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https://reformjudaism.org/blog/2018/03/20/what-zionist-message-israels-spring-holidays


A Skewed Life



It is amazing how just one thing can change the trajectory of one’s path.



But while googling, I stumbled upon a quote that should become a classic…



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Written for The Daily Post: Skewed. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.