Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Beginning of the End, the End of the Beginning

Musings and noodlings noted while relaxing over a cup of tea and waiting . . . . Got a surprise today, one that shouldn’t have been a surprise, I guess, if I was as much a student of history as … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: Baked Potato Soup

So, having acquired a blender earlier this year, I am now exploring various forms of Blender Magic, including an attempt at Blue Potato soup during playoff season that turned out an unfortunate pink granite color although tasted OK. (This one … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Change is Coming

This week’s Heartlander is Jerome Murdough, a mentally-ill inmate, former Marine, father, son, brother, who died in a New York City prison back in March. His funeral was held this week. Mr. Murdough, who died in an overheated jail cell, … Continue reading

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Throw Back Thursday

I have a few vague early memories of things like birthday parties (my parents told me it was my second birthday), Christmases and summer holidays. I think my first clear memory was an ordinary Saturday afternoon. I must have been … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Tearing Their Own Heart out

This week’s Heartlanders are the victims of the Ludlow Massacre, the deceased and their survivors. 100 years ago this Sunday (Easter Sunday, 4/20 pothead convention Sunday), a coal mining company went to war with its own employees, and killed sixty-six … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Home Run

This week’s Heartlander is Hank Aaron, on the 40th Anniversary of breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record. Mr. Aaron was also a key figure in Milwaukee’s only World Series title. 😀 Sometimes, good things happen to good people.

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Musings of a Recovering Clutterbug, Episode 8: Enlist Help

While our clutter is fundamentally our own, sometimes we all need help. And as we all know, “Some kinds of help, are the kinds of help that helping is all about, some kinds of help are the kinds of help … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: So Long Ago, Not So Long

This week’s Heartlander is Martin Luther King, Jr. Today was the anniversary of his killing. I suppose I should have picked his birthday or something. I think sometimes we do need to remember the blood and the pain, along with … Continue reading

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An Egg in the Land of the Nome King

I used to go to the library with my mom or another neighborhood parent when I was little and I would go home with a huge pile of books to read in the next month. The only time I finished … Continue reading

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Musings of a Recovering Clutterbug, Episode 7: To Thine Own Self Be True

So, you are committed to a decluttered home and life. Where to begin? The Beginning. Where is The Beginning? Ah, that’s the question. I think this is one of the most challenging aspects of personal and home organizing, because the … Continue reading

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