Tag Archives: Optimism

SATURDAY SAILING

Spring has sprung and summer in the midwest is bound to be tomorrow. We’ve been having a pretty good entrance into the season we all look forward to in Minnesota. I recall summers on the lake and sailing regattas on … Continue reading

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MAKE ROOM FOR LAUGHTER

It’s not easy to find humor in the events of today, but I think it’s mandatory. Laughter has always been good medicine. Even the Bible talks about how important it is for us. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all,Into each life some rain must fall”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As a child I used to think of rainy days … Continue reading

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COCKEYED OPTIMIST

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.”  Ralph … Continue reading

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GETTING OVER THE HUMP

Well, here it is another Hump Day.  We’ve made it halfway through the work week with only two more days to go.  At least that’s what the old meaning of Hump Day was.  Now we have the added hump of … Continue reading

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CAN’T SEE THE FOREST?

I’ve recently been trying to hide from the events of the world by not tuning in the news.  My thinking is that if I don’t have that extra weight hanging on my shoulders, it will free me from the burden.  … Continue reading

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ARE YOU IN A RUT?

Are you trapped in a life that seems to be stuck?  I woke up this morning feeling that way.  The sun was streaming through the window and I felt that I must’ve overslept. I woke up wondering what would be … Continue reading

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AULD LANG SYNE

“Old long ago” is the literal meaning of this phrase which usually shows up once a year. We hear it sung as a huge crystal ball is lowered in Times Square.  The title could be loosely interpreted as “in days gone … Continue reading

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LIKE SANDS THROUGH THE HOUR GLASS

Deja vous all over again. As I happened to be scrolling through the smart TV to find some interesting entertainment to fill my empty mind, I happened upon an old favorite of mine. It was the continuing soap opera I … Continue reading

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THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

  Sunlight trickles through slightly skeletal branches, Giving way to glistening dew drops,, Like a scattering of diamonds across the open expanse, As the sun rises to full height, it dispenses all its light and beauty for our pleasure, Each … Continue reading

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DAYS OF THE YEAR – APRIL 7, 2021

I love checking out all the weird holiday celebrated each day. Today is not only National Beer Day, Coffee Cake Day and No Housework Day, but it happens to World Health Day, which kind of nullifies the three above celebrations. … Continue reading

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AN AGING EDIFICE

Right outside the city, stands a house that’s very old,Built to fight off danger and the bitter, wintry, cold,Each brick was placed precisely upon the cornerstone,The mortar held them tightly, through winds so swiftly blown. This house was built so … Continue reading

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THE GHOST LIGHT

A ghost light in theatre terms, refers to a light that remains on when the theatre is empty. For those who have been affected greatly by the COVID19 pandemic, this traditional light has remained lit for far too long and … Continue reading

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COCKEYED OPTIMIST

When the skies are brighter canary yellow I forget ev’ry cloud I’ve ever seen, So they called me a cockeyed optimist Immature and incurably green. I hear the human race Is fallin’ on its face And hasn’t very far to … Continue reading

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THE AUTHOR OF OUR DESTINY

A writer knows that every story consists of a beginning, a middle and an end.  There’s conflict throughout as the protagonist tries to overcome the antagonist to reach his goal.  In the midst of the story are various characters, who … Continue reading

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THINKING POSITIVE

Spring is supposedly here, but Minnesota doesn’t realize that.  We’re in the midst of another snow event today with expected snow fall of 7-10 inches.  I am trying to remain positive and think happy spring thoughts.  I know this won’t … Continue reading

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DON’T LOOK BACK

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill We’re all guilty of living in the past.  Our memories can hold us tightly – either positively or negatively.  Former sins can come back … Continue reading

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BRING ON THE FIREWORKS

Soon it will be time to get out the fireworks, set your lawn chair alongside the road and wait for the parade to pass by, to cheer and celebrate, but how many of us really know the reason we’re so … Continue reading

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KATHY RANT

There are times when Maxine has wisdom beyond her years.  Good heavens, did I really say that?  I must be about the same age so I guess I’m allowed to express my opinion occasionally.  Lately I’ve found myself sitting down … Continue reading

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NOTE TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND OLD

  Yesterday I talked about how important it is for kids today to know they have value.  The same is true for us old fogeys.  I think we forget that somewhere in middle age, because we’re so busy building a … Continue reading

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