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Expand Your World

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This week I went into Manhattan for an appointment. I passed by an old, glorious house of worship. I could see the stained glass from the street. The sign said open to the public 12-2, so I decided to go in and pray. As it turned out, it was a landmark temple. For me, our God is our God for everyone. I Sadly, due to terrorist activities, I had to…

CHRISTMAS MAXIMUS AKA LOST HOLIDAYS BLOWBACK

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Come inside!  After last year’s “Lost Holidays” (below), I completely amped up the volume on Christmas this year …. and I’m delighted!  Ho Ho Happy and Blessed.  May you all be blessed with love, health and abundance.         Blog post December 2017: Lost Holidays When I was growing up life was hard. My mother, myself and two younger sisters were on welfare, and my mother was an…

Warhol at the Whitney

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The Andy Warhol exhibits at The Whitney are quite, quite impressive. 3 floors dedicated to his 15 minutes of fame. I visited The Whitney with my dear friend, Pearl Pearl is a gem found … she was a staff supervisor when I was Chairman’s Ass’t.  We’ve exchanged Christmas cards since I left work in ’97….two months ago, I wrote and said…why not see each other, we live nearby.  A very close…

A SUBWAY STORY

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A SUBWAY STORY I met Gary, a NYC-certified guide, at the City Hall subway Station, next to the entry to the Station, also next to the David Dinkins building. The Station itself is an exquisite design in ceramic tile. I immediately found Gary to be a friendly person. I was consistently extremely impressed with his detailed knowledge..spewing out dates and facts from 100 years like we spell the alphabet. I’ve…

TREPIDATIOUSLY COME INTO MY HEAD

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  MY NOTES FOR MY THERAPIST   REALLY….CAN I GET A BREAK Hi Candace, Below is the journal I kept this week to share with you yesterday but was unable to because I was still rattled about my nightmares. I apologize for being abrupt. Praise heaven, I slept really well, peacefully, a full 7 uninterrupted hours to wake feeling refreshed!!  I have less trepidation about going to sleep now.  …

Paradox aka Life’s Shit

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Irony/Observation  Children begin completely dependent upon a parent(s) well into high school. Children need strong guidance, love, advice, limitations and space while they are neither fish nor fowl.  College Parents often receive little communication. This is the normal pattern of life. They begin to form their own vision of themselves.  All college breaks, young college students only want to spend time with friends.  Post-College Many children return home after graduating…

LESSONS IN HUMILITY, GRATITUDE AND FORTITUDE 

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LESSONS IN HUMILITY, GRATITUDE AND FORTITUDE  On April 1 I severely damaged myself walking along the edge of the retaining wall in my backyard. The wall is 6 feet high. I tried to get a particular shot, lost my balance taking photos of the little buds coming out on the trees falling onto the pavers. Hubby had to carry me back into the house.  I could not put any weight…

Busy Nest

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My empty nest is now alive and robust. Toys, tunnels, bones, balls and random objects are scattered all about. The sign of curiosity is abundant with broken objects, fallen books and sudden alarming bangs. We adopted an 8-week old kitten. Ellie is an Uber vixen. ‘Ellie, No!’ She is uninterested in my instructions. I remove her from my desk continually while I’m working by picking her up, by squirting her….

Birds!

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I grew up near birds for almost my entire life, beginning at age 5 when I lived in Long Beach Long Island, NY. On the beach in Long Beach there were so, so, so many seagulls. I enjoyed watching their behavior sitting alone on the sand in early Fall. Such bullies. Survival I suppose. If you sit and watch them for a while, you will see how clever they are….

Tossing Cans

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The Bathroom Behind the Food Inventory When I was in high school and still working for the Diocese of Rockville Center, on Long Island, New York. The Diocese (the Catholic Church) had it’s main office in Rockville Center. I started working there when I was in my group home; the group home administration asked me if I would be interested in a special assignment. The special assignment turned out was…