Monthly Archives: January 2015

Warm Wash

Originally posted on From the Laundry Room:
I love winter mornings.  They take their time, a slow and easy build to the day.  Summer and Spring mornings are too peppy for me.  They jump right into sunrise with a feisty…

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Memories and loss…

Originally posted on nbsmithblog…random digressions and musings:
I have heard it said that the “second death” is the death of everyone who ever knew you, and in a sense, that it is sadder than the first because then the…

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Fitness Queen

Originally posted on chocofigbee:
I’m a “gym junkie.”  Bet that caught your eye. In actual fact, I think I’m most motivated in the month of January. You know, all those fabulous eats from December so the “guilt” pops out now.…

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Embroidery

Originally posted on From the Laundry Room:
I am a stitch, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I saw the Gebelein Man (Ginger) at the British Museum today.  I’ve seen him before, but this time my thoughts are…

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Celebrating Student Achievement

Originally posted on Home of the Chieftains:
In November of 2014 the Michigan Public High School Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card was released by the Mackinaw Center for Public Policy.  This report compared Michigan high school scores on standardized…

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Celebration of Life

Originally posted on Autumn Leaves:
Two funerals this week. Aside from the preparations, the planning to make sure all goes smoothly, here are a few observations as I ruminate on death and the process of grieving. Funerals have changed. What…

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Wednesday Roam — Random Rambles

Originally posted on Writer's Cramp:
The year has started off with a flurry of activity. Usually this is a dull and sometimes reflective time following the holidays.  Our winter is beginning to wind down but it still holds some…

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Orange Dress

Originally posted on From the Laundry Room:
During a particularly difficult time in my life I bought a print of this painting. The title is Flaming June and about twenty years ago,  I was 23, naive and going through some…

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Lessons to Learn

Originally posted on Autumn Leaves:
A man left the world last evening. “Larger than life” described him perfectly. He was physically large and had an even larger personality. He had an imposing figure and a booming voice, but he was…

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The takeaway on feeling good about yourself

Originally posted on The Right Kind of Pride:
It’s been an interesting process becoming the runner I am versus the runner and athlete I once was. Just last week while working out on a treadmill at the fitness club (not…

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