Hypnoliving

I know a lot of people who spend a great deal of their time just going through the motions. “Same old, same old,” they tell me when I asked what’s new with them. A younger woman friend on facebook recently wrote me, “My life is so boring. I just go to work, come home,...

Points to Ponder

As you may have noticed in some of my previous blog posts, I like to go back to see what happened on this date in history. Today a couple interesting items mentioned linked up in my strange brain in a rather unusual way. Perhaps my brain does not fire on all synapses...

Forever a Patches Pal

One of my childhood heroes passed away last weekend. Chris Wedes, better known as Julius Pierpont Patches, better known as J.P., succumbed to cancer, leaving a huge iconic hole in the fabric of Seattle. Every morning and every afternoon, from 1958 to 1981, J.P. told...

Greenwich Mean Time

When did Neil Armstrong first step on the moon? Your answer probably depends upon where you were living at the time. All my life I thought it was Sunday, July 20, 1969, at about 8 p.m. Turns out it was actually Monday, July 21, 1969, at 2:56:15, a.m., GMT. That’s...

Beware of Haboobs!

Words! I have always loved words! I got the nickname “Ms. Roget” as a sophomore in high school because I was rarely seen in the hallways without my trusty Roget’s Thesaurus tucked under my arm, which I often peered into in search of unusual synonyms to impress people...
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