Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beer Goggles

Or is it Beer Googles? Either way – the closely guarded secret we have all kept in the closet is now out in the open, thanks to the many online merchants who are profiting – majorly – from our alcohol-induced … Continue reading

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The Window: A True and Tragic Story

My house is full of warmth and light this solstice day, this Advent vigil. The fresh pine aroma of the perfectly shaped, real  tree, carried in waves by the natural heat of the house. It dazzles us with white lights … Continue reading

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Spin City, Spin the Bottle, Spinning Wheel Goes Round and Round

Consider: The unemployment rate dropped half a point and now we are saved? The stock market is steadier and rising? Black Friday was a roaring success and so everything is now hunky-dorey? Who’s kidding who? Now consider this: While driving … Continue reading

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Balmy December Day

I live in Rochester, NY, one of the snowiest cities in the U.S. (not). In truth — this year, not a flake. Not a blessed blizzard-like downfall. Nope — today, another balmy one. I went out for a trail ride, … Continue reading

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Texting While Driving

The end of the semester is nigh, and in these last two weeks, I get to sit back while my students take center stage by giving a presentation on a pre-approved topic. They have been working on their topics on … Continue reading

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Too Much Zen?

Is it possible? After my last few experiences doing my “Zen thing” and not experiencing much Zen, I began to wonder. As you may know, my Zen is when I am on a horse, doing anything, but especially traipsing through … Continue reading

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