Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Top Ten Home Improvements

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ~ Gaston Bachelard Customizing your home is a … Continue reading

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2013 Resolutions a la Commitments

“New Year’s Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” ~ Mark Twain With all the talk and jokes about New Year resolutions going … Continue reading

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Car Accidents Happen ~ Tips to the Wise

“I don’t want to die in a car accident. When I die it’ll be a glorious day. It’ll probably be a waterfall.” ~ River Phoenix This tip du jour taken from an interesting thread at work. I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Parenting 101: You’re Fired

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” ~ George Carlin When my two kids became old enough to have chores I took each of them, to the back … Continue reading

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Selecting and Owning a Dog ~ One Man’s Opinion

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx A friend of mine wants a dog. As a single mom she will be at work at … Continue reading

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To nap, perhaps to dream…

“I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain.” ~ Romeo & Juliet I realize that my ability to sleep when I want to is a blessing. I hear so many friends lamenting the fact that they … Continue reading

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The price of gas and other commuting atrocities

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”  ~Ralph Nader I was sitting on the bus last night and happened to look up from my iPad to see miles … Continue reading

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Building a Community at Facebook

“The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.” ~ Thomas A. Edison I often think of the bands I’m in as family away from home. It is so comfortable gathering together, getting our stuff out, … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas ~ 2011

“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson After my recent move from a big to a small house, I got to thinking about all the stuff that I have, love, but rarely if ever use. … Continue reading

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Vacations to Go?

Hmm… this HowLifeWorks article makes cheap cruising sound great! :0) A luxury cruise is one of life’s pure joys. Today’s modern cruise liners are engineering marvels; floating 5-star hotels that offer the best service, accommodation, cuisine, and activities. They visit … Continue reading

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