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Beginning And Ending And Beginning Again

Over the past several weeks, I have been working on several projects around the house.  I built my son a bunk bed (picture below).  I constructed a storage-and-shelving unit for the shed.  I installed a new mailbox, with a a new post, and I tilled and planted a new flower bed, around the post. I love working on a project, especially when it has a definitive beginning and ending.  For instance, the bunk bed took almost two weeks to complete, but when it was complete, it was complete.  (I worked on it mainly in the evenings, and there were a couple of days when the weather just wouldn’t cooperate.  We had three days of high humidity and heavy rains –…

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A Simple, Productive Day

You know you’re getting older when you a.) spend your “off-day” doing chores around the the house and b.) you enjoy doing them. I have been extremely busy for the past six month, twelve months, two years, forever, so it was good to take a day “off” from the world – and just focus on getting some things done around the house. First, I replaced a broken light-fixture in our master bathroom.  I tried to simply buy a new globe for the original fixture, but that was a no-go.  I just couldn’t find one.  So, I went to the local hardware store and found a replacement for the entire fixture.  I remembered to flip the breaker, took down the old…

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Some Thoughts About Thinking

Isn’t it amazing how our thoughts work?  I’m sitting here, typing this article, and it’s October 7, 2009.  There’s a part of my brain that is occupied with next word I’m going to type.  There’s another part that’s focusing on an appointment that I have tomorrow – and yet another part that’s thinking about next year’s summer vacation.  Even if I tried, it would be impossible to control just how far out into the future my thoughts are capable of exploring.  I can, in a split second, imagine tomorrow’s breakfast, or, just as easily, the birth of my first great-grandchild, decades from now.  My brain has absolutely no trouble imagining or picturing either event, with the exact same clarity. However,…

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