Category Archives: Annual Posts

Where There’s Smoke…..

. Happy Birthday to me: . . A fireman, a kitten, and margaritas. I’d better go check on that fire that I set earlier smell in the back yard…..

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“Teresa” – A Forgotten (and Not-So-Golden) Oldie

Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to “The Other Woman”

Today is “Lola”‘s 8th birthday, so I thought I would re-run this post from 2012: Her Name Is “Lola”….. ….and whatever Lola wants, Lola is gonna get. . .

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The Lovely 10%: The happiest members of a movement you won’t hear about on the news

(October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month; this post – originally posted in 2011 –  highlights just one more thing that many people don’t know about the DS population) As many of you know, our youngest daughter, Rebecca, was born with … Continue reading

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“October” by Eric Whitacre

. “Fall” in Texas doesn’t really start until mid-October most years.  Today, we’ve got a blustery wind blowing in, and the leaves are starting to swirl around.  The temperatures are getting nippy (for Texas), and the dogs want to be … Continue reading

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Want To Make Some Kids (and Adults, too) Really Happy?

Dear Friends and Family, I know you are frequently asked for donations or to buy something for a fundraiser. We all know there are LOTS of really good causes. Because I know many of you already give to many community … Continue reading

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A Somber Remembrance – Thoughts on the Anniversary of 9/11

I suppose every generation has its share of “Where were you when….?” moments – those “somethings” that happen that are so big, so life-altering, and which affect so many people that the vast majority of them have a memory etched … Continue reading

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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 58th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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“Over The Rainbow” (Eva Cassidy)

. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . (“Over The Rainbow” by the incomparable Eva Cassidy – available on CD or MP3) .

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Derby Day – “Run For The Roses”

. . It’s Derby Day! .

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