Category Archives: True Story

Service: What’s It Worth?

He’s amazing! I have this technical computer geek guy that can fix anything that goes wrong with my minimal number of devices. I appreciate his skill but that’s not what makes him amazing. His demeanor is his greatest asset. He’s calm, solution oriented, and has a can do attitude. I may be thinking “all my […]

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What Holds Me Back? The Not Knowing

Recently a pipe burst in my front yard. I happened to be outside at the exact moment and saw the water bubbling up from the ground through a lawn made of rocks rather than grass. It was three o’clock in the afternoon and I immediately called a plumber. I have a few local companies I […]

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You’re Not just Anything

I was playing golf awhile ago and there was a twosome ahead of me, a woman and a teenage boy. I was walking the course and they were in a golf cart so I was able to keep a comfortable distance between us. I watched at numerous holes how the woman drove the cart, took […]

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It’s So Boring!

I used to practice yoga regularly at the same studio. Now I do it at home on my own. Sometimes I miss the camaraderie of practicing with others, then I remember what made me decide to leave the community. I overheard some of my fellow yogis complaining about the studio, the classes offered, the teachers, […]

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On Being Uncommon

My nephew was a cigarette smoker for 18 years. He is now a non-smoker for 18 months. Curious as to why he was able to really quit this time, as like most smokers he tried several times but never stuck to it, I asked how he did it and why it worked this time. First, […]

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Pink…for Boys?

While on the hiking trail the humans talk and the dogs run and play. I frequent the trail several times per week. One of my human friends often talks about his twelve year old twins, a girl and a boy. I have never met the human kids, but I know them. The girl is a […]

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Have We Gone Too Far?

Have we gone too far with taking our best friends everywhere? From you, the people who keep my spirit alive every day, I’ve learned although I love my dog, sometimes it’s better for her to stay home. True Story: I was walking in the Costco parking lot heading to the entrance when I saw a […]

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They’re Watching!

Whatever I do, they’re watching, listening, and learning. The other day the news media showed a clip of a young woman driving. She was cut off by another driver and she immediately started verbally ranting and aggressively pursuing the other driver. She then reached for a gun tucked in her waistband. Her actions and words […]

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Something To Look Forward To

I was out with two friends for dinner recently and one was talking about her elderly father who is having some health problems. Serious issues that are physically debilitating and mentally depressing.  She told me how he rallied to show up for his granddaughter’s wedding and his son’s 60th birthday celebration.  He had a great […]

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An Unlikely Roommate

The other day I noticed something pressed against the base of a credenza in my dining room. Taking a close look I saw it was a lizard. Not a small dark green one, a 12 inch yellow lizard with black stripes, very snake-like. Now what?! I tried to gently nudge it in hopes of getting […]

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