The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

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Feel the Fear

For the last week I’ve been hearing about all the cold weather in the north of the country. Here in Texas we’ve had warm temperatures for this time of season. I’m not bragging or trying to make you jealous. It’s just a fact. It’s been warm. Normally, I’d actually be upset...

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A Simple Thank You

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” Margaret Cousins I just got through reading some tweets on my Twitter home page. This one particular tweet stood out and I cannot stay quiet about it. The tweet itself...

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Real Men

“Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done” James Dean I’m listening to my Pandora app as I write this and I swear it has been hijacked. Every one of my favorite songs has been playing all day. I’m...

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Projection Makes Perception

“Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me.” Anon. I’ve been enjoying my visit with my niece and her best friend. We’ve talked, I’ve listened, we’ve laughed, and they’ve played with (i.e. tormented) my kids. Right now they are “watching” Pete’s...

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Welcome Carson Remington!

“Family-Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, Yet our roots remain as one.” Anon. I would like to introduce into this big, beautiful, crazy, wonderful world my second great-nephew, Carson Remington Mitchell. He weighs only 4 pounds, 3 ounces. All the tubes are to help him breathe,...

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Hang In There Baby!

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe   I’ve been fighting negative feelings...

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Burning Down the House, otherwise known as Let’s Scare Mom to Death

“All things be ready, if our mind be so.” Shakespeare, Henry V Today we made the Boy Scout motto “be prepared” as our own. Tonight mom is going to drink a cup of tea, maybe with a drop of scotch in it. She is going to sit down with some F....

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New Ways of Thinking

“Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.” William James I read an article today that I found rather interesting. I’m coming...

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Procrastination, or How to Avoid Ironing

“My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season.” Mary Todd Lincoln “Procrastination is the art of finding anything else you can do to avoid doing something you don’t want to do.” Jessica Scott (Me) Surprise! I’m getting a post in early today. This one will...

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Happy Birthday Jonathan, aka Jack

Note: Sorry this is posting late. My laptop is having problems with the battery so I had to wait until I could get to my desktop computer. I also apologize on the picture heavy content. Jessica Today is this kid’s birthday: Nine years ago today he looked like this: Jack came...

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