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The Rabbit Hole of Aging

September 30, 2013

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It’s a curious thing, getting older. When we’re in our teen years, we so badly want to be older because there are adventures waiting for us. Years go by and adventures do happen. It’s not until middle-age that we notice just how similar we’ve become to our parents, the good and the bad parts. The crazy roller-coaster of life is […]

A Lesson in People Watching

July 7, 2013

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Like the Dark Shadow, you may not detect me, but I’ll be watching you. It sounds a little creepy, but it’s certainly not new. People-watching has been around as long as Adam and Eve and it’s at the core of human curiosity. Throughout our entire lives we are “checking out the other guy”, probing them, […]

Pinning Doesn’t Fall Far from the Family Tree

June 20, 2013

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Hubby has remarked about it in the past, and so have my siblings, so I guess it’s true. I am my mother’s daughter in ways I thought I would be different. You think: “I’m never gonna do such-and-such with my life because of the negativity that impacted my own life.” Yeah, right. Mom would spend […]

Showing Signs of Rust

May 15, 2013

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(I have been in “stealth mode” the last couple of weeks, dealing with a few “smoldering fires” on the personal front. I can say that sometimes having an unscheduled break in the routine causes some reflection of the routine as a whole, the future.  I am happy to say that the Cubbyholewriter is back at the computer […]

Not theYellow Ribbon I’d Expected

April 22, 2013

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I hate it when somebody bursts that fragile, romantic bubble I attach to songs, places, etc. For instance, the other day Hubby and I were enjoying a cool beverage in the warm sunshine (hooray, finally) and listening to the oldies channel of our favourite 70’s tunes, when a real blast from the past started to play. […]

Driving Parents to Shades of Grey

April 15, 2013

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I think God’s been poking at me the last day or so, getting me to notice (yet again) that time on the calendar is rushing by. You see, I caught the neighbour’s eldest son backing the family car out onto their driveway the other day. How could that be?! Last time I checked with his […]

Ahead of My Time

April 6, 2013

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It’s not that unusual to lose track of the time when faced with a full schedule. I’m rarely late for appointments, something I value in other people too. Given a choice, it’s better to lose track of the time when having fun. This week, however, I lost track of multiple appointments over a couple of days – […]