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Rethinking Priorities

All of this time at home has me thinking about changes I can make to live a little a better, more harmonious life. I can’t help but wonder how much difference it makes if I turn off the lights, turn up or turn off the A/C, compost my vegetable waste and plant a garden. How …

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Sourdough – The Yeast That Keeps on Growing

I spoke with my friend Joan about the everyday products that are hard to find at the grocery store these days. The last time I went shopping I expected there would be empty shelves in the paper aisle and there were. But no yeast? No flour? A couple cans of off-brand shortening? These are items …

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Hope

   

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John’s Keys – A Short Story

JOHN’S KEYS As Published in The Listening Eye By Lynn Eckerle Copyright October 29, 2019 All rights reserved. No part of this blog, including written text and all images, may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of the Author. I threw John’s keys down in the parking …

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Mama Mia It’s Valentine’s Day

I felt for too many years that Valentine’s Day was the worst holiday ever conceived. The day never lived up to my hopes and expectations. At the office, it was a competition to see who would receive flowers and how big were the bouquets. I oohed and awed over each delivery of roses with sweet …

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Dance Your Heart Out

I’m a single woman and I love to dance. I don’t have a dance partner, so what’s a girl to do? When I was in my teens I wanted to learn interpretive dance, but was told that being 5’3” was too short. I still wanted to dance. A couple weeks ago I heard about some …

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Merry Christmas!

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First Snow – Ah The Memories

When the first snow flies, I think of sleds and mittens and long sloping hills. My brothers would take me – Mom said! – up the road and over the train tracks to the golf course. That winding hill off the seventh tee was the best sledding run ever made. Before we had aluminum “saucer” …

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Cancer and PTSD

  It’s been twelve years but it is still all I can do to walk through the door. Just pulling into the hospital parking lot makes it hard to breath and gets my heart pounding. My anxiety has grown steadily stronger over the last three weeks as I wait for this day. The specter of …

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Predetermination or Chaos?

I had one of those days when things began to go wrong, really wrong, but in the end turned out pretty good after all. It started with my lawn. It needed cutting. When it came to mowing, my routine was the same every time. I’d say a little prayer for the mower to start and …

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