Category Archives: Just for Fun

August Days

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It was a beautiful August day. There was a bright blue sky with interesting feathery clouds, warm temperatures, but not too humid, and the constant chorus of cicadas. It’s the sound of cicadas that stirs my memory. Days like this … Continue reading

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Christmas Brunch Gone Bad

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Just for fun, I invite you to share a Christmas comedy.  I’m not talking about Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, or A Christmas Story, entertaining and humorous as they are, but your real-life holiday hilarity. If I share a Christmas comedy, will you? The (now) funniest Christmas … Continue reading

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Just Connecting

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Sometimes I get so caught up with intellectual dot-connecting that I don’t pay much attention to how much I learn from personal connections.  I view personal interactions as important, enjoyable, and just plain fun.  Well, most of them anyway.  They are also … Continue reading

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Life is Good

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Some days I am overwhelmed by a sensation that Life is Good!  Do you ever have a day or a moment like that? Of course, certain major life events generate glowy “life is good” kinds of feelings; weddings, births, promotions, and great vacations to name a few, … Continue reading

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Sea Turtle Send Off

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Will they hatch tonight?  That is the question sea turtle watchers on Holden Beach, NC ask this time of year.  We happened to be vacationing there last week, and our beach home for the week was situated right between two sea turtle nests. … Continue reading

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Still Having a Blast (with friends from the past)

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This is a much-anticipated day for a group of women affectionately self identified as “Hilltoppers.”  Hilltop was the house that most of us lived in during our senior year in college.  It was a dump.  We had a blast.  This weekend is our … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Pleasures

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Summers are short in Chicago, so we who live here learn to enjoy them while we can. The things I enjoy most about summer are not momentous or expensive, but little daily delights and experiences that make me thankful to … Continue reading

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“Comedy is tragedy plus time.”

According to a scrap of paper in my file drawer, the title quote is attributed to Carol Burnett.  The Carol Burnett Show was a dorm room entertainment staple for a while in college, and it never failed to cheer me … Continue reading

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