Today’s Dance: Finally Spring!

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I apologize in advance to those of you who are reading this from south of the equator.  Bookmark it and come back in six months (;-) In April, spring is still kind of shy in these parts, and not until May is that full, fresh green springing out all over.  On that first, sunny, warm day when you realize that the heat probably isn’t coming back on for a few months, what do you look to, what do you look for, to give you a concrete sample of the beauty of spring? I’m kind of conventional this way.  My sweet…

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Discussion Spark: Daleks

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(in 2011 when I was blogging full time, I did a question of the (every now and then) day feature that never caught on. While I never got the intense discussions I was after, I really liked and still like the idea, so I’m re-instituting semi-regular question groups about a particular topic, anything from ultra serious to silly. The first topic is Daleks, the iconic enemy of Doctor Who. Blame Overthinker for the subject. I drew a blank and went with what he suggested.) Questions on Daleks: What makes Daleks compelling villains? Are they more frightening as faceless masses or when…

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You Can Build Happiness in Fifteen Minutes a Day

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What have you done today to build happiness?   Starting today, make a commitment to spend five, or ten, or fifteen minutes building happiness by working toward something that matters to you.  Too many of us dream of being happy without setting goals that will get us there, or set goals, but don’t do anything to work toward those goals. I’m too busy. I don’t have the money this week. The dog ate my homework. Poppycock (and that’s my professional opinion). Even I can take fifteen minutes to build happiness in my life, working toward that one thing I really…

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Prized Possessions: The Value of Stuff

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Austere tiny house. Freeing. How hard would it be to walk away from every single material (non-living) possession you currently have? What possession(s) would be the hardest to walk away from? What if I told you that going forward, you could own no more than 100 ‘things’, including clothes, furniture, kitchenware, and other necessities. What one non-essential would you make room for in those ‘things’.

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