2023: The Operative Word is Adapt!

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one. Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth I have no idea how this new year is going to go. I do know this part, though: as for my personal medical issues, some are not …

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The First Fruits of my Garden

Near the Pier, Huntington Beach, California. Photo by Laurie Welch. We've had several days of heat after this long cool winter. I am not sure what Spring will look like this year if we just go from winter into summer. But suddenly, we have peeled off hats and gloves and fleecy coats and are now …

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“Thanksgiving” from Ceremonials of Common Days, by Abbie Graham (1923)

My Edition: Title: Ceremonials of Common Days Author: Abbie Graham Publisher: The Womans Press Year: 1923 Pages: 97   On Thanksgiving Day I celebrate the Ceremonial of Being Glad for People. I could be grateful on this day for bountiful harvests and national benefits; but I have other days for those ceremonials because one heart …

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