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Looking Forward

Too often, when they become adolescents, our children feel they must decide on what they want to be when they grow up. Adolescence is just too young for somebody to decide what they will do for a lifetime. Setting goals and self-imposing rules at such a young age can hinder a young person's growth more than help it.

Scaredy Cat

Scaredy Cat
Photo Credit: A.R.T Paola on Unsplash

Cats have a reputation for being aloof. Still, when you rescue a cat, you likely expect that it wil become your companion. Sometimes that doesn't work out as you intended. You spend weeks or even months trying to coax your cat out from under the couch, the bed, or out of the closet without success.

The Dark Side of Loving a Dog

Bailey

Bailey

We lost our beautiful Airedale, Bailey two years ago. Bailey was a big dog. He was an Oorang, the kind of Airedale that some breeders say are ruining the breed because of their size.

Trickle Down Life

daisy
Photo Credit: Pixabay.com–GLady

Do we cling to life just to lose it at death or is new life just rebirth?

I Love You

Couple's sign-I love you
photo credit:pixabay.com/en/users/adinavoicu-485024/.

I love what I must cling to
As well as what I must set free ...

The Certainty of Uncertainty

between the devil and the deep blue sea
Photo Credit: Lubo Minar on Unsplash

One of life's ongoing torments is the certainty of uncertainty. Every decision we make comes with at least two, if not multiple choices, often leaving us between the devil and the deep blue sea.

On Waking

On waking
Photo Credit: Robert Nelson on Unsplash

I wish that at eight
It wasn't too late
For the poetry to rise to the top



Dog Chews

dog chews
Photo Credit:Malcfinch71 – Pixabay

Dogs chew.
Instinct compels chewing, especially for teething puppies.My husband and I are no experts on dog behavior. Our dog, Bailey, tore holes in carpets and ate the knob off my cooktop. He also ate several keys off my husband’s notebook before we found a way that worked for all of us to put a stop to undesirable chewing.

Ode to Long Distance Love

phone wires at night
Photo credit: StockSnap - Pixabay

there was just electricity between us
the magical night we met;
no music,
no wine–
just screens and keyboards–
but yet …

Emotional Cheating

secret
Photo Credit: Kristina Flour - Unsplash.com

I heard a new term the other day, "emotional cheating." I'm not sure what it means. In addition, there seems to be quite a flap over whether an emotional cheater should confess his behavior to his partner. I was surprised to read that several of the sexperts believe that emotional cheaters should lay their souls bare to their partners as if you had a hands-on tryst.

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