The Life I Live and Love

I have been exceptionally busy this past week at work. It is just that time of year. On top of that, I have been busy in my personal life with driving my spouse to-and-fro to seemingly unending doctor’s appointments and errands, almost nightly meetings in my community for one-thing-or-another, and another funeral to attend today for my senior pal Mary. I barely have had a time to breathe.

Then Saturday (tomorrow), I take off…
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The Circle of Life

Lately, I have been dealing with the loss of three people I have known for a long, long, time. Each of these women died within the last week. I am not bereft or wailing inconsolably; death is the end of the circle of life, and I recognize that as I get older, I will be having more experiences with this situation.

The circumstances are…
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Annual Fall Photo

There is a bush in our back yard where its foliage changes to a rainbow of colors for a week. Every year for some time now, I have asked The Spouse to pose for our annual photo standing by that bush.

Following is this year’s Annual Fall Photo with the Spouse…
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Life Is Too Short For Boring Footwear

This is a guest post written by my friend WC

Have you ever looked at a woman’s shoes? Take a look at women on the street, in the coffee shop, at the mall, at work. Go online and browse at women’s interesting shoes for a minute or two (when nobody’s looking or they will start to wonder). Notice how many different colors, shapes, styles, heel heights. Mules, pumps, tall boots, short boots, sandals. Every conceivable color. Sigh. All the choices.

Now do the same for men’s footwear….
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A Ride For The Spouse

I have mentioned on this blog from time to time that my Spouse used to ride two-up on my Harley with me. We rode thousands of miles on great adventures. We saw many lovely sights of our home state of Maryland, as well as in our most “motorcycle adventuresome” years, rode to Oklahoma together to visit my family on a 2,500 one-way adventure (shipped the bike back home from Kansas City), and also rode to Sturgis, South Dakota, as well as Colorado and Wyoming on a separate trip (shipped the bike home from Denver.)

But then illness caused his joints to lock up and fail. He stopped riding with me because he just could not bear the pain. I have missed him a lot. It’s been a decade now that he has not been my passenger. I miss him every.single.time.I.ride.

However, last Saturday, for a few hours anyway, I changed that.
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