Category Archives: signs of life in the USA

A Balanced Diet is a Cookie in Each Hand. ~ Barbara Johnson

Eating lunch with our kindergarten class is the highlight of my day. 26 lively conversationalist all sharing 26 different stories, usually at the same time with the same high-pitched, I-can-talk-louder-than-you-can cafeteria voice. Their voices cover a variety of tones and questions: 1.”Mrs. MacPherson, Mrs. … Continue reading

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A sign that I did not marry a lemon.

On my way through town today, I saw something on the side of the road that made me think of my husband. I kept driving, but I didn’t stop thinking about what I saw. I started reminiscing. Remember being a kid in the summer time?  … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all … Continue reading

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Natural Therapy

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth               find resources of strength                    that will endure  …as long as life lasts”   ~Rachel Carson   Have you been too busy to notice? Related articles Rhetorical Analysis of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring … Continue reading

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There is an Art to Eating Doritos. There is a Science to Eating Doritos.

Buy a bag of history right here. What other retro packaging have you been noticing? Send me your finds! Related articles Retro Chip Branding – Doritos Taco is Released With Packaging from the 1960s ( (

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Back 2 Reality!

Back 2 Reality! …reflections from a trip back home   Editor’s note:  Jim and I live 2 far from our (somewhat) aging families.  Before leaving on vacation, (weeks before, actually), I did what any conscientious/compulsive packer would do…I  crafted a list of staples that I must … Continue reading

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