Monthly Archives: April 2011


  Have your expectations ever led to disappointment? Have they ever led to delightful surprise? I’ve been a lot more pleasantly surprised in life than disappointed. That’s the great advantage of being a pessimist. 🙂 What about you? Thanks to … Continue reading

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cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license.   I’ve just added another item to my Things to Be Grateful For list: I’m so glad I don’t live in Iran. I’ve always felt that way about countries who treat women poorly, but this Time … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Deal for You! has come up with a new idea to entice more Americans to buy Kindles. Starting May 3rd buyers can save $25 by agreeing to have ads on the screen saver and on the home page. They will not interfere … Continue reading

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Now Comes the Scary Part

  Message to my daughter Wednesday evening: Thanks for the pictures. I just got home from the hospital and am going to take a nap. I feel great, just lazy. I’m supposed to take A….. for 7 days and am … Continue reading

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My Yearly Test

  Guess who’s working on income tax? It’s a big project, and, truth be told, not my favorite activity. But I figure it’s a good yearly test of how well I’m doing in emotional management. Every year I practice, as … Continue reading

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