Tag Archives: Fear

When Your World Tilts on Its Axis

I didn’t think Donald Trump could win. I was wrong. I held my view for two reasons. First, I didn’t believe the country would elect someone with such apparently extreme viewpoints. I was wrong     Second, the pollsters said … Continue reading

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This is My Life Now

Do any of these lamentations fit? I used to be married or had a relationship. I used to have a job I liked. I used to have more money. I used to have lunch with mom every Sunday but she … Continue reading

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Check Your Check Book

As I was recording some expenses in my checking program, it occurred to me that a quick measure of the quality of a life is how many checkbook entries are classified as gifts, contributions, entertainment, leisure or personal care. There … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead: Does it Reduce or Increase Worry?

The Hardship of Accounting Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent. -Robert Frost Recently I caught some interest in attending a three … Continue reading

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Silent Night by Christmas.

That was the goal I set when I started violin lessons in September: be able to play Silent Night by Christmas. The Christmas season arrived and Silent Night was there, still shaky, but hopeful. I had to make good on … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Dreams

Just holding the damn violin correctly is a bitch. Other instruments that I have attempted to learn were nothing like this; the ukulele, pick it up and strum. Even the piano is easier though there are a lot more strings … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Damn Breaker?

Sometimes I get stuck. I can’t seem to move forward with a goal or even several goals. I think about them in round robin fashion: Well, I want to submit more short stories to publishers, but I want to paint … Continue reading

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