Category Archives: Acts of Restorative Kindness

Red sky at morning…

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Where have you been, Johnny Winter?

I went out to feed Beyonce and Scruffy this morning, and then to move the Rav down to the bottom of the drive so the crew could park up here. Johnny was last seen September 23, having disappeared the morning … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Magnolia

Sounds like a Southern romance novel–kind of like living here with its many contradictions. I have noticed the seed pods coming to life with their bright red berries this past week. It has been perfect fire pit weather, with no … Continue reading

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The not ready for prime time players: Dress rehearsal

This backsplash is not an app. This backsplash is really Angora Subway in polished marble, completed by the best kitchen crew in Mississippi: Ron Eubanks and his crew. Ron and Casey tiled last Wednesday, grouted Thursday, and finalized touch-up Friday. … Continue reading

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Cousin Reunion at Cedar Cove Ranch

Cedar Cove Ranch is a resort near Eustace in Henderson County Texas. I grew up and lived half of my life in Texas, and I never heard of Eustace, so you probably have not either. The best way to describe … Continue reading

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Things I miss about Texas

We crossed over the Louisiana line into Texas Friday night just about sunset–albeit a couple of hours later than intended. Considering this is the first long trip we have taken since my last trip to Texas in fall of 2019, … Continue reading

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Warnagala Wild Sri Lankan tea

I got an email last week from Rakkasan Tea Company that they had a limited amount of a wild-grown black tea from Sri Lanka. Knowing that when Rakkasan is able to obtain a superb tea (like the wonderful Black Ruby … Continue reading

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Hope is a dog; hope is fall season; hope is a September bloom

This morning felt more like fall than since the season change crept in. There is something about the light in fall that always makes me think of a special filter on a lens: the air just looks different. A couple … Continue reading

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Day 2.1: I am floored

By quitting time yesterday, the walls were done and the floor down. Even with a little sheetrock dust on it, I love it. New plywood subfloor was laid at the head of the hall–that infamous T junction with 4 doors! … Continue reading

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Day 2: What the unknown comic left behind

I try to follow my higher self rule. That means, in the wake of all encounters, be your higher self–the forgiving, loving, kindest self. Sometimes that is hard to do. There is sometimes the situation where one’s reasonable and logical … Continue reading

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