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I Am Thankful

Each year, as Thanksgiving sneaks up on us, I take time to reflect on my blessings.  If you’ll indulge me, I’ll do it here this year. ~ My deep gratitude that I was born an American.  My family is not descended from the original Americans, but we got here as fast as we could.  As …

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Sun Art For Budding Photogs

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!  CHRISTMAS IS COMING! You know, just in case you didn’t know. Photography has always been a topic of discussion in my family.  Either, I was teaching myself to shoot on an old-fashioned, non-digital, film-using SLR, or Boy was honing his talents with a fancy-schmancy digital, after igniting his affections with a pin-hole …

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Superhero Souper! Spoon

Look, if I’m gonna be that annoying granny that shops for Christmas in September, I may as well pass on my finds and save you some time, right? RIGHT! Gotta a little dude hangin’ around?  Or a big dude who just never quite grew out of playing with his food?  Are they into the superhero …

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Man Cave Pillow!

Need a fun Christmas idea for Grandpa, Dad or son? ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ May I suggest the Man Cave Pillow? image source: Amazon The drink!  …

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10 Things My Mother Taught Me

My mother, The German, and I rarely saw the world through the same prism.  She was German; I was American.  She was ladylike; I was a tomboy.  She only cursed in German; I cursed in three languages.  She insisted my brothers be coddled; I insisted she’d lost her mind.  She never spoke of politics or …

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