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Snail Mail Silver

Five Photos, Five Stories #3 Challenge Rules: I am to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem, or a short paragraph. When you have … Continue reading

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“She Who Must” Strikes Again

True blue friends are hard enough to find; couple friends can really be tough. All four have to like each other for the friendship to properly gel. This can be a tricky feat, as we all know; at least one person is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Language Barrier. Was there every a more apt phrase to describe the helplessness felt when trying to express oneself to someone who speaks another language? Of course in Taiwan our friends speak excellent English, so there is no real language barrier. But somehow … Continue reading

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A Wee Taiwanese Tea Party

Sunday was just the best day. You remember, perhaps, that I wrote recently about my travails preparing the soft food diet for my daughter’s fractured jaw. In the comments of that post, my friend, Jim, who writes the fascinating “Road To … Continue reading

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Order in the House?

You know how sometimes, especially after returning from a trip,  you just have so much to do that you don’t know where to start? The mountains of laundry, stacks of mail, and piles of other odious obligations can seem overwhelming. But I … Continue reading

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A Garden Thing

We’ve discussed before the importance of having a “thing.” Call it a hobby, passion, or interest, most of us benefit from having something that serves as a creative outlet. Some of us have gardening as that outlet, and today I want … Continue reading

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Random Silver

A few silver moments have happened this week: Yesterday I got to hold a brand-new baby boy. A tiny, cooing, smiling, frowning, “urp”-ing bundle of new life.  His “Oma” lives right next door so I should be able to get the occasional … Continue reading

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The Thing About Betsy

Friend Silver We all need that thing, don’t we? That thing that takes us away from the humdrum or even difficult routines of life and reinvigorates us to keep on keeping on. For some of us, it might be hitting the gym or … Continue reading

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Ladies Who Lunch

Friend Silver The “Belles” and I meet quarterly for lunch always at the same restaurant. Why? It’s comfortable, reliable, and tried-and-true, much like our friendship. There are four of us and sometimes number five comes when her work schedule allows. What do … Continue reading

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