Perceptions

Today I will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant in which case I will eat a cookie! —Cookie Monster Duff here. The other day, Mom was feeling out of Sorts. Whatever She set Her Hand to did not work Out. She felt grumpy inside. She was trying so Hard to overcome that Icky feeling.…

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Instead of Resolutions, Do This: Two Magic Words

Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just . . . Start. —Ijeoma Umebinyuo Are you like me? It’s the New Year. Time for a…

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That Empty Space

Duff here. Recently, Our Car needed repair. After a bit of shopping after Work, Mom got in and turned on the ignition. Click. Tried again. No go. Nor on the next few attempts. So the Jeep was towed to The Best Mechanic Ever for some TLC. We were safe and warm when We got Home,…

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End of the Season

I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin. —Winston Spears Duff here. At My House, we’re still picking up the remnants of Christmas. Wrapping paper. Ribbons. Gift bags. Christmas cards. You name it, We’re storing things away for the Next Year. And Mom is careful to label the Boxes.…

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My Friend, Mr. Murphy

Duff here. I’d like to introduce My Friend, Mr. Murphy. Isn’t He a Handsome Fellow? Now, I know Him by reputation only as I have not met Him in person. He lives in Tucson and, even in Summertime, enjoys the outdoors. He goes into His back Yard and lazes under a Tree. Talk about living…

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Mutant Superpower

My mutant superpower is I can open any snack’s packaging the wrong way so it’s impossible to close it again. —@aparnapkin Duff here. Mom has Vast Experience with this particular Issue. I have watched Her Maneuver and Fuss in a Variety of Ways to open a container. Perhaps a Jar. Maybe a package of Cheese.…

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I Believe in You

Duff here. I was considering the word Belief, and I had Mom look up the definition. (The Paws aren’t so good at the Computer Keyboard.) Here’s what We found: Belief is a feeling of Trust in the ability of Someone. I know Mom is able to feed Me. And groom Me every morning. Walk with…

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