Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. —Barbara Jordan Duff here. Naps are the Very Best. I take them Quite often, for They restore My Spirits and give Me…

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Hello! It’s Duff. I recently returned from Doggy Day Camp at my favorite boarding facility. It’s a ranch (can you imagine?) with wide open spaces and many other Dogs to play with. I stay in the Small Dog area, for that’s where I belong. The owner tells mom that my favorite activity is to check…

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When you foul up . . . don’t turn goof ups into give ups. —Anonymous Duff’s Thought for the Day Duff here. Have you ever made a gaffe? I mean, something so horrendous you wish you could crawl in a hole and disappear? I did that last week. Every spring, I have this yearning to…

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Enjoying the Little Things . . . on the Mountain As I went on my walk yesterday, I began to delight in the pleasure of paying attention to trees. So many kinds, shapes and varieties of trees here on the Mountain. I can recognize them by their bark, their leaves, their height. But to really…

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After AFC and NFC playoffs last weekend, two teams advance to the Super Bowl. Huge headlines, celebration in locker rooms, jubilation among the fan base. But to have that happen, two other teams also had to lose. Gloom and doom. Dark Skies. A dreary outlook. The Jacksonville Jaguars had a fairy tale season. Blake Bortles…

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