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Finding perfect. Being free.

Posted by pollyannaish , 31 July 2012 · 1,049 views

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People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it. ~Edith Schaeffer

How many times have you articulated a thought by beginning with the words "In a...


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A disappearing class

Posted by pollyannaish , 15 April 2012 · 804 views

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Everywhere we look today, people are running from responsibility. Recently, I ran across this short observation from an unknown author. This is what we need from our elected leaders, our children, our neighbors and our friends, and most of all...


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Mitt, Midsomer and me.

Posted by pollyannaish , 30 March 2012 · 819 views

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"The cleverest lies, Jones, are those we're already inclined to believe" —DCI Tom Barnaby, Midsomer Murders

I don't know who the darling woman to the right of Mr....


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The only thing I have left to spend is time.

Posted by pollyannaish , 03 February 2012 · 737 views

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"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning...


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A measure of modesty

Posted by pollyannaish , 09 April 2009 · 27,827 views

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"Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others." ~William J. H. Boetcker...


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Laugh as if your life depends on it.

Posted by pollyannaish , 01 December 2008 · 513 views

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Laughter is the closest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge

This Thanksgiving holiday has been filled with a lot of laughter around my house. Lots of guffawing and goofiness. I thought I'd count my laughter blessings tonight as I face heading back to a...


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Thankful. Again.

Posted by pollyannaish , 24 November 2008 · 1,108 views

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We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

This is a slight departure for me. I tend to endlessly edit my blog posts and try to...


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To be proud of America

Posted by pollyannaish , 15 June 2008 · 18,232 views

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Life has taught me to put my faith in the uncounted millions who may never run for office, pass a bill, or craft a sound bite, but who fight our wars and embody the ideals worth fighting for.—Bob Dole

It’s tough in some respects. What we have to do is tell our...


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What Richard Dawson taught me about Presidential Elections

Posted by pollyannaish , 07 June 2008 · 771 views

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“A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.” ~Heraclitus of Ephesus


First of all, a confession: I'm an unabashed Match Game era Richard Dawson fan. I'm fascinated by the interactions between the celebrities, the contestants and the...


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Scott's REAL friends

Posted by pollyannaish , 31 May 2008 · 559 views

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“True friends stab you in the front.” ~Oscar Wilde


Scott McClellan has been on my mind a lot this week, an uncomfortable thing in and of itself. For the first few moments after the news of his newly released book broke on the 24/7s—along with the...






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In the depths of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus

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