When Help Doesn't Help

It is sorely disappointing when you've tried to help a person again and again, only to bemet with ingratitude in return.  Thisis particularly so when it is evident that your efforts appear to have done nothing to improve hislife. Of course, when you start down the road of helping a needy individual, it is difficult to know when to stop.  At whatpoint does largesse cease being charitable and begin being enabling? We had it out with Homeless Guy #1 the other day.  I don't regret that it happened; we said some things that have needed to be said for some time....more
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ONE More Day #nablopomo

While there is no prompt for today it is still one more day for November #NaBloPoMoI thought I would share some my likes that I found on Blogher and some new people you may want to check out... Sweet Scarlet Shop has a few posts that relate to like Blog In One Year ...more

On <i>If</i> and <i>Whether</i>

Among the many quirks of the English language is the use of the conjunctions if and whether to make conditional statements.  While this is probably beyond boring to most of you, it holds a certain appeal to my nerdy proclivities....more

Holiday Cold

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Daily Post: Leftover Sandwich

Today, publish a post based on unused material from a previous piece –a paragraph you nixed, a link you didn’t include, a photo you decided not to use. Let your leftovers shine!...more

ABC only

Today's Nablopomo asks If you could be a cast member on any television show, which one would it be? Tell us about your character.I would not be on NBC. I am not a Friends type of gal and I am not a CSI type of gal so I would be on Dynasty on ABC but not as one of the main characters..more like the office assistant to Blake or Alexis. I would have a long career and be fabulously dressed sans shoulder pads and bad wigs....more

A Prayer of Thanks

What is your family’s Thanksgiving tradition for giving thanks at the table?  Do the assembled family and friends bow their heads while one person says a prayer?  Do you have everyone hold hands in an unbroken chain while grace is said?  Do you go around the table and have everyone describe what he or she is thankful for this year?  Or do you dispense with the formalities and just dig in as soon as the turkey is carved?...more


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And Tomorrow brings...

Today's NaBloPoMo asks Where do you see your blog in one year? Five years?I will admit after seven years of blogging I am always surprised by previous posts from prizes to ruminations I have span a lot in just 7 years.In one year there will be a few milestones...more

Happy Thanksgiving!

I used to work at the grocery store for twelve years and my thanksgiving was cooking dinners for the customers until 3 pm. I would get home tired with no inspiration to prepare a meal for my own family. My husband then was the cook....more