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Speculation (n): The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.   My friend read the book, Department of Speculation, by Jenny Offill and posted this quote from the book: “How had she become one of those people who wears yoga pants all day? She used to make fun of those people. With their happiness maps and their gratitude ...

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A colorful memory of childhood.

Colorful (adjective) having much or varied color; bright. full of interest; lively and exciting.   I like things neat and tidy. Perfect isn’t really the right word, but it’s close. There is something about things being neatly put in their place that I love, yet my husband would say I don’t keep things neat and tidy enough. One of my ...

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I’m not sure what word should be the focus of this post. After I wrote this article, I decided the word, Hope. Because, I am hopeful there is another way; that we will find another way. Hope (noun): a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.   I remember the morning like it was yesterday. I ...

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In Loving Memory ….

Memory: the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information something remembered from the past   We sat on the curb on the side of the street almost nightly and laughed at things that at the time would make us laugh so hard that we would both start crying. Now, honestly, for the life of me I can’t remember ...

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    Quincy According to the Urban Dictionary, Quincy is a word that describes someone as being very funny, nice, cool and attractive. Generally, it just means that someone is an all around good person. I’ll change the word person to puppy. “No Quincy!” I say probably hundreds of times a day, sometimes it feels like I say this phrase ...

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