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Monthly Archives: May 2012

It’s A Guy Thing

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Men, regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual preference, definitely have certain points of commonality. Well first off they are men. As a woman who loves herself and loves men I must say with fondness I find  men amusing, wonderful yes,  but amusing as well.  I write this as Jean Claude has gone out for another run in the rain outdoors.  This morning he pulled all of the clothes out of my closet drawers (again).

Jean Claude Giving Instructions

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Roxie’s Got the Go-Go Swing

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Roxie, the Japanese bobtail  and Jean Claude, the black Bombay cat, are back at my house for a bit. CCL brought them into the house in their cages this morning. Once  freed Jean Claude went down stairs to ah “take care of business” and Roxie ran upstairs to inspect the premises.

In honor of the late, great Chuck Brown, the father of Go-Go.

Loving Care – New and Improved

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While visiting my mom this Mother’s Day weekend, I am in awe at the loving care she provides my younger sister. Sis has MS and needs a lot of help these days. As I write this from my parents’ home, MSNBC blares loudly on the television, although there appears to be in this  household,  at least a fondness for the “judge” shows, news and information  program reigns supreme.   Growing up,  there were spirited discussions about politics and world events.   We taught to be open to other people’s feelings, kindness was premium.   While I possess my late father’s temperment to some degree less these days , my mother’s way of thinking and doing balances it– and me — out.  Both parents showed my siblings and I that caring and sharing mattered most.  They also showed us that getting older requires even more the need to learn and engage in new things.  My father pursued his college degree in his late 50s.  My mother is  champion bridge player and “business” consultant.   With embracing the new, I don’t mean just  embracing the new technology, social media or different cultural streams although those things can be part of  one’s personal expansion.  It’s about a desire to learn and to grow internally as well as externally.    Last week I witnessed what it’s like to live for years in the world without the will or desire to grow.    One can become a zombie in life and principle without loving care and a willing to be open to new and different things.  Growing older physically but not mentally and emotionally is  imprisonment.  A lot of people will never be free.

May’s in Bloom

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There’s a lot going on at my job now and there are a lot of challenges. Still I’ve been able to have some fun and plan time with family and friends. That includes Roxie, the Japanese bobtail and Jean Claude, the black bombay.  They reside now at CCL’s house which is nearby and I visit them frequently.   They pretty much observe my presence approach me for affection and then go on their merry way.