Monthly Archives: November 2012

Some Say the World will end in Fire… or on December 20th

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Travelogue, Part 1 – Oahu

For forty years, my beloved and I talked about going to Hawaii.  Finally, we were able to go last Fall.  We figured we would treat ourselves to this big vacation while we were both working, Hawaii is probably one of the most … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflections: On Being Seriously Grateful, and Finding Contentment

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”  –  Oprah Winfrey “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you … Continue reading

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Many Thanks for the Fun Stuff

In this Thanksgiving Season, I have many important things, and a few fun ones, to be thankful for. Among the fun items are some blogging awards, and I’d like to share that bounty with my own nominees of varied and … Continue reading

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100 Posts and Counting

This is a big milestone for me. This is my 100th post on The Retiring Sort. In the ten months since I started this blog I’ve learned a lot about blogging. I really knew almost nothing before that. Before I … Continue reading

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Endless Cycles of Renewal

Isn’t it amazing, how nature fights to heal and grow, to renew itself?  I’m always struck by the way seeds find their ways into the most unexpected places – in my garden, or in the cleft of a rock, for … Continue reading

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