Reflections, Thoughts & Musings Category

Laura’s Most Cherished Poems

“I walked a mile with Pleasure; She chatted all the way; But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow; And ne’er a word said she; But, oh! The things I learned from her, When Sorrow walked with me.” ― Robert Browning Hamilton Advertisements

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Hurricane Irma

I recently fled the state of Florida and my home in order to keep myself and my dog safe. While I could have gone to a shelter, I learned that only a couple of them in my evacuation zone accepted dogs and they were already full to capacity. I’ve always wondered how it is that […]

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All Veterinarians Are NOT Created Equal

After moving to a new state one of the first things I knew needed to be done was to find a new veterinarian for my senior dog. I found a nice looking place nearby my home but looks aren’t everything. It didn’t take me very long to realize that all veterinarians are not created equally. […]

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Life is just one cliche’ after another…

It’s been a fabulous four-day weekend! Life is good. The universe is full of surprises and I’ve learned in my recent years that it truly is better to wake up with a grateful heart. After spending a good chunk of my life trying to hold on to a past that no longer wanted to hold […]

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Pho

My son took me to this little hole in the wall place for some Pho a while back. Not sure how or why he went in there in the first place since it was so secluded and hidden. I was kind of amazed to find this place packed and we even had to wait a […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. It began as a day that included churchgoing, the distribution of carnations, and family dinners. As with everything else, it’s become an over the top commercialization that has ruined the sanctity of it. I despise that. In my […]

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A Cardinal Serenaded Me Today

This morning I went out for my walk as I always do. It’s such a beautiful time of year right now! Everything is in bloom. The colors are all so vibrant. As I’m walking I get whiffs of honeysuckle, gardenias and lilacs. I just love it! Today, as I was strolling down my regular path I heard […]

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Kentucky Derby Hat Tradition

This weekend is the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The first race took place on May 17, 1875. The winner was Aristides and his rider was Oliver Lewis. The Kentucky Derby has become a grand tradition and is the first race in what is known as the Triple Crown. The Triple Crown […]

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Joy In The Sun

My son sent me this picture of him and his friend’s dog out kayaking. Have you ever seen a happier dog? Is that dog loving it or what? I absolutely love this photo. It makes my heart smile.  

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