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Today I Love Pfumpy

Mmmmmm, pizza, any left?

Today I love pfumpy as much as I've ever loved any word I've ever made up before. I love that it is pompous in that it has a silent "P" and yet it is more down to earth and pedestrian in that it just sounds like it is disappointed in everything. I love that I cannot really recall the context in which I used the...


Hope

Today I Love This Easy Friday

That was easy

Today I love this easy Friday. I love this short pants, no sleeves, bare foot on the front porch day. I love that I went for groceries early and got that over with. I love that I saw my friend Jim Ansell buying up all the kale, I think he might be hoarding it, but who can say for sure. I love that he offered...


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Today I Love The Cool Front Porch

I have no idea where these flowers came from ...

Today I love the cool front porch, its inviting quiet, its cascade of flowers out front, its sheltered, shady oasis, its aura of happiness that invites me to sit and write and holds me gently here while I rest my soul and my weary bones. I love that yesterday I manned a saw for quite a while and thanks...


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Today I Love That I Live Here

Canada

Today I love that I live here, and that I can peacefully acknowledge that I am living and working on the traditional, historical, and ancestral lands of the Chippewas of Nawash. I love that I can claim friends among the first people of this land, that they are worthy of my respect not just because they are good and honorable people but because they accept me and...


Hope

Today I Love Sweet Summer Days

I'll just soak that up

Today I love sweet summer days of sun and warmth and easy happiness. I love that there are things coming together here in the house so there is hope that two weeks might see things very close to being ready for the finishes to be applied. I love that I'm not sure whether to include the kitchen backsplash as a finish...


Hope

Today I Love Traveling Home

There's no place like the office ...

Today I love traveling home at a slow and sedate pace equal to the posted speed limit which I usually consider to be a suggestion of moderation rather than a demand. I love that I don't drive at alarming speeds anytime, anymore, but I often have to engage the cruse control to stay close to 20% over out there on the highways. I love that...


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Today I love Being By The Water

The water is whispering, "come play" ...

Today I love being by the water in the early morning while I write and chat with the neighbors. I love the freshness of the air by the water. I love how clear the water is on calm days. I love that our bay is so cold that there is no way I'm getting into it today to swim and so today becomes...


Hope

Today I Love The Farmers’ Market Reopening

The lawn gets trimmed

Today I love the farmers' market reopening and I love that they are doing it with equal amounts of caution and enthusiasm, just like I knew they would. I love seeing good old friends at the market, it's good to see them looking well. I love that socializing is still something we're all looking forward to, I will never take it for granted again. I love...


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Today I Love My Job

Today I get to supervise

Today I love my job no matter which job I happen to be doing. I love that I consider it my personal responsibility to support my community and that means all of my community, not just the people I feel are worthy of my support. I love that my kind of people are people who have human DNA so that means anyone. I love that...


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Today I Love Good People

Coffee, the drink of allies and heroes

Today I love good people who stand up for tolerance and acceptance in the face of intolerance and bigotry. I love that, although there are people who proclaim their interpretations and opinions as if they were facts, there are always people who will suit up and wade in to the heat of these inflammatory attacks on our communities. I love people like Cody Hawes...