Monday Musings

Stick Your Neck Out ~ An Essay From 2023 I Needed To Hear AGAIN

Stick Your Neck Out ~ An Essay From 2023 I Needed To Hear AGAIN

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Stick Your Neck Out ~ An Essay From 2023 I Needed To Hear AGAIN
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This is an essay I wrote in March 2023. When there is a positive patch in your life – think back on how you got there. You stuck your neck out. That’s how.

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My Monday Musing – Where Did The Telephones Go?

My Monday Musing – Where Did The Telephones Go?

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My Monday Musing - Where Did The Telephones Go?
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What happened to following up with a phone call? Follow up phone calls or checking in phone calls or confirmation phone calls or gossip calls or “Can I come over?” calls or “I’m asking you out on a date” calls, or “Got time for a drink this week?” calls or plain old, “I miss you” calls.”

What happened to them?

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My Monday Musing ~ The Mulberry Tree Message

My Monday Musing ~ The Mulberry Tree Message

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My Monday Musing ~ The Mulberry Tree Message
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Remember the Mulberry tree scattering her ripe berries on the sidewalk so that someone will see the message in the mess and look up. It only took me 15 years to figure that one out.

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My Monday Musing ~ You “Wanna”?

My Monday Musing ~ You “Wanna”?

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My Monday Musing ~ You "Wanna"?
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Last week I got three emails from three adult human beings with whom I am taking online classes. Yes these are teachers. Leaders with followings. People a person might look to for guidance.
Here is the deal – In each of these emails from three different people the subject line of said emails featured the word WANNA! W-A-N-N-A “Wanna Work With Me?” “Wanna hop on Zoom?” “WANNA”? Seriously???

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My Monday Musing ~ Secrets Of The Everything Drawer

My Monday Musing ~ Secrets Of The Everything Drawer

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My Monday Musing ~ Secrets Of The Everything Drawer
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The Everything Drawer – You know you have one. Everybody has one. Right NEXT to the silverware drawer OR the gadget drawer where you keep the wine opener and the candle stubs and the used corks.

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My Monday Musing ~ Memorial Day Part Two

My Monday Musing ~ Memorial Day Part Two

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My Monday Musing ~ Memorial Day Part Two
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Long ago – Memorial Day did not give you a long weekend. It was on May 30th and the next day was May 31 and you went back to work or school or Saturday chores or Sunday church. We filled Memorial Day full to the brim and returned to life the next day.

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My Monday Musing ~ Memorial “Moving” Day 1976

My Monday Musing ~ Memorial “Moving” Day 1976

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My Monday Musing ~ Memorial "Moving" Day 1976
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MOST EVERYONE who lives in New York City has a “Moving In Story.” This is mine. Memorial Day 1976.

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My Monday Musing ~ The Shortstop and Time Management

My Monday Musing ~ The Shortstop and Time Management

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My Monday Musing ~ The Shortstop and Time Management
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Then whammo – you wake up one day and someone has handed you a Medicare Card – with YOUR name on it. Not you parents’. Not your boss’s. YOUR name. And where are you? You are rounding Second heading for third. And what is going on? Memories, folks. Memories that you didn’t even know you had.

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My Monday Musing ~ Mother’s Day: Let’s Talk…

My Monday Musing ~ Mother’s Day: Let’s Talk…

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My Monday Musing ~ Mother's Day: Let's Talk...
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But Peggy, Betty, and Marylou cherished me unconditionally. From them I learned how to feel love, because I was loved. They taught me there are two kinds of mothers – the one you are born to and the ones that choose you. The ones who love the wayward travelers. I bet you’ve chosen a few yourself, right? Good for you – AND them.

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My Monday Musing ~ “I Didn’t Know” ~ A Brief Review

My Monday Musing ~ “I Didn’t Know” ~ A Brief Review

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My Monday Musing ~ "I Didn't Know" ~ A Brief Review
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I didn’t know how young my parents were. I didn’t know how little they knew because they were so young. I didn’t know that they were winging it. I didn’t know that they didn’t have a plan or a treasure chest of facts and knowledge and certainty. I didn’t know that every day they woke up in a house with five kids all going in different directions.

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My Monday Musing ~ The Artichoke and World Peace

My Monday Musing ~ The Artichoke and World Peace

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My Monday Musing ~ The Artichoke and World Peace
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… if we humans can go to all this length to consume a thorny clubbed vegetable that tastes like nothing … and if there are actual farmers who get paid to grow these plants, and in turn, people who will pay to eat them – how is it that world peace eludes us?

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My Monday Musing ~ The Season of the Peepers ~ Revisited

My Monday Musing ~ The Season of the Peepers ~ Revisited

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My Monday Musing ~ The Season of the Peepers ~ Revisited
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Highschool. We had no idea or vision of the future, and the thought of being 70 or so and looking back was not on our agenda. Being there in the parking lot, leaning against one car or another, no one smoking or drinking, sharing gossip and the tiny markers in our lives that seemed enormous, with the peepers as our background music, that was a place we felt safe and hopeful. You bet we dawdled.

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Tulis McCall

Tulis McCall

Actor, Writer

Tulis McCall is a woman with a passion for performance and presentation. She brings her extensive knowledge of acting, writing, and producing to everything she does.

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