Tag Archives: Happiness

Blooming Out of Season

Nearly a decade ago I planted two camellias in container pots just outside the front door of our home. I never thought they would live for long–in containers, mind you– in the mercurial climate of East Tennessee. But my sister, … Continue reading

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Our Corner That Keeps Flapping Around

Nearly twenty years ago, my father Roy Allen retired at the age of 62. Daddy’s passions were (1) his family (especially his fellow sports maniac, his grandson Justin), (2) Lady Vol basketball, (3) New York Yankees baseball, and (4) traveling … Continue reading

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A Happier Right Now

It is January, with overnight temps hovering around 32 degrees below freezing where we live, the holidays are over, and we are hacking our way back in the saddle again. Here are some ideas I have gleaned to seriously make … Continue reading

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Happiness, Wodehouse, and the Rock Goddess

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” ~ E. L. (Elaine Lobl) Konigsburg, American author and ¬†illustrator of children’s books and young adult fiction   “As … Continue reading

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