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About beth

Ann Arbor-ite writes about enjoying life with all of its ironies and surprises.

what remains.

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after many hours spent in the kinder playhouse

art, memories, stories, and a beautiful view of the world

are what still remain. 

 

“this was something sure to be crammed full of warm secrets,

like an antique clock built when peace filled the world.”

-haruki murakami

on the last day.

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on the last day

in the last hour

of a wild ride

in a year of ups and downs

we all made it through

 the kinder emerged stronger than ever

taking a final gentle walk

into the sunshowers of summer.

 

“now shall i walk or shall i ride? ‘ride,’ pleasure said; ‘walk’ joy replied.”

-w.h.davies

 

toasted.

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Completely Customize Your Breakfast

With a Touchscreen Toaster

That Has 60 Different Settings

Revolution/Amazon
Toasters seem to have a mind of their own. One day your bagel pops out perfectly golden brown, and the next, the same setting burns it to a crisp. Revolution’s touchscreen toaster ($280) looks to take the guesswork out of your morning routine by offering 60 different toast settings for basically any form of carbohydrate you throw in there.

This toaster, which sports a 4.4-star rating on Amazon, works just as well with frozen waffles and multi-grain bread as it does for Pop-Tarts and bakery-fresh bagels. All you have to do is program the toaster with what food you want to crisp, the state it’s in (frozen, fresh, etc.), and what color level you want it to be when it pops out.

Once set, the countdown clock will start and an alarm will ring to let you know when it’s done. There’s even a built-in mechanism that adjusts to the size of whatever you’re toasting to ensure all of your food pops out high enough to grab safely with your fingers. The Revolution toaster doesn’t require any pre-heating time, and the company claims it’s 35 percent faster than other versions.

personal note:

this stresses me out just reading about it,

i would need a tech geek to come with the toaster.

“television is like the american toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.”

-alfred hitchcock

 

 

article source: Elaine Selna/Mental Floss

tohubohu.

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today, someone decided

to quietly dump every single puzzle out onto the floor

mix the pieces together

then head up to the loft to play.

it was left in a perfect state of tobubohu

but somehow i couldn’t think of that word

at the moment of discovery

 tomorrow we will work on it together

and with it will come a new word.

toh-hoo-BOH-hoo

part of speech: noun

origin: hebrew, unknown

1. a state of chaos, utter confusion

examples in a sentence:

“The mayor’s unexpected announcement left the press in a tohubohu.”

“After recess the students were always in a tohubohu.”

anyone else ever achieve this perfect state?

energy and daring.

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We remember the life and lasting legacy of Robert F. Kennedy
and his commitment to a more just and peaceful world with his words:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal… he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring,
those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance.”
November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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that moment – #1

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that moment when you rush in

because your are sure you have seen a king cobra

but realize it is only a weird stick.

 

 

“sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage.

just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery.”

  • -author unknown 

 

 

waving.

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yeti and olive – one waves hello, one nods goodbye

 

“nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever approaching, forever vanishing;

but in their vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand,

in all her partings a promise of meeting farther along the road.”

-richard le gallienne – english poet

 

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