Category Archives: Observations a la Gina

Did You Bring Enough for Everyone?

I appreciate this boiled-down perspective of the residents of planet Earth so much! When we look at the world at large, it’s big, mysterious, confusing and often scary. So much is foreign to us as Americans; so much that’s unfamiliar to … Continue reading

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Once a Time a Time, I Was Quoted in a Book

As I finish another crochet item – a very pretty shawl – this evening, I have yarn both around my fingers and on my mind. I  am reminded of something I wrote in a Twitter chat, circa 2010. Lest you … Continue reading

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Let’s Raise a Glass to a Genuine Thanksgiving Celebration

I love Thanksgiving but I believe the celebration of it leaves something to be desired. The spirit of the holiday is well-intentioned; serving as a day to demonstrate gratitude for the abundance in our lives. We should all do that … Continue reading

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You May Call It Isolationism; I Call It All I Can Do

This world. What can I say? When violent acts cause tragedy, my first instinct isn’t outrage; or sadness; or fear, or indignance. It’s avoidance. I realize that may make me seem heartless – or unfazed – or at the very … Continue reading

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The Lateness of the Hour

If you happened to read the post I wrote yesterday, you’re already acquainted with my dad’s friend, Jonesy’s, habit of uttering some phrases that would make you think twice. Whereas I ultimately disagreed with the message of Jonesy’s expression in … Continue reading

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