Tag Archives: Humor

UPSIDE-DOWN PINEAPPLE CAKE BLUES

The next week or so Virginia is sharing a few posts from her archives (before she learned about things like “tagging.”) Here’s one from her first month of blogging (11 July 2011.) Last weekend I experienced a bad case of … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Matter

“Keep in mind that even during a pandemic no matter much chocolate (and cheese) you eat, your earrings will still fit.” Anonymous A comforting thought in these troubled times, especially for chocoholics like Virginia. Virginia is glad her earrings still … Continue reading

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Wearing a mask (in good company!)

As my brother and I meandered around downtown Williamsburg on Monday we spotted a Special Someone wearing a mask… Thomas Jefferson! As one of our country’s founders (he wrote the Declaration of Independence) Thomas Jefferson is highly esteemed in these … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Dexterous Courage & Tact

Years ago my sister gifted me the classic book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. Filled with wisdom for 20-something Virginia stepping out in the wide world, the timeless insights of Dr. Seuss therein still resonate with a … Continue reading

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Penguins! Penguins! Penguins!

Virginia invites you to take a levity timeout today with penguins. There’s something to be said for taking laughter breaks during times of stress (as shared here a week or two ago.) Looking at penguins tends to make me smile… … Continue reading

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DON’T PANIC!!

It’s hard not to panic with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the globe at an alarming rate. Responsive measures are in process here in the U.S.  As more cases manifest, universities (like UVA and William & Mary yesterday) are opting … Continue reading

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#LENT: (a little) Holy Hilarity

“As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.” Jewish Proverb During Lent we often focus on the solemn and somber. Ashes, fasting, and abstinence deepen our somberness (especially if low blood sugar is an issue, like … Continue reading

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#LENT: Scepters (vs. Practical Tools)

On this Lenten Saturday here’s a favorite quote from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the famous Cistercian who reformed the Benedictine monastic order in the Middle Ages. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux came from the highest nobility in his region of France. … Continue reading

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A Friday Birthday in #LENT

Today is my brother Dwight’s birthday. Since he is my younger brother (by 18 months) his age shall not be disclosed. Let’s just say he is – a year older than last year! Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (Charlottesville, VA) Two years … Continue reading

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Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes!

“There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes.” Charles Spurgeon Virginia’s blueberry buttermilk pancakes (yum!) Shrove Tuesday is here, and that means? Lent starts tomorrow.  Ashes, fasting, 40 days ‘til Easter… But today, also called “Fat Tuesday,” it is okay to … Continue reading

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