Tag Archives: Humor

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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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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…the February flu blues…

Virginia has been off the blogosphere (and any-o-sphere) for a week with a bad case of the flu. Extreme chills, high fever, headache, body aches, and bad cough – evidently this flu is running rampant through our town. So not … Continue reading

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