Sunday, 30 April 2017, 11:41 am PDT

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Auspicious Jots

It's like that thing when something does you know

I have a bad case of CRS. It's better than Alzheimers but worse than just being a dingbat. CRS for you youth who don't have to worry yourselves with these sorts of problems is Can't Remember Stu... [read more]

Auspicious Jots

Auspicious Jots

Ransom Note

Dear Bliss Failure,We have taken custody of your happiness. Your neglect of it was unconscionable. We will not disclose its location. If you want it, get off your sorry procrastinating selfish lard... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Holy Lessons at Lenten End - no, not exactly

I learned this stuff this week. What did you do? * Go to the damn support group. Are you listening to me? Do it. We all are working through something. Get out there, listen to someone else, admit y... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

How I Make Deviled Eggs

I woke up Friday at 5:30 AM in a gorgeous Manhattan condo. The condo's two babies and two daddies were asleep as I snuck out the door at 6:15 for Penn Station. I had tried to explain to the babies... [read more]

Auspicious Jots

Auspicious Jots

Back Page Collection

One of the activities keeping me busy over the past months as I was not blogging was freelance writing. Some of my work has been for a German publisher and has to be bought to read -sorry 'bout th... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Techno Bust

continued again it in the complete and total engraved answering machine you must be bad. Hmmm, well never mind on the voice recognition plan for blogging.  I'll check back in later when I am ... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

The Mayor of the Hospice Unit

Most people think of dying at home when they think of hospice. Then again, most people don't want to think of hospice at all. Although I work for hospice, I work mostly in a hospital. On the hospi... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Newcomer Introduction

Wanna know what I've been to since conception? First - you need a better hobby. Second - well, ok. Life History or at least the good parts. 1970's - Idyllic childhhood in Richmond, Virginia ... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Luddite Lament

"And now I'm back. .. from outer space. .. you just walked in to see me here with that same look upon my face. .. " I have been locked out of the Jots world for MONTHS. Madness,... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Rosh Hashanah - the "boring" one

"But I don't wanna change. "This is going to be a tricky Jewish New Year around my house. I talked with the children again about Rosh Hashanah, the forgettable Jewish holiday in the ... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Drunk Texting Gene Roddenberry

It happens to all of us. A little beer or other spirits, maybe even just too much caffeine. A moon in a cool summer sky. Then an electronic device with internet or phone connection just a little to... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Endings

I gave a service in Virginia's beautiful Northern Neck this week. The topic was endings. I was asked to put this excerpt on the blog. The common thread between our stories is that most everyone ... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

L'Shana Tova

Any journey in faith is always an embracing of a very big "what if. .. ". Many of the "what ifs" of the world's religions suggest answers to questions about meaning and... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Scientists Link Children to Theism in Beflusterformed Parents

I became a praying woman this summer. "But you are a minister," you say? Let me rephrase. I became a begging, praying woman this summer. God, thank you for so many blessings but, babe... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Falling

Since the demise of my marital condition I have spent 11 months homemaking on couches and in guest rooms. I have tackled the questions everyone has to answer as a relationship ends: Who am I? ... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Why People Don't Do What I Do

There are a million good reasons not to be me. I don't and never have done anything the easy way. I seem incapable of it. Take, for example, Winding River Gathering. We are gathering today at 2:30... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Bars

My bar went out of commission back in December. The shock has passed and the pain is starting to hit. You don't see many writings from women ministers extolling and eulogizing their bars. I'm out... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

This Chickie Thinks - 3/2012 edition

It's been awhile since I did any installments of my spiritual advice column. It turns out that my post-marital-separation, blue funk, one-size-fits-enough response of "Tell 'em to sti... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

New Orleans, 2012

In my new favorite movie, "The Names of Love", the main character, Baya, is out grocery shopping when she runs into a friend who reminds her of a meeting. She dashes out of the store,... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Elation and Deflation - Oooh!!

I had one of those moments the other day that only movies with inspirational soundtracks have. Then I had a moment out of "The Three Stooges". And then I had a whole series of moments... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Winding River Gathering Returns March 25

I said that I wouldn't have Winding River Gathering again until I had something to say. Guess what? I have something to say and this could take awhile. A few reminders or an introduction to Windin... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Geek Love Day

Wow! I just saw the introduction to the Star Trek:The Next Generation episode featuring Stephen Hawking playing poker against Cmdr. Data, Einstein, and Newton. I was consumed by feverish shive... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Shacking Up With a Ghost

I'm thinking it is time for me to try my hand at a memoir. The story of the places I have lived since my separation would be a good one. I think there have been 11-15 but I can't be sure. Let's ... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Funeral Break

I am working on a funeral for a dignified English-American woman for tomorrow. I think I will have to wear eye shadow, and stockings, and something will have to happen with this unruly hair. I... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

Whatever Mantra Gets You Through the Day

Did you get a look at the bodyguard for the Australian Prime Minister today? I want to be that guy. The Australian PM, Julia Gillard, was surrounded by an angry group of aboriginal protesters and s... [read more]

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