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So… Who is Donna Cavalier anyway?

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  • Oh That Smell

    Oh That Smell

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: Do you have a memory that’s linked to a smell? I could probably think of many smells that evoke memories, some good, some bad. (Bad = Bourbon St. on any given night). But the one good smell that brings back great memories would have to be the smell of a mess…

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  • Even In the Friendliest of Faces

    Even In the Friendliest of Faces

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: What fear have you conquered? I drive around the parking lot several times. There’s a spot available not too far out, but it’s in the shadows, so I continue circling until someone under a street lamp leaves. I pull into the spot, gather my things, place my car keys between my…

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  • I’ll Take Four Wheels

    I’ll Take Four Wheels

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: What is your preferred mode of travel? This one’s pretty easy. Gail is in a wheelchair. I have limited mobility. That makes many forms of travel difficult. I can’t even imagine trying to deal with the hassle of Gail getting on and off of a plane. Maybe a train would be…

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  • Cashing In

    Cashing In

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: If you had a billion US dollars, how would you spend it? To answer that question, I’ll just assume I’ve won the lottery, opted for the cash payout, and after taxes, I have a billion dollars left to do whatever I choose with it.  I actually already have some of this…

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  • I Just Can’t

    I Just Can’t

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: What chore do you find the most challenging to do? I’m not fond of chores at all, but there are some that are definitely more challenging than others for me. It mostly boils down to the height of the chore. I can’t bend. I can’t reach the ground in any way,…

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  • What Is Success, Really?

    What Is Success, Really?

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: How do you define success? As I read that prompt, I thought, oh, I’ve already blogged about this. Then, I scoured this site to find the post I remembered, and it didn’t exist. I worried about my memory at that point, but a few minutes later, it all came back to…

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  • Life Changing Words

    Life Changing Words

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: Has a book changed your life? There’s no doubt one has, though it is probably not in the way the question was intended. There is no book I’ve READ that has changed my life. I’ve read many thousands of books over my lifetime, and none of them stand out in that…

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  • The Most Memorable Gift

    The Most Memorable Gift

    Today’s post may be uncomfortable for some. I’m sorry for that. Sometimes, life is uncomfortable. Don’t read if you’d rather not feel uncomfortable today. Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: What is the most memorable gift you have received? I tried hard to come up with a less triggering answer for this prompt, but this one gift…

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  • The Longest Branch of My Family Tree

    The Longest Branch of My Family Tree

    Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: How far back in your family tree can you go? I spent a long time using to fill in my family tree several years ago. It was fun but exhausting, and eventually, I had to just stop. So when I saw this prompt today, I was a little jazzed about…

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