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Are you lost here?

I had a WordPress problem and reconfigured my database. I subsequently decided to prune my unwieldy tags and categories. That means you probably can’t find anything. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please use the little search box until the intertubez can catch up with me. Meanwhile, the post you’re looking for went that-a-way:     Or this…

Fiat Pop 500c

Pop Update: Fiat Pop 500c at 4,000 miles

I drive a 2012 Fiat Pop, which I bought used on January 11, 2014 with barely 1600 miles. The Pop has mixed reviews, but I love it so far. Magazine and buyer reviews enjoy the go-kart like feeling; it’s an engaging car that requires a relationship with the driver. For me, that fits; I like the involvement. Buyer reviews complain…

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: I’m the Road

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Sometimes you arrive at something small, like a pebble, or a discovery of a bit of your soul that you lost along the way, and you take stock of where you are on your path. That happened to me this week. I found a handful of pebbles, in fact. I am a perpetual stock-taker, an accountant of pebbles, a self-cartographer. Sometimes I take too much stock studying the pebbles and I neglect the road. My hands and pockets get weighted down with an accumulation of gravel, much of which no longer has any name, and none of which is worn smooth. I should make these pebbles into pearls. There should be a pearl for every person I have loved, and one for every book I have read, and one for every bright piece of candy that sweetened my world.

Here are some pearls:

1. A lover’s forgiveness;

2. Anticipation of a new-mowed yard;

3. Coffee, always coffee; today’s special is cherry and chocolate left over from Christmas, which is worth its weight in pearls.