Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

Well I suppose I’m happy as a clam…

The signature of a Kris Kirstofferson song is really, really long lines. Full lyrics HERE.

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“Stagnation now, stagnation tomorrow, stagnation forever!”

Barack Obama gave a speech recently suggesting that the Democrats were aiming too high. He said they should focus on tiny, incremental, almost unnoticeable change. I hope nobody was listening. The inaction and impotence of his own administration were responsible for the voter apathy that put a game-show host in the White House. If the …

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Language

“What I liked about my drawings (and paintings-on typing paper, wrapping paper, or on old newspapers) was the fact that I was sure that anybody who happened to see them would believe I was crazy. The reason this pleased me is that I knew I wasn’t.  I was especially concerned about noticing carefully people who …

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Yourself

“No one and nothing can free you but your own understanding.”  ~Ajahn Chah • “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.  None but ourselves can free our minds.”  ~Bob Marley, Redemption Song

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Skip

“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.”  ~Leo Buscaglia Most Leo Buscaglia quotes have an ellipsis in the middle.  His conversations tended to wander.  😀

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Don’t be thinkin’ that I don’t want you…

I didn’t really think much of this song while it was on the charts, but all these years later it popped into my head and won’t leave. Full lyrics HERE.

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Always knew

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Homeostasis

From The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon: Excuse me. This is not about protecting my friend. I’m a big fan of homeostasis. Do you know what that is? Penny: Of course not! Sheldon: Homeostasis refers to a system’s ability to regulate its internal environment and maintain a constant condition of properties like temperature or pH. Penny:  …

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Flowers

Mona‘s Uncle Rodney, eighty-three years old and suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, drew us a bouquet of flowers.

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Of Course

“I wanted to write so that I would have something interesting to read, for while everything I read was quite good, some of it wonderful, I believed that I would write better, and so of course it turned out to be.”  ~William Saroyan There are people in this world who suffer from low self-esteem.  William …

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Just Sitting and Being Alive

Excerpted from The Bicycle Rider in Beverly Hills, the autobiography of William Saroyan, © 1952: Water to an Armenian is a holy thing, like fire. A farmer watering his plants, trees, or vines is taking part in a rite which has profound meaning and satisfaction for him. The farmers of Fresno went to the headgates …

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Perfect Collaborations

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