Dispose of the Clothes

Have you ever seen the movie “The Sound of Music”?  Julie Andrews, playing a would-be nun, has been sent from the abbey to the von Trapp family as the new governess.  Captain Von Trapp requests that before she meets his seven children, she change into a different dress.  She tells him that she doesn’t have another dress, since they are required to give all their worldly goods to the poor when entering the abbey.  “What about this dress?” he asks.  “The…

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

You know that item that you bought a long time ago but you never used it and now it just clutters up your closet?  Yeah, that one. We had a closet full of those.  Well, not a whole closet.  But what we had was bulky, so it seemed like it. A few weeks ago, I decided that the large unused items had to go, and  I made some plans for them.  One item, a full-sized piano keyboard which connects to…

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Good, Better, Best

When I was a child, I learned a rhyme that went like this: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest Until your good is better And your better best.” I always liked that sentiment, because I am a bit of a perfectionist.  My feeling is that if you are going to do something, you might as well do the best job possible. Needless to say, that attitude has sometimes resulted in me spending too much time getting something from “really…

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