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A glorious morning it is when I don’t “hit snooze.”

I intentionally use an alarm app that has no snooze and forces activity to halt it. And yet, after I have silenced it, I sometimes set a new alarm for 15 minutes later. I’m doing that less though, so that’s progress, I guess, right?

We all aspire to be punctual and disciplined. Yet, whenever it comes to waking up in the morning and setting up a goal, we end up hitting the snooze button. Hitting it with such a pride as if it wa…

Source: Stop Hitting Your Snooze Button – Boringbug

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It’s a bit strange when I think to myself: am I really living the best life I possibly can? I am trying to. Am I trying hard enough though? I actually want to say “I don’t know”, but at this point, the better answer is no, not yet, I’m not.

I can do better. The whole world seems to be in a slump, but that’s really no excuse.

What do you think? Am I just viewing things through dark gray lenses?

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I’ve been interested in the art of origami, or paper folding, for a very long time. I think it’s the way a simple piece of paper, or a few pieces, can be coaxed into making familiar shapes, or even just abstract shapes. The only limits seem to be the creator’s imagination and the limits of folding a piece of paper. Mostly for my own information, I’m looking into it a bit more. Here’s a few links I dug up:

Origami Club


Origami for Everyone

Have fun folding paper!

I’m participating in the #AtoZChallenege Challenge! Today’s letter is F. You can find out more about it here:

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When I wake in the morning, I listen for the usual sounds, like birds and a little bit of the wind. Sometimes, the sounds of a distant train reach me ears, or, a nearby helicopter (I’m close to a freeway.) Pretty often, as well, I hear my nephew getting rambunctious downstairs.

I’m participating in the A-to-Z Challenge! Today’s letter is E. You can find out more about it here:

Some day, you’ll see!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Today is gonna be the be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you.

Take life one day at a time.

I’m participating in the A-to-Z Challenge! Today’s letter is D. You can find out more about it here:


Copper is an interesting metal. It’s fairly common, so it’s used in many ways, from currency to electronics. It’s also an element I never give much thought to, except to recall that when it oxidizes, you get the greenish color.
I just recalled that it’s also one of the words in the English language that can refer to a police officer, although it’s not one I hear often, being an American. I do read some literature, so that’s the last place I recall seeing it.
All this talk of copper got me thinking about pennies, so here’s a couple of sayings I’m aware of:

Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck.


A penny saved is a penny earned.

–Benjamin Franklin

I’m participating in the A-to-Z Challenge! Today’s letter is C. You can find out more about it here:

featured photo by Joanna Kosinska