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Loss And Gain

When I compare
What I have lost with what I have gained,
What I have missed with what attained,
Little room do I find for pride.

I am aware
How many days have been idly spent;
How like an arrow the good intent
Has fallen short or been turned aside.

But who shall dare
To measure loss and gain in this wise?
Defeat may be victory in disguise;
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of
attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important
than facts. It is more important than the past, the
education, the money, than circumstances, than
failure, than successes, than what other people
think or say or do. It is more important than
appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or
break a company... a

church... a home. The
remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that
day. We cannot change our past... we cannot
change the fact that people will act in a certain
way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only
thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is
10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react
to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of
our Attitudes.

C. R. Swindoll

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Romance is the glamour which turns
the dust of everyday life into a golden
haze. Elynor Glyn

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"Each friend represents a
world in us, a world possibly
not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting
that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

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Our actions throughout the day seek to imitate
nature by having a purpose. Kindness is like
the rising of the sun that sheds new light on
matters, and compassion is like the rain that
washes away the old and nurtures new life.
M. Heninger


Some TV shows I like


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Big Bang Theory,  NCIS, CSI/Vegas, Bones, The Mentalist, Royal Pains, Sullivan & Son, Agatha Christie's Poirot & Miss Marple, Murdoch Mysteries, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, Modern Family, Grimm, Midsomer Murders, & The Little Couple. I also like a lot of the BBC programs and just about anything on the Travel Channel.
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I love to read mysteries. Especially books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child:
Riptide, The Ice Limit, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, Brimstone, Book of the Dead, and Dance of Death.
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I've often heard of books that you couldn't put down, but never really found one until I read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. It takes place in the late 1800's and it is the story of Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer in Chicago. While he was luring unsuspecting victims to their deaths, just a short distance away was the construction of the second World's Fair. As interesting as the story of this serial killer is, the story about the World's Fair (White City) was surprisingly captivating. 

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a novel about an aging famous author
who's life is about to end. She has written twelve best sellers, all based on events
of her life. These stories were part truth and part fiction. But, now at the end of her
life, she wants to tell the thirteenth tale. Only this one will be the truth about her life.
A life books of fiction are made of, but a life she had to keep secret.

This was an excellent story. It held my interest and caused me to look forward to
picking this book up again and learning more about Vida's history. A life story so
hard to believe, and yet you know stories like this may have happened to many.
I would most certainly recommend it.


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Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
J. Masai

Happy Halloween



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Words Engraved

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Gift of Gab


..And the song from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

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    Hi Carja,

    I'm good... I hope all is well with you!0e6164466b435e2230f5dd9363b14e2786723504


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    Have a great weekend


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    Carja Happy Halloween to you as well!!!!!

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    Glad Fall is here at last....hope your day is pleasant!
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    No Yuku for the last 2 days
    Hope you been having some fun this weekend

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    Jim AKA RapidFire

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    Tks, will sure give it a shot

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    Hi Foxy!

    Happy Friday!

    Your verse there is very true!

    How is your day going? Are you getting better? Best wishes for an awesome weekend!


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    Hello Carolyn 

    My Summer holiday was fantastic ,  I arrived in Boston Mass.  but for 8 days I stayed about 20 miles  away at a place called Danvers .

    Ideal for my travels further afield  I visited many  coastal  communities , and also visited Salem Absolutely loved it .

    I drove up to Lubec , Maine stayed further 8 days  visited Campobello Island  and saw Roosevelt's  country retreat  ,  its now designated a international Park  funded  both by Canada and America  the home and grounds are totally free .

    To get onto the Island ( Canada ) you drive over a bridge  pass  passport control so I got my passport stamped  by the Canadians .

    Lubec  is very much a one road town  right on the Bay of Fundy I went whale watching  actually saw a minkie  whale  plenty of porpoises, bald  eagle's   , seals .

    Before this trip I have never travelled up North   all the times I have been over ways spent down South , it was like two different countries .

    Oh I also drove to Bangor  where  I stopped off at Stephen King's Home ,,, he doesn't live there any  more it used as an office  now .

    # But it was gorgeous ..........

    I have already booked up again to go  Summer 2017 I will travel about more  hoping to see Martha's vineyard and travel a bit more into Canada .

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    Reply from Carja:

    So glad you had a great time.  One thing about the states is our diversity.  From snow covered mountains to sandy beaches, and from beautiful forests to the unusual, like the Badlands and the deserts.  If you actually saw America first, there wouldn't be much time to visit other countries.  I've been fortunate that, because of my father's work, we lived all over the U.S. and I saw a lot of our country. 
    Happy you think enough of us to want to come back some day.  We'll see what the election brings.  I'm a Democrat for Clinton.  (Fingers crossed)
    Take care
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    Hi, Carolyn; thank you ... have a wonderful evening. :)

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    Mister Nostalgic

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    Thank you Carja, :) Have a good night. :)
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    Stopping in to say hello..

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    aka The Shadow

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    Thanks, I hoe your day is going well.
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