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Today is your lucky day

“Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.”—Terry Pratchett February 24 has always been my lucky day. One year, my butter cake landed the blue ribbon in the Ellsworth County 4-H Fair. […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode Can’t Keep Track

“I cannot quite embrace the gods of antiquity. Gods so petty as to feel threatened by human hubris, destroy Babel, chain Prometheus to a rock, etc. Nah. Look around: there are French cheese and wine, Mozart and Bossa Nova, love and sunsets…all ours for the taking. Surely, He/She/It loves us some.”—Vivian Allvin  Life’s many blessings, […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part 5 or is it 6?

“And to the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said, “pooh, pooh!”—Ludwig Bemelman I heard a report on NPR this morning that Madeline, Ludwig Bemelman’s plucky heroine that lives “in an old house in Paris, covered in vines” was turning 75 next year. I read all the Madeline books to my daughter when she was […]

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