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  1. Anonymous says:

    Considering my began as a life as a poor person with only dreams to sustain me, my life was and continues to be a journey. Based on statistics and society at large, I am not supposed to be where I am now. I did not arrive alone, I had lots of support along the way from people who believed in me.

    What a blessing.

    The struggle continues.!

  2. Veronica Tovey says:

    Thank you Jan. I enjoyed reading your poetry today. You are very talented!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oscar and Opal–heralds of spring! Thank you for keeping watch for their arrival, Jan, and alerting all of us.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is a wonderful explication of a very dense, wise poem. I love your insight, that the form of it requires a certain patience, forcing the reader to slow down. On the lighter side, there’s this ditty: “Patience is a virtue, find it if you can. Seldom in a woman, never in a man!”

  5. Elizabeth Ayres says:

    The memories of cookie-baking is so cozy and warm and comforting — the perfect antitode to the dark cold days of mid-winter.

  6. Carolyn Egeli says:

    Merry Christmas Jan. The cookies for guests belie your scandinavian background. Look at the paintings by Larsen of the guests waiting for the baked goodies to be spread out for them…they had to be invited numerous times to partake before it was deemed seemly to indulge themselves in cookies and cakes.

  7. Lori says:

    “A Few of My Favorite Things” is so beautifully written. In my mind, I am in your home, enjoying a first-person perspective. Thank you for this delightful piece, Jan. It was a great pleasure to read!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Jan, your piece on the Blue Ridge and the economy was a rousing call to action. Plus, I’ve just read your mosquito piece, which had me laughing all the way through. What a wonderful solution, to turn to those “weapons of war” you have so kindly provided for us. Thanks for your sensibility, your astute observations and your fine writing! Elizabeth

  9. Anonymous says:

    There is a very special energy to the season, which you’ve captured beautifully. And the poem also shares a new slant on this season of slantwise light.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful memories — I never could get the hang of it, but my mother had a sewing machine much like the one you have pictured, with a gizmo you controlled with your knee, and later it was refinished with a pedal on the floor. Sewing our own clothes could be an interesting alternative to outsourcing? Beautifully written, as always, Elizabeth

  11. Anonymous says:

    I love the way you’re plumbing the depths — the childhood foundation for these adult passions. Also, think you should put me on your cookie broadcast list! (Just kidding, unless you cn find a way to separate them from the calories.)

  12. Shirley says:

    Hi Jan! Love every article! Informative, delightful and fun!

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is charming. I love the sense of intimate relationship with the garden and denizens thereof you create for us. Thank you, Elizabeth

  14. Anonymous says:

    I love the chickadees as well, and you describe them so vividly! At my window feeder, I can watch them closely, and I love the determination with which they peck for their seed! I love your weekly postings, and how you always manage to find an uplighting tidbit for us to peck at!

  15. Bonnie says:

    My first blog from you Jan, and I loved it! I learn best when in small doses, so feel I now know a bit about this wonderful bird and will keep my eyes alert for an appearance. Bonnie

  16. Anonymous says:

    I didn’t know about the interbreeding. If it doesn’t matter to them, it certainly doesn’t to me! We humans should take a lesson from this bird and be more willing to share our “feasts”! Your post is sheer joy, Jan. It is a morself of delight!

  17. elizabethayres says:

    It seems to me that, the state of the world being what it is, and our journey through it being what IT is, we could all use a love letter to ourselves and a huge dose of “winks!” So thank you, Jan, for this inspirational pick-me-up. Elizabeth

  18. Zelley Barbara says:

    Always a special “tickle” to see the unexpected — I never noticed the special McCartney “wink”. Looking forward to future posts and seeing the world through different lens!

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