Yearly Archives: 2013


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    The Lost Art of Being Surprised

    Posted on November 8, 2013 by in Ramblings

    It seems that there are no surprises anymore. People tell each other exactly what they want for gifts, and gift cards have become the de facto standard so that the recipient can purchase exactly what she wants. Where’s the surprise in that?! What happened to the thrill of shaking the box wrapped in shiny paper, […]

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    The Lost Art of Finding Joy in the Journey

    Posted on July 26, 2013 by in Ramblings

    These days, we’re all in such a hurry. We have to get around the slow car in front of us, just to arrive at the traffic light one car’s length ahead. We get, and even eat, our meals in the car, because we feel that there’s just not time to cook an old-fashioned dinner and […]

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    The Lost Art of Not Taking Freedom for Granted

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by in Ramblings

    Today is the 4th of July, which means that we in the United States celebrate our independence today. Or that today we celebrate with fireworks and parades and parties, and that it happens to be on a day that may have once signified something important. Like independence. And freedom. Freedom from tyranny, oppression, religious persecution. […]

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    The Lost Arts of Letter-Writing and Thank-You

    Posted on May 30, 2013 by in Ramblings

    I have a Google alert set for my company name, The Lost Arts, so that I know if someone out in cyberspace is talking about me. I receive many alerts, none of which have actually been about me. Yet. Instead, they are for things as various and sundry as “The lost art of political skulduggery,” […]

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