Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

We had just passed a road construction site on the small two-lane state highway on the way from our hotel to my Dad’s house. The new road cuts and construction revealed bright red dirt— really red dirt, even by the standards of the Piedmont Plateau in Georgia. From the back seat my daughter asked, “Mom, …

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Several scientific studies over the last couple of years have provided some evidence (see some references below), most of it by correlation, that a daily habit of meditation promotes successful aging and better mental health through stress reduction, but it’s actual effects on any given health problem are mixed. But have you ever actually tried …

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Recently my husband and I headed for an overnight in Chicago. We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, ate at a wonderful restaurant, walked the Magnificent Mile (and spent absolutely no money), and took in a show at the Chicago Theater. We saw the comedian, Gabriel Iglesias, who is currently on tour. It’s been a …

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