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Attempts at finding universal truth in personal experiences.

Dog Person

Dog Person

Please pardon the expression when I say that perhaps I’ve bitten off more than I can chew when co-adopting a puppy with my mom and her mobility problems that make it difficult to participate in the training. But she loves the puppy and insists we keep her. I tell our puppy I love her too in the same way I did when my cat’s health began to degenerate with old age and he became more and more difficult to care…

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Quiet in My Neighborhood, Letter 4

Quiet in My Neighborhood, Letter 4

In the midst of it all, my mom and I decided to adopt a puppy – a two-month-old pug we named Peggy and she’s a handful but we love her. The beauty of it all is that she’s helped distract me from my negative emotions.

Lockdown, Letter 1

Lockdown, Letter 1

At least things were happening in my sleep. I was dreaming one dream after another after another. My dream life was exciting! My waking life was boring.

Something Changed

Something Changed

For this post to make sense, you need to go back and read the very first post on this blog entitled, “Something’s Gotta Change” because this is the sequel. Something did change this year. Just not everything. But the change was significant enough that it’s worth noting. So, here goes. 3 Reboots First off, I’m not sure how many of my readers know this but Bonjour Jubilation the blog is now in its 3rd incarnation. 2011 – It began. I…

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Sand-Filled Sea Turtle

Sand-Filled Sea Turtle

(acquired ≈ between 2004 and 2006) Reflecting on an object from my treasure box. The memory of the exact occasion for which this object was given is completely lost to me, but I treasure it not so much because of when I received, but because of who gave it to me. The toy sea turtle is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand, as baby sea turtles tend to be. It is soft and filled with, I…

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