Author: Trina Machacek

Is This You? | Life Changes Us All

We sit in the back row at church. No real reason for this. It just happens that way. So the back of my head of hair has not been an issue—until now. I was drying my hair after a shower and I happened to see what I thought was a lone stray gray hair swishing at me from the back of my head. Devious little thing. So I thought I would see where it came from and picked up a mirror to check out the back of my front. Do not do this! Do not I say! I found...

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Is this You? | Watch Yourself

You know when you fall down or trip on your own feet you can feel the eyes of those around you are upon you? How do you know that? Is it because when someone around you falls down or trips on their own feet that you are watching them? Well not on purpose of course, it’s just human nature. I know that when I see someone do some sort of slip and slide I watch. But I watch and think two things. First I think, ouch that’s going to hurt tomorrow, and I feel sorry for the slip-slider. Then...

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Is This You? | Flying Spiders

We find ourselves flowing into another season. It’s fall, autumn, post summer, pre-winter. So many things happen this time of year. Not that there are more or fewer things happening as compared to spring, but just different things. Like watching the leaves turn on the trees. Leaf peepers are out and about, especially on the eastern seaboard. But somewhat in every state. In Nevada up in the mountains as the freezing temperatures creep from the summits down to the lowlands the leaves on the trees give a grand show for anyone who is lucky enough to see them. But...

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Is this You? | Listing Everything

Have you seen the ads on TV for a new refrigerator that you can use to make your grocery list? Then at the store you just call up your fridge on your phone and voila there is your grocery list. I’m not sure I want to give my refrigerator that power. Think about this. Just how far are we away from our appliances telling us what they will and will not tolerate from us mere humans. Huh, I think there was a movie about just that action. If you didn’t see it, trust me it didn’t turn out all...

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Is This You? | Peanut Butter

No, this isn’t going to be about which is better peanut butter, smooth or crunchy. Even though as I sat down to write and my other half asked what the name of this week’s column was and I said peanut butter and he said, “Extra crunchy” and I said smooth. Poor guy he is again on the wrong side of the fence because everyone knows it’s smooth and creamy all the way! That problem solved I would rather we discuss the more intellectual nuisances of this wonder food, as there are just so many as you can imagine. Or...

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