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About Nancy

Nancy Hoffmann began studying Zen Buddhism in 1992 and has dedicated this site to meditating on what she sees and believes. She is not averse to sharing laughter as well.

Portrait of Regula

Regula Feldman was a person I admired, if only for her blonde bangs and long hair. She frequently wore a dark-and-light purple mini-dress, and this gave her a cachet that went beyond her slightly stout figure. Together with her best … Continue reading

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Ugh: children!

I never wanted children. Even as a small child, I would put a plastic horse in my toy baby buggy and proclaim that I was never having children–only horses. I’m pretty sure my mom didn’t want me, either. She’d already … Continue reading

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3 hilarious winning cartoon captions from “The New Yorker”

“Ignore the screams, sir. I’ll get you a new fork.” Aliina Hopkins, West Hartford, Conn.   SECOND PLACE “Would you care to hear about our tipping policy?” George Forgie, Austin, Texas   THIRD PLACE “If you feel a draft, I … Continue reading

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Grandma Grammar Recommends This Hilarious Post!! People who can’t be saved even with Spell Check . . . Enjoy! It’s really fun to read! . . . And then there’s Debra Messing screaming at Susan Sarandon: “. . . the water you properted to care … Continue reading

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The Grammar Grandma Strikes Again!

Want to drive me totally nuts? It’s easy! Run your fingernails down a blackboard–or commit any of the following grammar sins. You might not hear me say anything, but I’ll bet you hear my teeth grinding! “Another words.” I hear … Continue reading

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Happy Grandparents’ Day!

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Happy 135th Birthday, Mother El! Carl Sandburg apparently loved you!

My grandmother, Elsie Klotz(!) Gilruth, was born on August 12, 1883. In 1923, apparently (see envelope, below), Carl Sandburg wrote her a poem and sent it to her home, presumably so she would get it before her husband saw it. … Continue reading

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