Tea Kettle Philosophy ― My First Job

Another round of head-spinning thoughts and ideas swirl in my brain as the kettle heats. This time it was about my first job, something I’m sure many of you can relate to. It takes about 10 minutes for the water to reach a boil, just what is needed to steep up that strong black tea …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Begin and End

Making tea seems like a never-ending task around here, with a fresh pot being steeped as we’re finishing off the last one — sort of like “chain tea drinking”! That, of course, means the kettle gets a regular workout, and that means lots of time to philosophize. The mind naturally wanders as those minutes go …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Mowed Lawns

Time to steep up another pot of tea, something with a rich taste that will go with a nice slice of cheesecake or maybe some peach cobbler. As always, the first step is to fill the kettle with fresh, clean water and set it on the stove to heat to a boil. Also as always, …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Thought Chain Reaction

Tea Kettle Philosophy involves a lot of thinking. Thinking of one thing leads to another. Filling a tea kettle with water leads to the thought of that tasty tea and its long history. The tea can lead to thoughts of chocolate cake and sitting with friends sipping and talking of such matters of high import …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Loud vs. Soft

Once again the tea kettle is on the boil and the time has come to contemplate some of life’s deepest mysteries. Let’s see, I solved the mystery of how lint gets in my navel and the difference and similarity between “something” and “nothing.” What’s left? How about the concepts of living “loud” vs. living “soft”? …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Something and Nothing

Waiting for the tea kettle to boil is a great time to contemplate the deep mysteries of life. Or one’s navel — which can be pretty mysterious even when filled with lint — but I digress. One of the best things about tea is that you can choose to have a little “me time” while …

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