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Day 3787: Personal growth

Personal growth is my game and Ann Koplow is my name. As a matter of fact, I’ve tagged every blog post I’ve written here with the category “personal growth” (the other constant tagged category is “photojournalism”).

Today, the Daily Bitch has something to say about personal growth.

One aspect of my personal growth has been embracing my inner Daily Bitch. And while I have not had enough of personal growth (if that were true, I wouldn’t return back to work today as an individual and group psychotherapist), I do want to join with the Daily Bitch declaring that I don’t HAVE to do any more personal growth work on myself. As I blogged here when I turned 70, I’ve worked very hard at many things (including personal growth) my whole life, and now it’s time to relax, coast, and not work so hard.

Of course, I’m open to all the personal growth that happens naturally if one is open to change and difference. And I’m 100% there for my patients’ personal growth.

Do you see personal growth in any of my other images for today?

There’s a lot on YouTube about personal growth, including this:

Thanks to all who join me in personal growth, including YOU!

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Day 3769: Confident

I’m confident that, with over 10 years of experience doing this daily blog, I can create a good enough post today.

I’m confident that I can figure out what to pack for a river cruise down the Rhine next week.

I’m confident that I’ll see many beautiful sights during the river cruise.

I’m confident that our cat Joan’s eye problems will clear up soon and that my husband Michael will help take care of that while I’m away.

I’m confident that I’ll be able to blog and tweet during my trip.

I’m confident that saying I’m confident helps me feel more confident.

I’m confident that you’ll enjoy the images I have to share with you today.

I’m confident that we could all tell a story on Tell a Story Day.

Here’s what a confident search on YouTube reveals:


I’m confident that this comment about that YouTube video is helpful:


Thanks to all who help me feel more confident every day, including YOU.

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Day 3638: Four letter words

This blog post will show lots of four letter words. That goal will last from this word to last.


Joan, snug.





Cats’ toys.


Says them: “hate,” “fear,” can’t,” “ugly, “Elon,” Musk,” “MAGA,” “ugly,” “debt,” “poor,” plus more.

What to cast away?



Said, less, more, math.

K. Flay, “Four Letter Words.”

What word ends this blog post?

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Day 3509: Throwaways

When I was walking around my neighborhood on trash and recycling Tuesday, I noticed several throwaways:

I took that throwaway shot of my favorite building in the neighborhood because demolition trucks were parked outside, and I’m afraid it’s going to become a throwaway.

Last night, I asked this question on Twitter:


Personally, I would never throw away

  • books,
  • musical instruments,
  • confidential documents (without shredding them first),
  • interesting architecture,
  • my values,
  • people, and
  • cats.

Because I’m trying to throw away a few pounds, I saved part of that latest culinary masterpiece by Michael for today’s lunch.

Here’s a throwaway definition,

… a few more throwaway lines,

… and the song “Throwaway” by SG Lewis and Clairo:


I look forward to your comments on this throwaway post.

Thanks to all who choose to throw away some of their valuable time on this blog, including YOU!

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Day 3505: Who are you really?

I’m someone who really asks a lot of questions, but I don’t think I’ve ever asked, “Who are you really?”

Who asked that question is Michael A. Singer, who I really like.

Who am I really is someone who probably DOES ask the question “Who are you really?” but not in those exact words. I think that’s what I was asking last night on Twitter:

Who are you really? Are you someone who wants to see my other images for today?

Who is the Daily Bitch really?

Heres what I find on YouTube when I search for “who are you really?”

I also find this:

Who are you really? Are you someone who’s going to leave a comment about this “who are you really?” post?

Who am I really? I’m someone who is really grateful I get to blog everyday for me and for YOU.

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Day 3481: Iconic Duos

Last night, because I knew I was going to pose a question about iconic duos on Twitter, I asked my better half Michael to send me this photo of our iconic duo:


Here’s the question about iconic duos I asked on Twitter.

Iconic answers to that Twitter question have included John Lennon & Paul McCartney, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner, Michelle & Barack Obama, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Batman & Robin, and Peanut Butter & Jelly.

I’m realizing that my answer to a different question on Twitter is all about another iconic duo.

Here’s “Daulton Lee” by the iconic duo Pat Metheny and the late Lyle Mays, from the movie The Falcon and the Snowman.


Do you see any iconic duos in my other images for today?


Ice cream figures in several iconic duos, doesn’t it?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “iconic duos.”


Finally, here’s another iconic duo: Me & Gratitude for YOU!

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Day 3327: Trying

During these trying times, I’m trying to

  • be a good mother,
  • help people cope with anxiety and depression,
  • remain positive,
  • stay safe,
  • stay healthy,
  • overcome my resistance to doing tasks I want to avoid (like our taxes),
  • understand people’s irrational behaviors,
  • be kind,
  • watch the Olympics,
  • read,
  • balance my needs with other people’s needs,
  • set and maintain healthy boundaries,
  • create another great presentation about my groups,
  • be an ally for social justice,
  • reduce my carbon footprint,,
  • figure out how to celebrate National Toothache Day, and
  • identify a common theme for today’s images.

We’re also trying to maintain a good environment for our gregarious cat Joan and our shy cat Harley.

Here’s “Trying” by The Staves.

What are you trying during these trying times?

As always, I’m trying to express how grateful I am to all who help me create these daily blogs, including YOU.

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Day 3319: The day before

On the day before my 69th birthday, I’m sharing some images from the day before this one.

Soon it will be the night before my birthday, so here’s “The Night Before” by the Beatles.

I’m grateful I’ve reached the day before yet another birthday and I’m grateful for you!

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