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Appreciation
Thursday, July 23, 2020      4 comments

I’ve had my first peach of the season and It. Was. Perfect. Perfect. Warm; juicy but not water-balloon juicy; firm flesh, no pith; sweet but not toothache-inducing sweet. Perfect. I always worry a bit about that first peach. Peaches are my... Read more
Compassion
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      0 comments

I know that everyone is being bombarded with the kinds of messages I try to share. Still, it’s harder and harder to work through anxiety and fear. It’s harder and harder to see silver linings. It’s harder and harder to find things to be ... Read more
Normal
Monday, March 23, 2020      3 comments

Normal changes all the time. The store stops selling your coffee so now you drink a new brand. Your work hours change so now you have to get up at 0500 instead of 0700. You get a new system at work and Alt+S no longer = SAVE With those litt... Read more
Hope
Thursday, March 19, 2020      3 comments

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better we can bear hardship today." Thich Nhat Hanh It may be a slog, but things WILL get better. Remember to push ... Read more
New Roads
Thursday, March 05, 2020      5 comments

It is hard to leave the reality you know. Harder still to step forward when you know you are entering a new reality. Every journey begins with that first step. That leap of faith. Even when we find ourselves standing at a crossroads someplace ... Read more
The right time
Tuesday, February 04, 2020      2 comments

"Do not be ready before your time. There’s no knowing what symmetry is marshalling itself below this confusion. First the long attentiveness of listening must be paid; Don’t brave your way out of this husk while it serves to protect your ... Read more
Striving
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      4 comments

I had written a bit on words, but my mind has turned to more weighty matters. Let me lead this off by saying I do not like basketball. I would rather watch curling than basketball. But losing a legend and, more tragically, his daughter, anothe... Read more
Tradition!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      2 comments

Tradition! I don’t know if you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof, but for Tevye, tradition is what keeps their lives safe and balanced. “Without our traditions,” he explains, “our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.” Through the play or... Read more
Tradition!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      0 comments

Tradition! I don’t know if you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof, but for Tevye, tradition is what keeps their lives safe and balanced. “Without our traditions,” he explains, “our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.” Through the play or... Read more
Dead Stars
Friday, January 10, 2020      1 comments

The poet Ada Limón was on PBS Newshour over the holidays and was speaking to the need for poetry. She quoted from her poem Dead Stars and this line really struck me : “Look, we are not unspectacular things.” Let that soak in. ‘We are NOT UNs... Read more
Hiraeth
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      1 comments

So. Positivity. I do try to find the positive in things. Look, my purple-hearted, white clematis is blooming from earth to sky, My strawberries are starting to set! I finally saw Paw-Paw blossoms! But sometimes one feeling reigns supr... Read more
Streaks
Tuesday, August 28, 2018      4 comments

Okay, so this may have just happened : (It's hard to see, but on the right it shows I've logged into Spark People for only one day. The days ... Read more
Two days on, Six days off!
Saturday, June 30, 2018      2 comments

It's just SO HOT! and what should have been a half hour drive home from seeing Mom took an hour due to bridge work. 500 million degrees out there, everyone else with their AC Blaring, me in my little Soul, windows down, radio blaring and singing... Read more
Heavy heart
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      13 comments

She was the most amazing friend. She was my nearly constant companion. She got up with me no matter the time or the weather because there was work to be done. She worked for the joy of it and was never swayed by treats. She would chase a tennis ... Read more
Apathy
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      4 comments

I feel like crap. I want to scream and rant and rave but it just seems like too much trouble. I want to go to one of my groups for help but people there have REAL problems so I feel like I'm whinging. I'm only about waist deep in this quagmir... Read more

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