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2020, The Year that Was
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Take Care of Yourself
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Love & Valentine's Day
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Engage with our Dreams
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Memories for Thanksgiving
November 29, 2019
Diving In - Running Away
October 31, 2019
October 1, 2019
What follows is the finest piece of writing I’ve ever read.
It’s in Christina Baker Kline’s Prologue to the novel A Piece of the World, a fictional memoir about the woman in the famed Andrew Wyeth painting Christina’s World.
In the book, it is said by Christina Olson he...
September 1, 2019
We were walking the East End Beach trail when my husband said he had been talking to a colleague last week at work. This colleague had younger children than ours. He was in the throes of it, seemingly an uphill climb.
My husband and I are on the far side, with ch...
July 30, 2019
“Mine, I’ve come to think, is to become whole. To integrate a lifetime of complexity,
challenges, secrets, luck, privilege, the inheritance of pain, of misunderstanding,
the recompense of all the gifts I have been given with which to explore. I am a digger.
June 28, 2019
When I took up running, late in life at the age of 35-ish, I found the first mile was a killer. Well, at that point, every mile was a killer, but the first mile – really tough.
Even after months of practice, every other day, over and over, the first mile still got to m...
May 31, 2019
How do you define a life well-lived?
Do you define it?
Do you ever think about it?
I don’t think about it all that much, until I see it written or hear it said. Hearing it today made me pause to consider what I think is a life well-lived.
I believe I don’t think about it…...
April 30, 2019
Although I consider myself pretty efficient and conscientious, in some ways I’ve always been a “take-the-long-way” kind of girl.
If I’m riding in the car or taking a walk or doing anything outside, even on a workday, I will always take the most beautiful way….which usu...
March 31, 2019
So it’s snowed.
On March 10....
...the day after we “sprang forward” indicating we were on the downside to spring.
I am a sucker in that the gentle snowfall outside the windows of my new home on the edge of a stream and woods could not be more beautiful, especially...
March 1, 2019
You don’t know this about me, perhaps, but the Food Network is what I watch most often.
I’ve loved to cook all of my adult life. My cooking for others shows my love. Having a warm dinner that has taken time and effort to prepare shows my family I care for them. Dinne...
February 1, 2019
Over coffee with a woman who has made her career in publishing, editing, and writing, I shared some of the stories of my own writing journey…and there are lots of stories!
When I shared this one, she said, “Now that’s a story! Blog about it.” So….
In December 2011, I w...
January 1, 2019
In my writing, there is sometimes a double meaning. My words may say something simple on the surface. Straightforward.
But if the reader looks at the same words in a different way, they may find a second, deeper meaning to the thoughts underlying.
So on the surfac...
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