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November 30, 2018
Knowing how it all will end should make the wait and anticipation easier to tolerate. The knowing may make us more patient, less anxious, better able to weather the journey getting there.
Aaahh – but nothing is certain, right?
I’m no longer one to believe that if...
October 31, 2018
Walking my neighborhood sidewalks on a cool-ish, gorgeous fall Saturday afternoon, suddenly I was falling down into the rabbit hole….into a place of nostalgia that brought me back to my childhood.
It’s always funny to me at what moves me, and when.
It’s usually at the mo...
September 28, 2018
“To every thing
Turn, turn, turn
There is a season
And a time to every purpose under heaven.”
Turn! Turn! Turn! by the Byrds
Maybe I’ve (finally) hit the next turning point.
Although I never considered myself (and still don’t) a perfectionist, with my first c...
August 31, 2018
On my last Sunday morning in my home of twenty-five years, the universe smiles down on me to give me my most perfect day.
I believe in signs.
And I know this morning is a meaningful one. Its energy is not lost on me. Its sweetness.
I began the morning in all...
July 31, 2018
(The kiddos wall...for the last 25 years.)
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about houses.
My husband and I have hit the stage in our life’s journey of “transition.”
What’s next? What do we want? Where might we go?
Our sons are still in the midst of launching,...
June 29, 2018
“Lovin can hurt.
Lovin can hurt sometimes,
but it’s the only thing that I know.
And when it gets hard,
you know it can get hard sometimes,
it is the only thing that makes us feel alive.
We keep this love in a photograph.
We make these memories for ourselves…..”
Ed Sheeran, “Ph...
May 31, 2018
Funny how my advice to young people is…. not what I had once believed.
It’s not the advice that was given to me.
I’m sure for some folks, life follows an ordered and expected path. Things play out pretty much as they planned.
I thought that was me.
I was a planner.
May 1, 2018
This article kicked off the Mother's Day series on MariaShriver.com May 3, 2016.
“What would you like for Mother’s Day?” my husband asked when our sons were sixteen and twelve.
“The boys should ask me,” I replied. “I’m not your mother.”
“They will,” my husband said. “...
March 30, 2018
My 3rd book is launched! It’s an exciting day!
If you’re so inclined, you may buy it or view an excerpt on Amazon here.
I hope you’ll share it far and wide, buy it as gifts for friends, and join me in introducing our beautiful state of Maine to others “from away.” We a...
February 28, 2018
“How do you want to spend the rest of your life?”
From the book: "Promise Me, Dad" by Joe Biden
said by President Barack Obama to
Vice President Joe Biden
when he was considering running for
the 2016 Presidential Democratic Nominee
I’ve said before that my “top” books o...
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