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Aging Gracefully

I recently had a conversation with Grace. Though nearing her 70th birthday, you would never know it by looking at her. During our discussion, it was clear she was struggling. I am nowhere near the cusp of life’s seventh decade, though … Continue reading

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Write Right

Greetings, Friends ~ There is a certain feeling one gets when reading well-written prose. If done carefully, a story can take us right into its pages. As writers, the manner in which we connect words on paper is important. We … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sugar

It is 2 a.m. I am tossing and turning, hoping I don’t wake the most amazing man on the planet. He is sleeping peacefully at my side. For that reason, I am the luckiest woman anywhere. I am also the … Continue reading

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Better Left Unsaid. Or Not.

Greetings, Friends ~ Perusing Facebook, I am reminded why I do not frequent the news feed as often as I once did. It was enjoyable, wasn’t it? Log on, catch up with friends and family…read a few encouraging posts. Log … Continue reading

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Things I Do Not Do Well

Greetings, Friends ~ I am told I do a lot of things well, but sleeping is not one of them. To be one of those people who can sleep through the waking city, right past the sunrise and straight to … Continue reading

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Grownups And Growndowns

Greetings, Friends ~ My in-transit career means being behind the wheel – a lot. I’m not complaining. I like to drive, especially here in the beautiful state where I live. Oregon bleeds beauty in its nature, and the blessing of … Continue reading

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Do The Right Thing

Greetings, Friends ~ The wise among us know that doing the right thing is always the right thing to do. We also know that if someone needs help, we set aside our personal opinions about how that person got in … Continue reading

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The Elusive Sandman

Greetings, friends ~ Most people are, at this moment, tucked away in their warm beds sleeping peacefully and preparing themselves for a productive tomorrow. But not me. It is midnight here in the Garden of Good and Evil, and that … Continue reading

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Making A Difference In A Complex World

Greetings. friends ~ Lately, I have been focusing on the fact that positive thinking will get me much further than negative thinking ever will. That does not mean that I ignore the injustices occurring in our world, especially that which … Continue reading

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When September Ends

Greetings, Friends ~ September has always been a great month. My father celebrates his birthday on the 3rd, and that special birth date is shared by my nephew. It is a unique day for our family since he was the … Continue reading

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Just Beyond the Tree Line

Greetings, Friends ~ Few things in life give me greater joy than sitting outside in the morning hours, writing. The air is clean, birds are singing and life on this planet is gifted another fresh start. Writing is good at … Continue reading

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I Wanted To Be Sure Of You

Greeting, Friends ~ I woke up this morning realizing just how very fortunate I am. I have a wonderful daughter who makes me proud every single day. She is beautiful and strong and kind. Driven, like me, she is headed … Continue reading

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Here, In Paradise

Greetings. It is just after midnight. I didn’t quite make it to the witching hour before the weight of an impossible to-do list jolted me awake. I am reminded that time is a competitive racer. Though I travel in the … Continue reading

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Forward Is That Direction

Greetings, It is Sunday. I am sitting outside in one of my favorite spots, writing. The back yard view is of beautiful green trees that boast new life, bright flowers planted earlier this Spring and that particular shade of blue … Continue reading

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Life’s Defeat

Greetings, Readers ~ Thumbing through my handwritten journal, I found this short poem. Like much of my writing, it was probably scribed sometime after midnight when I should be sleeping. Those nights are plenty. It is raw writing, as is … Continue reading

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