Closer to God

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There was a time when I was closer to God. During that time, I woke up in a state of near bliss. All of my senses were clearer and more finely tuned. Every beautiful sight, every wonderful fragrance, every sensual touch wasn’t just like nourishment to my starving soul – they were pieces of my soul coming back together to … Read More

An Ode To Bernie’s Mittens

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart An Ode To Bernie’s Mittens        by Betsy S. Franz   We’re making fun of Bernie But we’re doing it with love Why did he wear those mittens? Perhaps he lost a  glove?   But the memes are going crazy Showing Bernie everywhere With his paper mask and mittened hands And his plain black … Read More

Finding “The One”

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I was very insecure as a child. I was as thin as a rail and had very crooked teeth and I was fairly shy. I knew I was intelligent but that doesn’t really make you one of the popular kids in school. So I spent a lot of time by myself. I certainly didn’t get asked to school dances or … Read More

Manifesting Miracles

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I was only in my twenties when I started dreaming about and planning my perfect life. But I didn’t just think about what I wanted and put the dream up on a shelf somewhere. I went about trying to “manifest” it. I have always enjoyed reading self-improvement and motivational books and one of the topics I learned about back then … Read More

How John Mulaney Helped Save My Life

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John Mulaney helped save my life. Okay, it wasn’t just John Mulaney. It was Tom Segura, Nick Swardson, Chad Daniels, Dan Cummins, Mark Normand and a whole lot of other comedians I had never heard of before. But John Mulaney was the first. You may think that sounds like the punchline to a good joke. And if you hear it … Read More

I Had To Laugh

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I’ve always loved to make people laugh. I’m not sure when I developed that characteristic. Although I was somewhat shy when I was younger, I was always willing to “play the fool” if it made people laugh. I sometimes even thought that bringing joy is part of my life’s purpose. Of course, not everyone gets my sense of humor. I … Read More

Reaching out for love

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“We rise by lifting others “. ~ Robert Ingersoll I’m a widow. On top of that, I have health problems and I go through depression at times. All of those things are a lot harder if you feel like you have to go through them alone. I’ve always been a very independent person and not the kind who likes to … Read More

Don’t call it his Angelversary

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There is a word that I learned after Tom died that really kind of rubs me the wrong way. The word is “Angelversary”. It’s supposed to be a word to remind people of the day they lost a loved one and to put some sort of a positive spin on it. Like “Ohhhh, he became an angel today.” I think … Read More

Undomesticated Woman

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“You’ll know when you have a wild woman. She can’t be missed or mistaken. She will be bold, a free spirit. A woman who will not allow herself to be held to a standard, or a “norm”. She is her own leader and makes her own choices. She’s outspoken, dirty mouthed, and unapologetically passionate about what (and who) she loves.”  … Read More

Barred Owls – Symbols of Power and Protection

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I live on a beautiful two-acre piece of wooded property that is home to a lot of wonderful wildlife. One of my favorite creatures that have always been here, even before we built our home, are the barred owls. Barred owls are HUGE birds with wingspans that can reach up to almost four feet. They are also very good at … Read More

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