Don’t waste your vote!!

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I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot lately. Not just because I love her and miss her but because of something she bugged me and nagged me about for a good part of my life. Voting. I have NEVER paid any attention to politics. I still don’t, when I can avoid them and, of course, this year we can’t. … Read More

Man’s Best Friend

When I met the man who later became my husband, he came supplied with one big, old worn out dog named Chip (short for Chocolate Chip). I walked into his house and smelled the dog smell and saw the little wisps of dog fur scooting across the floor and I thought, “Uh oh, he’s a dog man and I’m a … Read More

You Only Live Once!

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You Only Live Once You only live once. What a terrible shame To not really enjoy it, and place all the blame On money or fate, or a world filled with strife Not seeing that WE can create our own life. We only have ONCE to make life a pleasure. The clock is fast-ticking. It’s act now or never. Get … Read More

Building A Dream

Ever since I was a young girl, one of my dreams has been to build my own home. In my mind, I could see myself out on this beautiful piece of land with sweat on my brow, dirt on my nose and a hammer in my hand as I pounded nails, laid block, sawed, painted and performed other acts of … Read More

Zen and the Art of Landscape Maintenance

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha Most people today seem to be constantly busy –constantly rushing from one place to another — constantly texting or talking on cell phones or checking the internet or listening to music. The big problem with that, for me anyway, is that my … Read More

Finding Your “Gee” Spot

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“If the stars came out only once in a lifetime, all of us would be out to see them and would be left speechless by the grandeur of that sight…but when they shine every night we go for months without ever looking up.” ~ R.S. Adams I think everybody needs to find their own “Gee” spot…..their own little spot in … Read More

Finding Me

“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.” — Epictetus I’ve been a lot of different people in my life. Not very many of them were really me. Because I was such an insecure child, I became both a straight-A honor student and a sullen argumentative “hippie”, to impress both my parents and my peers at the same … Read More

All The Way

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  Okay. So nothing lasts forever. Your pets will die. Your job will end. Your kids will grow and move away. Your life will end. The world will end. Sure as the nighttime brings an end to every day.   So surely love can never last How can anything as delicate and rare As fragile and as meaningful as love … Read More

Life in the Slow Lane

I used to always seem to be running late. I’d wake up in the morning early enough to have plenty of time to get to where I wanted to go. But by the time I found myself on the road headed for my destination, it was obvious that I was going to be late. So I’d strap on my seatbelt, … Read More

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