Power of the printed word

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All of the recent talk about fake news reminded me of one of my early lessons about the power of the printed word. When I first started writing in my early 30’s I was very idealistic. I considered myself a “motivational writer” and I would write things about going after your dreams or not accepting things in life that made … Read More

Birds, butterflies and other blessings

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The first thing I do every morning, even though it is still dark when I wake up, is to go outside and take a walk around our little woods and start counting the birds and other forms of wildlife that make up my daily blessings. My eyes are usually still blurred with sleep and that, combined with the darkness of … Read More

Unlikely friends

 I was one of those people who were lucky enough to meet and marry my perfect partner and experience real, true love. I know not everyone gets to have that and I never took for granted how lucky I was to have my husband in my life. My love for him was so intense, that I just never thought I … Read More

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

Reconstructing Me

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Before I met my late husband, I was a very capable woman. I did a LOT of things for myself, including building some of my own furniture. I never really doubted how capable I was. But then I married a guy who was so much better than I was at so many things, that I quickly just let him take … 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

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