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Hostas of Gratitude

A deer had twin babies in a cave-like protected area under the lilac bushes in our yard last June.  I watched the fawns nurse and frolic for several weeks and when their mother thought...

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Grace

I’m currently reading a David Richo book called “The Power of Grace”.  I grew up Catholic and the word “grace” was bandied around a lot — though never really satisfactorily explained. That was back...

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Searching for a Muse

I have always wanted a muse.  I asked a couple of people that I thought might be likely candidates for the position and every one of them turned me down.  I was surprised —...

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Finding Direction

When I was riding my bike on a back country road the other day, I pulled over to take a swig from my water bottle and two confused-looking elderly women stopped next to me...

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Finding Truth

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about the healing aspect of nature.  I like it when I see on Facebook that one of my friends is taking a walk on the beach, camping in...

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Walking and Singing

When we lived on an island off the coast of North Carolina a bunch of years ago, our house sat on a dead end road surrounded by dunes and sand paths leading to the village...

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Success at School

I’m enrolled in another round of Spanish-for-retired-people through the local community college and I’m enjoying it immensely — except that sometimes I feel stressed because it’s difficult and I’m not the smartest kid in...

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Made With Love

The other day I had breakfast at one of my favorite places. It was early in the day and Rita’s made-from-scratch frosted sugar cookies were just coming out of the oven, getting ready to...

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Teenage Retaliation

There was a teacher in my high school who was unpopular with a lot of the kids.  He wasn’t a bad teacher as I recall — it seemed to me that he tried hard...

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Books Are the Best

Both of my mother’s parents died when she was quite young, facilitating the need to send her and her brothers to live with separate relatives.  My mother rarely saw her brothers after her parents’...

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