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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell This has been a difficult lesson for me to learn in my life. I’m a planner, an organizer, the antithesis of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants person. I like to visualize the outcome, plan […]

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  • Monday, January 16, 2017

    “There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ~ Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon After an unsettled weekend, equilibrium has been restored. We begin again. My desk is a mess with papers and books and binders so tidying up will be the first task I tackle this morning. I once resolved […]

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  • Sunday, January 15, 2017

    “Everything’s going along as usual and then all shit breaks loose.” ~ Joan Didion (Please pardon the language in today’s quote. It’s just so fitting for what happened yesterday that I couldn’t resist using it.) Yesterday morning I was sitting in bed sipping coffee and working on my daily blog post. It was almost finished […]

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  • Friday, January 13, 2017

    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus The weather gurus said it is supposed to start warming up today. It’s currently -20C so we’ll see. This week has been horribly cold–but sunny, so that does make it easier to bear. (Says she who […]

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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017

    “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew The bone-chilling cold has returned but I’m still proclaiming the month of January to be one of my favourites of the year. Yesterday, […]

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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    “Look not out, but within . . . Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.” ~ William Penn Some things . . . A […]

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  • Monday, January 9, 2017

    “True silence is the rest of the mind; and is to the spirit, what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” ~ William Penn I read something the other day that made me realize that there is never really silence in my world. It’s relative. As now the ticking of the furnace as it […]