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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    “Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.” ~Thomas Merton I pour a measure of warm water into the half-full bag of seed starting mix, reach in and begin mixing it with a gloved hand. As I massage the soil I become intoxicated with […]

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  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    “[Hobbits] love peace and quiet and a good tilled earth.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien I’m a hobbit! Who knew? It’s still chilly and there’s snow in the forecast. Snow, for goodness sake! The never-ending winter continues. I’ve pulled out my heat mats and seeds but still haven’t planted anything. I’m finding it hard to get into gardening […]

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  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin The run of restless nights caught up with me yesterday and I found myself in an emotional funk, tired, and unmotivated. I got very little done. I didn’t recognize […]

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  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so […]

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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    “And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” ~ Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life Something I had forgotten: I can choose […]

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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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  • Sunday, October 23, 2016

    “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards Yesterday I was working in my office and […]