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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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  • Thursday, December 29, 2016

    “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles M. Schulz I got chocolate in my stocking for Christmas; not your ordinary chocolate, but a delicious and decadent assortment of three varieties of Canada’s finest Purdys chocolate. I enjoyed the first piece before I even got out of bed […]

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  • Sunday, December 18, 2016

    “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” ~ Plato In some ways it feels like Christmas is already over. It’s not, of course, there are still gifts under the tree and a turkey in the freezer but I’ve settled into a pocket of stillness. It’s nice. I look forward to a quiet day–church […]

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  • Sunday, December 4, 2016

    “The opposite of busy in today’s world is sustained, focused attention. It is deep engagement in activities that really matter to us, or in conversations with those we care about.” ~ Tony Crabbe, Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much I wake early and take the opportunity to finish the book I’ve […]

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  • Friday, November 25, 2016

    “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” ~ T. S. Eliot Now we enter the season of struggling to maintain a sense of peace, gratitude, wonder, and stillness amidst the cacophony of want and busyness. As we settle in to the dark months, as we hang lights and burn candles, […]

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  • Thursday, November 24, 2016

    “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US. We can all, no matter where we live, pause and consider the many things we have to be thankful for today. I’m […]

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  • Friday, November 18, 2016

    “Must. Have. Coffee.” ~ Linda Hoye I’m blessed. Every morning Gerry rises from our bed, pads to the kitchen, and returns with two big cups of hot, frothy, soy-milky, coffee. Nothing in the world can match the pleasure that comes from that first sip of coffee in the morning. It’s Friday. I’ll be sipping a coffee […]