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  • Monday, March 13, 2017

    “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” ~ William Faulkner We arrived home late yesterday afternoon, to rain and melting snow. It’s fun to go away now and then but I always love coming home; I’m an unapologetic homebody through and through. Today, getting back on track with […]

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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes I wake early, well-rested and content, basking in memories of a weekend with grandchildren but happy to be home in our own bed. […]

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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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  • Friday, February 10, 2017

    “Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.” ~ Richard Paul Evans, Lost December Yesterday I wrote about the harshness of life; today I consider gentler things. It is my inclination to turn inward when faced with angst and that is where I find myself lately. Solitude and silence have always […]

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  • Friday, February 3, 2017

    “I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 I could use some comfort for my brain right now, couldn’t you? […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 […]