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shaun-d-landry's picture
Oct.13.2012
The Day where I experienced the idea of Charm coming from three very different men...and how I as a woman reacted. Keep in mind this happened all in one day. Cut to Early Evening: I'm in the bathroom fixing the makeup I had meticulously put on and dealing with my hair that took literally two...
valerie-fern's picture
Sep.21.2012
I’m typing this week’s blog with one hand because I’m holding a glass of 2-Buck Chuck in the other. Such self-sacrifice also occurs when my big boy is snuggled up, purring on my arm or lap.The movement of two-handed typing disturbs "the king" and we wouldn't want to do that, now would we...
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Apr.09.2012
 I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.  ~Woody Allen It was pouring rain and we were downtown Austin at the Speakeasy.  A folksy, country rock band of three; one on the guitar, one on the harmonica and the other dude on the bass were playing to a...
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Apr.01.2012
  Before I head out of town, I have this routine that consists of watering the plants, setting out the cat toys, writing a detailed “instruction list” to the cat-sitter, make those long overdue phone calls, dusting (Why the hell I dust before going on vacation, I have no clue.) I also clean...
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Jan.20.2012
I work part-time at a Japanese teashop.  This is where I dust, vacuum, arrange unique gifts, greet and assist customers and the way cool thing about this job,is I also get to read a lot, write a lot and meditate; well, my own special kind of meditating that emerges from being an open...
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Jan.16.2012
I just saw a commercial for www.christianmingle.com It’s the site where God helps find you your perfect “mate.”  I personally didn’t use the site when I found my sweet little match back in 1994.  I was slinging lattes and toasting croissants; serving up apple pie and cinnamon twists...
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Jan.10.2012
The other evening, at a friend’s “3 Kings Celebration," I reached the state of perfect blessedness; achieving it by ridding my whole being of individual existence and simply absorbing my soul into the light of supreme spirit; extinguishing all other desires and passions, in order to be in an exact...
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Dec.23.2011
               In a sleepy little town, just south of the big city of Salinas, one can drive an up climb and view Tommy Pinkston’s annual light extravaganza.  Tommy’s called me (higher than a Chinese dragon kite) 3 times this season, with minute-by-...
shaun-barton's picture
Dec.14.2011
Okay, let's end the week with an brief exercise. The Shaun wants you to quickly grab a mirror, look into it and then say the following phase: "I'm going to drop all the excess weight in my life"  The Shaun is assigning this as your motto. Now before you starting complaining how diets suck...
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Dec.01.2011
“All those writers who write about their childhood!  Gentle God, if I wrote about mine, you wouldn’t sit in the same room with me.” ~ Dorothy Parker Tina Fey’s biography, Bossypants, isn’t a Pulitzer by any means, but it’s got meat.   Chapter 2 jogged a few magical childhood memories...