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Jul.03.2012
This week has brought the cycle of three celebrity deaths a little closer to home. I grew up in the 60's-70's when tv shows gave you stars like Don Grady (Robbie Douglas, My Three Sons), Doris Singleton (Carolyn Appleby, I Love Lucy), and Andy Griffith (Sheriff Andy Taylor, The Andy...
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Jul.02.2012
Transportation: a vital part of American culture. We live in suburbs, in subdivisions, in houses. Houses that run along streets, avenues, courts. Streets that connect to roads, intersections, highways and interchanges. We travel inside our private soap bubbles; windows closed tight, as the air...
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Jul.01.2012
  I've been thinking about and reading more about the process of creating art, specifically writing. I have been taking baby steps in terms of sharing my writing with others. I've had mostly positive feedback on my blog posts, but I'm contemplating more. Another blogger spoke of signing up for...
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Jun.30.2012
One hot, summer day we went ventured out to explore and here's what we discovered: Silver queen corn and red ripe tomatoes, sun-sweet peaches and bright green zucchini. The sound of old silver spoons twisted and hung like wind chimes, tingling softly in the breeze. Fragrant mint soap made with...
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Jun.29.2012
I am so blessed to have reconnected with so many friends and my extended family via Facebook. Perhaps technology is helping us to reestablish the social ties of past generations when one lived her whole life in the same community surrounded by extended family and friends. We are social creatures...
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Jun.28.2012
Fog
The dream began as I closed my eyes. We were standing together on a long path, arms linked like a bride and groom perched atop  a wedding cake. Waving to another couple who mirrored our pose, too far away to see clearly through the foggy mist that swirled around us. For one, brief moment...
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Jun.27.2012
Yoga was tough today. I have been practicing yoga on and off for years. I realized early on, that yoga is the best exercise regimen for me. I was always the girl who was picked next to last for basketball, softball, soccer, kickball and all those other games that involved good hand-eye...
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Jun.26.2012
I recently attended a concert that brought me face to face with the past. There were people in the audience that I had once called friends, in my former life. This spring I've been forced to enter the old establishments where I was once a contributing member. I usually  avoid the places...
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Jun.25.2012
So how do we find our bliss? How do we know which direction, what path to follow?  Transition time in our life coincides with many physical and mental changes. Our brains are re-wiring, we may be experiencing an empty nest, or at the very least, children who need less of our time. We want a...
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Jun.23.2012
I went on a road trip with my two sons this week. I know that there won't be too many opportunities in the future to take a trip with them. We drove to Georgia to attend my second son's college orientation. The trip took a little over three hours and for forty-eight hours, we were together the...
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Jun.19.2012
I took some pictures of my backyard "garden" this morning. When I moved into this house years ago, the backyard consisted of green lawn and three raised beds, an oak tree and some jasmine growing along the back fence. Hurricanes knocked down many of the plants and smaller trees, and years of...
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Jun.18.2012
Forgiveness is such a fragile thing,offered in hand like a delicate sand dollar. If the hand clenches with unresolved anger,the brittle sea creature crumbles. Offering your absolutionis pure grace. It takes a strong charity of spiritto let go of your pain,and grant clemency to another. When two...
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Jun.17.2012
Memories of Dad this Father’s Day: Dad would walk through the door after a shift at the firehouse,smelling slightly of smoky fires, and pulling Necco Wafers out of his pockets for us. He would often tell jokes at the dinner table that he heard around the firehouse(the clean ones), laughing before...
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Jun.16.2012
Throw down the gauntlet,choose your weapons.Hurl them, watch them hit their markwith deadly accuracy.Move in for the kill,Sharpen your tongue.Shred him to tatters,reduce him to dust.Walk away, satisfied that you've won again,destroyed your opponent.Walk away from the wreckage with your...
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Jun.15.2012
Yesterday's memory inspired today's post. I've crafted my declaration of independence. Freedom from the stifling thoughts and the negative trolls who whisper, "It can't happen, it can't be done."  Be Bold:Stop letting fear of define me. After losing my job I drew back and caution defined...
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