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Last night I went to bed early, not because I was physically tired, but because I was emotionally worn out.  I didn’t have energy for anything other than the oblivion of a warm bed.  But I did not sleep soundly […]

On this day in America, hordes of people descend upon thousands of stores across the country, wrapped up in a buying frenzy.  The good news is:  it appears the economy has recovered significantly.  But I confess I am sad that […]

As I was taking my morning walk, my thought for the day was:  How can I be a blessing to the world and the people around me?  Can I, through my presence alone, be a blessing? I began saying the […]

I awoke this morning to a text from my sister-in-law.  Apparently  my father didn’t recognize her this morning. Dad has known and loved Colette for about thirty years and she comes to my parents’ home regularly to manage their care.  […]

This morning I took a walk in the cold crisp air with some dogs I have the pleasure of taking care of.  I was struck by the profound presence of silence.  The loudest sound I heard was the sound of […]

I am ashamed to admit this, but after several months in this gorgeous little mountain town of Colorado, I finally got out there for my first honest-to-goodness hike.  And by “hike” I mean no macadam roads, more than an hour […]

This evening my spirit was craving the sight and sounds of flowing water.  So I put on my sneakers and gathering up my sweater, I took a short walk up Moonlight Way.  (Yes, I am blessed to live off of […]

Thunderstorms!  Ya either love ‘em or ya hate ‘em.  I’m in the former category. The house I grew up in had a patio on the back which looked out over a long and gentle green valley to the west.  It […]

Do you remember the last time you lost track of time?  Do you remember when you were so involved in whatever you were doing that the very notion of time faded from your consciousness?  Take note of when this happens […]

If you are feeling stuck or a bit down or really, really hot, here is my advice:  Go somewhere.  Preferably to a place with water.  Preferably to a place with flowing water. There is something about being by a stream.  […]

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