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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

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Childhood Stories

I recognize that I can tell the stories of my childhood in ways that give wings to these days. It’s my story. I can tell it any way I want. My friend, Frankie Kiehl, told me repeatedly as she lay […]

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An Artful Grace for Wednesday

Our thinking should have a vigorous fragrance, like a wheat field on a summer’s night.  – Friedrich Nietzsche – The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.  […]

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How To Make Friends

Enjoy these quotes from my book on friendship: US! Celebrating the Power of Friendship Stand often in the company of dreamers…They tickle your common sense and believe you can achieve things which appear impossible.  mary anne radmacher Smiles are wordless […]

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I’ll Take That CUP of CAN’T without the T…

It was my second Saturday that I sat with the small group of knitters.  Once my good friend learned that my passionate interest in knitting was going to “stick” she invited me to be a part of this long-standing group […]

Overcoming Obstacles

“How do you DO it?” she demanded. Her tone was a mix of incredulity and anger.  I didn’t know what to say.  I remained silent, anticipating she would tip her hand a bit further with the opportunity.  Indeed, she did. […]

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Editing: It's Not Just For Writing
"Editing. It's Not Just For Writing." I've spent much of my writing time since I was 28 trying to get rid of words. Editing down. Paring down. Getting to the core. I woke up this morning clear on the matter: that is what I am doing with the whole of my life. I see I am less defined by what I hav

posted 11:44:53am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

"In Case of Emergency..."
There are two lines that people have to fill out when enrolling in school, in a new program, camp, new doctor... "Nearest relative."   "Person to call in case of emergency." In LIVE BOLDLY I explore several sides of the concept of family.  There's the family that you are born into and then

posted 3:38:18pm Mar. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Wondering About Racism, Jingoism and All The Other ISMS
Conversation around equality is uncomfortable. To begin with.  This is not a fresh circumstance. Equality has been a core component of conflict over the ages. Race. Age. Gender. Belief. Economic state. Land ownership. Ownership of all sorts.  It is disturbing for so many reasons. The way chauvinis

posted 10:57:09am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Do You Hate House Work?
I formalized an approach to house making last year. An approach I'd inadvertently applied (willy nilly) for many years.  I created a set of cards (that I offered in a bundle) titled THREE MINUTES, Seven Minutes and ELEVEN MINUTES.  Those were the most common time frames that various house keeping

posted 3:18:12pm Jan. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Remember and Do What Matters
Remember and Do What Matters Discovery Process with Mary Anne Radmacher, $99 February 1  - 22, 2015 You might not realize it but you do KNOW what matters to you. You really do! In the MUCH of daily living, it’s easy to disconnect from your MUST, the thing that puts wind beneath your wings

posted 6:07:55pm Jan. 20, 2015 | read full post »

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