Tag Archives: life

size matters…

I’m not supposed to be blogging.  I’m really not. At all. Yet, here I am.  Again. Why, you ask?  Because I’m a writer.  What does that mean, you ask? Being a writer means I have control over how I arrange … Continue reading

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Mot Juste

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” I’ve been reading the poet/philosopher, Rumi’s works for years.  So I could think of nothing better than to cite some of my favorite Rumi quotes that are … Continue reading

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Maryland My Maryland

Please feel free to hum along to the tune of Maryland My Maryland while reading.   Dear Virginia, Sorry Virginia.  I’m just not that into you.  It’s not you – it’s me.  There are parts of you I love.  Seriously. … Continue reading

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Between a Funeral and a Memory Place

I reached for my phone to call our dog sitter friend: realizing this was the fourth call in a year telling her we needed to travel back to Maryland for a funeral. As we walked into the small limestone church … Continue reading

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GREEN BALLOONS

Every year on our son’s Heavenly Birthday I write a poem in his honor.  My birthday present to him.  It’s my way of honoring his legacy of love and the multitude of lessons he left behind: in the hopes that, ‘because … Continue reading

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on going home, sister friends…and peacocks

Moving away from all that is familiar and safe is never easy.  It means stepping away from the ease of knowing where you’re going without directional assistance.  Have you ever driven to a place so many times you only remember … Continue reading

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miss you already

I hesitated posting this – the old me would have kept this to herself.  She would have said, chin up.  She would have smiled a smile in vain.  And kept her emotions in check.  Her broken heart hidden.  But the spirit … Continue reading

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unpacking a life

“Energy flows where attention goes.” For the better part of two years now, my husband and I have been consumed by building our house.  First, eager to find land, then happily researching various house styles, designing the house and coming … Continue reading

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“I learn, by going, where I have to go.”

I went for a walk on this beautiful spring morning, to wrap my head around that which I couldn’t define.  What was affirmed again and again: is that in the stepping away from what had been put before my eyes and ears … Continue reading

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The Shauny Award

  Like most of us, I balance my other life with working on my blog: trying hard to make it the very best it can be, while staying true to myself.  So when I discovered I’d been nominated for a blogging … Continue reading

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