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New beginnings…

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“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~ Anais Nin

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Is it ok to whine about wine?

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I am somewhat of a wine connoisseur. I dabble with different types and brands – mostly I simply enjoy a glass(es) of wine. Recently on my way home from work I stopped at a convenience store for a bottle of … Continue reading

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Wishes

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In a nutshell, my trip to my homeland (Winnipeg, Canada) was wonderful. I wish it wasn’t such a long drive so I could go more often. It was great to spend time with my mom again. I witnessed much physical … Continue reading

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My mom…

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For what seemed like the millionth time, I watched my mother casually bend down and pick up a penny from the sidewalk. I had never questioned it before, such a simple act. But, today I asked, “Why do you always … Continue reading

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One thing about life … it sure is persistent

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That’s a positive way of stating that sometimes life is a proverbial shit storm! The past few months have been ripe with life-altering events, sickness, accidents, stresses and broken promises. Sometimes that’s life. Some of these challenges I have reacted … Continue reading

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My mission statement for 2013: To be a healthier me

  There’s no time like the beginning of the New Year to make new goals and resolutions or to recommit to previous ones. It feels like a fresh start and who doesn’t appreciate that? Most of December I was stricken … Continue reading

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It’s hard to let go when you just want to hold on

I had aspirations as a child. I wanted to be an author, an artist, a teacher, an activist. At a young age, I wanted to cradle all the needy in my arms, soothe them and assure them that everything would be … Continue reading

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Simple Truths

I mentioned in an earlier post that I would never talk about my work place. And I won’t refer to work specifically. But I did come across some finer points that can apply to all aspects of life and especially … Continue reading

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Not all who wander are lost

We all have our own reasons why we believe what we believe. Lovely. The problem for me is when we attempt to force our beliefs on others. And by force, I’m not talking about littering my front door with bible … Continue reading

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Stop and smell the flowers

I spent a half-day last week uncluttering my bookshelf.  While my kids prefer Kindles (electronic books), I’m a little old-fashioned and prefer real books. The problem with real books is you run out of space to store them. Solution … … Continue reading

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