Things I Love ~ Election Edition

I took a break from posting these, but as we head for the holidays I thought I’d share again the things I’ve been discovering this year. Last summer and fall, I was being asked so often that I found it simpler to create a series of posts sharing the things I was...

The next one thousand days

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. Joybell C. How did you spend your time in quarantine? Learning new skills? Cleaning a closet? Recovering from trauma? I … spent my time getting myself on the...

Legacies

Recent events in my own family have me pondering the concept of legacy. Legacy not in terms of the material goods that we leave behind or even the traditions or other hand-me-downs. Legacy in terms of perceptions, how we are perceived by others and how we in turn...

Intentionally simple

I raise my head from my books and look around to see that an entire year is gone. Passed. In a flash. Not a bad flash, this isn’t a negative thing. Just an observation.  Life has changed so much in that past year. All of the plans and to-do’s I had at this time last...

We are the Elders Now

We are the elders now. This thought comes to me, not for the first time. We are the elders now. I am remembering my mom making cookies from scratch. Battering chicken for frying. Whipping mashed potatoes. Lumpy gravy. She never could quite get all the lumps out. We...

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