Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Joy of “AHA!”

Spoiler alert: I love “AHA!” moments. I really do. I love them.   I’ve had a long and complicated relationship with death. This is not a non-sequitur; it’s at the heart of tonight’s post. I’ve cursed it – when my … Continue reading

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Sam Asks: What Does It Mean to “become” a Reader?

Originally posted on Reflections of a Book Addict:
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told…

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Healing – Bonus Day: O. M. G. – How Could I Forget?

Oh. My. God. How could I have forgotten? Forest, meet trees. Trees, meet forest. How could I heal without God? Without faith and trust? Without belief? I couldn’t. I wouldn’t have. Not without knowing. Not without contemplation. Oh. My God. … Continue reading

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“Say You’re Sorry!”

Originally posted on Visible Child:
Today, this article came across my facebook newsfeed, all about how to teach our children to apologize “the right way.”  I can see how this would feel helpful and important for many parents and teachers,…

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Healing – Day 14: Chuckles, Chortles, Grins, and Guffaws

Laughter is the best medicine. I hate adages. Truisms. I hate being told what’s tried and true. I’m a contrarian. Oppositional. A bitch, truth be told, when it comes to things like this. Don’t tell me what or how to … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Feeling the Loss

          Sometimes, I wonder. I let my mind go, and just see what comes up. Some random thought that engages my brain. It takes off on its journey to a place or time. Or no place … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 13: Choice Choices

Let me start off by apologizing in advance to those of you who are vegetarians or vegans. Or who don’t eat red meat. Tonight is a night for meat as metaphor. I’m sorry – it’s where my ping pong brain … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 12: Loving the Shades of Grey

Not THOSE shades of grey. Sorry! My shades of grey have ever so many more than 50. Closer to 500. Maybe 1,000. Maybe unlimited. Who knows? It depends only upon how open my brain, my creativity, and my soul can … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 11: Einstein Was Right On Time

Let me first say that I know nothing about physics. Never took a class in it. What I think I understand from Einstein’s theory is that time and space are relative – if you’re driving your car at the same … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 10: Language – What’s in a Name?

At the risk of offending the Bard of Avon, I believe that names, and how we use them, are important. I guess he knew that, though – the Capulets and Montagues lost their young beloved family members. Remember the old … Continue reading

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