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Okay, not extreme duress, but a heightened degree of tension. The 49ers are playing the Dallas Cowboys in my family room (huddling not six feet from my couch), it’s an important game, and there is an audience of three cheering on the local team. As you can imagine, there is a lot of commotion. My […]

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“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” George Carlin I’m a little perplexed. We’re the last two blocks in the entire neighborhood, maybe the world, without power. A dark spot on a well-lit life, and I do mean that literally. I used to love standing at my window, draped in darkness, watching the day arrive. Who […]

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We’re Riding Out The Storm!  “Like the eye of a storm -find the sunshine and calm within you, even if there is chaos outside.” Brittany Burgunder Okay, I’m freezing, the electricity has been out for more than fifteen hours, and a storm is still raging outside. It’s as if I’m starring in my own horror […]

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“The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.” Dave Barry I dream about water when I’m overwhelmed. This might be why… Decked out in my favorite blue jeans, black sweater, and swanky new loafers. […]

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It is the only time of year when the days feel slow to me, when the time outside of whatever tasks I have to do does not somehow vanish into further worry and busyness. It is the only time I don’t feel like I am perpetually late to my own life, and that easing of […]

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But I Don’t Know Where To Start Photo Credit: Pexals, Ricardo Esquivel “A real love letter is made of insight, understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it’s not a love letter. A true love letter can produce a transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other […]

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Photo Credit: Pexels by Magda Ehlers “To make myself understood and to diminish the distance between us, I called out: “I am an evening cloud too.” They stopped still, evidently taking a good look at me. Then they stretched towards me their fine, transparent, rosy wings. That is how evening clouds greet each other. They […]

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Photo credit, Pexels: Adonyi Gábor “Life in a prison cell may well be compared to Advent; one waits, hopes, and does this, that, or the other- things that are of no real consequence- the door is shut, and can be opened only from the outside.” Dietrech Bonhoeffer A few days ago, Larry came in from […]

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“How could rocks and sand and silence make us afraid and yet be so wonderful?” Edna Brush Perkins Serene is a word you could use to describe Death Valley. She is isolated and desolate by anyone’s standards, a primeval destination, and maybe the perfect place to celebrate thirty-nine years of marriage.  This clearly reveals our […]

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But I Don’t Have To Like It “And perhaps that might be the way to write — to open the page and to let the stories crawl in by themselves.” John Steinbeck Every house has its own personality, like husbands and dogs. Some are vivacious and alive, others solemn and quiet or deceptively charming. One […]