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Image Source: Everett Collection “Art is the window to a person’s soul. Without it, we would never be able to see beyond our immediate world, nor could the world see the person within.” Lady Bird Johnson I hope we all utilized our voices yesterday, braving the blessed rain, sleet, and snow to get out and […]

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If You Make The Time “You don’t choose a life. You live one.” Emilio Estevez Starting an essay about walking the Camino de Santiago is as daunting as entering into marriage, slipping on a ring or a backpack, finding your way with little or no experience, depending on uniquely positioned markers to silently lead one […]

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We have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers [sisters] Martin Luther King Jr. Saying goodbye to my children is never easy, even the ones who live across the street, but especially the appendages who live beyond their mother’s maternal reach, which is anyone who lives more than 500 feet […]

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When I allow the past to dictate the future, it’s as if I’m a fish swimming upstream, battling the current, overwhelmed by my own anxiety. I have this uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, as Julia Gregson describes, like when you’re swimming, and you want to put your feet down on something solid, […]

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Elizabeth was Queen of the United Kingdom my entire life, and now Charles and Camille have taken the throne. I guess I never actually believed the Queen would die, maybe because her life seemed more like a fairy tale than reality. Sadly, as with all things, it has come to an end. But that’s not […]

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It might be your center! Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. The damned thing in the cave that was so dreaded has become the center.” ~ Joseph Campbell Technology can be a bugger. The […]

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt There should have been an eleventh commandment. Live in thy moment! It’s so simple, and yet it’s taken me a lifetime to understand the significance of waiting […]

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Below is my response to the prompt: What story from your life would you offer of a time you felt lost and found your way? Thanks On Being, for the wonderful prompt and the opportunity to share. There is a time to take our lives in hand, but there is also a time to take […]