Our Beautiful Souls

When something shocking happens in life our world shrinks down.  Everything we know somehow narrows, magnifying the thing in the center that is our pain, our sorrow, our grief, our fear, our shame.  Suddenly we do not see, cannot see, anything outside of what we feel.  We begin a sort of sleep walk.  Moving around,Continue reading “Our Beautiful Souls”

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Happy Birthday, Dad

Today would’ve been my dad’s 71st birthday.  71. I imagine him, smiling, moving quickly from one project to another, eyes sparkling like only his did, laughing that fantastically gregarious laugh.  I imagine him surrounded by his children, their spouses, his grandchildren, his wife.  He is drinking coffee, with cream and loads of sugar, and eatingContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Dad”

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She Is Grace Under Pressure

I love my Mom.  It’s not just loving her though, I admire her.  When I think of some of the best qualities a person should have… truth, trust, honesty, integrity, acceptance, humor, a non-judging attitude and spirit, honor, fun, smarts, strength, an ability to keep moving forward no matter the circumstance,  and grace… she has allContinue reading “She Is Grace Under Pressure”

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I Hope The Fish Are Bitin’

I can’t believe it’s been a week.  A week.  Time goes so fast, or slow, or fast again, depending on how you look at it, and how you feel.  To me, and in talking to Mom, to her as well, it seems as if the last week has stretched out creating the illusion that ohContinue reading “I Hope The Fish Are Bitin’”

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Words Written

Stan…  I am so sorry my friend.  And I love you… I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts, that hope always triumphs over experience, that laughter is the only cure for grief.   And I believe that love is strongerContinue reading “Words Written”

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The Great Migration – Revisited

  The Great Migration Published November 17th, 2005 Essays 1 Comment Edit The think tank has moved. I did, however, bring over my little missives from the previous site. Stay tuned…. Saturday, November 12th, 2005 8:46 am Back to Busy-ness I am amused and feeling a sense of happy contentment. It’s Friday night, and weContinue reading “The Great Migration – Revisited”

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