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More Blessed to Give

Dear self: Remember this. And then remember it some more. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ~Acts 20:35

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Earth Day is Us Day!

I’m not a flaming liberal. I’m more of a smoldering moderate (and smoke-free at that). But when it comes to protecting my home planet, I tend to flare up a bit. Here’s why:  Pollution kills. We’re not just talking about … Continue reading

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Carrying Treasures into the Light

My Featured Blogger this week is journalist turned teacher Nancy E. Head. I held off featuring her for some time because she doesn’t use Reblog buttons. But I couldn’t wait any longer, because she’s simply one of my favorite online … Continue reading

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Listen!

                   “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”   ~Ernest Hemingway “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” ~David W. … Continue reading

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Doug is fading fast, so I reached out to his mistress

Originally posted on We Gathered Life, Only to Find…:
Oh. You thought I was Doug’s mistress? I’m the one who said no. I did care about him though. Part of that care found me leaving his house Wednesday and stopping…

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To Judge or Judge Not: Facing the Facts

Part One It was 7:00 p.m. on a Halloween night. Amidst a flurry of 6 year old Frozen princesses and 13 year old Walking Dead, our perpetually late letter carrier showed up. My first thought was to drop a candy … Continue reading

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Regrets? I have a few. . .

Originally posted on A Year of Living Kindly:
 “To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” (Liz Armbruster) In the spring of 1991, my mother decided it was time to die. Eight years of thrice-weekly kidney dialysis…

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