Soft Center

            Many of us (most of us!) make judgments or decisions about people and situations based entirely on a first glace.  I’m wondering if it’s another cultural failure?  Are we raised and reared to cast those spur-of-the-moment, based-on-nothing, declarations of others?              Because when we […]

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To Be, To Feel

             Without sorrow, we cannot truly understand what it might feel like to be happy.  Without pain, our concept of joy may not be as deep, as comprehensive and full.              On this journey, it is very much part of our job, our lesson, our […]

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Likelihood and Probability

             Have you ever seen a squirrel in your blackberry bushes?  I hadn’t either, not until earlier this week.  It was surprising.  But, maybe, it shouldn’t have been.              We, as a species, go places where humans couldn’t possibly survive, and yet they do.  We, […]

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Part of the Pack

             I’ve mentioned my love of Russian Nesting Dolls here before, and believe me when I say that fascination (adoration? Attraction?) has not faded as the years have rolled along.  Their images appeared several times in the past few days (in several ways), they just kept popping up.  They always […]

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Viewpoint of Grace

             I spent some time with my mother yesterday.  It was my father’s 81st birthday.  Part of my gift to him was to remove my mom from the room.  He doesn’t ask for much.  Mostly, we’re all surprised that each of us has lived this long.         […]

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