Trade Rate

             The month of June has a funny feeling to me.  Once it no longer means “school’s out” there is a sense of pointlessness to it.              Maybe if we’d ever taken vacations, or if anyone in my family had ever traveled it would be […]

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Perfectly Adequate

             Still sick.  Still going to the hourly-wage job.  (Although, this week will be easier than last, and next.)              What I’m learning in all of this chaos and phlegm and exhaustion is that, as in so much of Life, it’s simply NOT that big […]

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Compassionate Encouragement

             This past week was . . . . . tumultuous.  There have been some pretty towering highs, and a few crushing lows.   Both personally and in the news.              As we’ve previously discussed, I have chosen to keep myself safe by “curating the feed” […]

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Limber Adaptation

             Not all lessons are pleasant.  In fact, most aren’t.  It could be due to how growth can cause pain, discomfort.  Often our progress takes us places we never thought we’d go. And that’s just not always easy.              Forward momentum is what sometimes hurts.  […]

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More Than Managing

             Our grandbaby tells us now she’s not a baby.  She’s a “big kid” (as if we need a reminder, from her).  She turned 2 at the end of January.  (TWO!)  Yesterday she walked importantly out into the backyard with a pair of floral snips to harvest a handful of […]

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