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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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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Markers and Moments

             When a birthday or anniversary nears, we can’t help but be brought back to that place, that feeling, that spot on our journey.  It’s been this way for me recently.              The advancement of days, the march of time, the approach of a new […]

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Open Handed

             Several times throughout this journey I’ve had “epiphany” moments, times where I felt that I was directly connected.  Like, plugged in, with an energy surge.              This message today came from that type of place, from that level of enormous power.  Not mine, it […]

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Adaptations

             Change?  It happens.  Progress?  We hope for it.  Evolution?  An obvious truth.  We live in a world which never stops moving.              In my family, we are non-traditionalists.  For calendar holidays, we work, while others celebrate.  I can’t count the number of Thanksgivings where […]

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