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Remembering Laughter

I love this picture that recently appeared on Facebook. It could be and my sister last night while we waited for election returns. But when I first saw it last week I was reminded that when tsunamis hit Saipan we’d … Continue reading

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True North

If a seed has to grow with a rock on top of it, or in deep shade, or without enough water, it won’t unfold into a healthy full-sized plant. It will try–hard–because the drive to become what you were meant … Continue reading

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On the path of reinvention

A TIP FROM LOL: Don’t be an ostrich with your head in the sand. Transitions are always a challenge. * Thanks to a conversation with my side-kick Donna I’m spending time updating my list of values, wants, wishes, and must … Continue reading

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garden as teacher

“If you get down on your knees… you are likely to become exquisitely aware of what you are doing.”  ~Barbara Brown Taylor Here in Traverse City I enjoy working every day hauling water and getting down on my knees in what … Continue reading

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Transplanting

Detail from “Lost,”a multi-media work by Marian Methner During a discussion about growing up, my then four year old grandson Zebedee asked me, “Gran, can a grown-up grow down?” I thought for a moment and said, “Yes, Zeb, sometimes we … Continue reading

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What’s Mine is Yours

We become human only in the company of other human beings. And this involves both opening our hearts and giving voice to our deepest convictions. …When we shrink from the world, our souls shrink, too.~Paul Rogat Loeb I’ve been house/dog … Continue reading

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Gazing into the future

I’m sitting at my friend Priscilla’s kitchen counter watching the birds at her feeders while updating my dissertation, A Map to Living Openheartedly. I’m preparing for a Facilitator Training: Turning Your Life Into a Living* led by Jan Phillips that begins … Continue reading

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