Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Darkness isn’t the end

Every year I go through this same realization that life continues after the sun sets.  And before the sun rises.  Short days.  Long nights.  Breathe.  Go out into the cool darkness.  Find a calm peace there.  No sense of urgency.   



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Friday, September 28, 2018

👤

👤 Are you the faceless employee?  What does that even mean?  Faceless to whom?  I can't even wrap my mind around such a concept.  Still I find it hard to move on from such an assessment. No value added here.  Move along.  

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bill Cosby

As a child I listened over and over to Bill Cosby's skits on an album owned by my parents. As a family, we watched his TV shows and movies.  He was in our home and welcomed.  

And now it's official, that trust is broken for 60 women and for the whole world.   

His attorney asked for leniency for the legally blind 81 year old violent sexual offender.  Stating he would not offend again.  That he was safe tobe out in society.   

Thankfully the judge was not swayed.  The crimes, the drugging and rapes, the gross misuse of power, must be paid for.  Three years.... doesn't seem long enough.  



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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Seemingly small

We collect fliptops. Turn them in for the price of scrap aluminum and donate the proceeds to Daniel's Table. Daniel's Table is an organization focused on ridding the world of childhood hunger one city at a time. 

Each fliptop is a small act of kindness.  So small.  Found in parking garages.  Sidewalks.   Bars.  Parties.  Our own recycle bins.  Opportunities to think of those hungry among us.  



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Monday, September 03, 2018

Left the Nest

She was at an internship all summer. Moved herself back into college but came up for one kayak paddle on the lake.  Where has the time gone?  She is her own person. I could not be more proud. 



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Friday, August 31, 2018

There is a story here

A elderly neighborhood woman, who speaks no English, walks the street collecting bottles and cans. She is often seen pushing a shopping cart overflowing with returnables down our Main Street. Holding up traffic.  Upsetting drivers. And bringing a smile to others.  In my mind she is a delight.  And on many occasions we have waved her into our yard to give her our bottles.  She always says something in Chinese and we both bow towards each other.  

Yesterday she came by and dropped off these two cucumbers. 

Gratitude crosses all languages. 🙏🏻



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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Truth be told

I enjoy riding my bike alone in quiet. Is that bad? 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Favorite



I am very lucky as a mom to be able to watch my children grow into wonderful adults.  Two out of the best and one standing on the edge. Poised to jump off and spread her wings.  They are all heading to parts and life unknown.  And it's totally cool to watch them.  

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