Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Joy of “AHA!”

Spoiler alert: I love “AHA!” moments. I really do. I love them.   I’ve had a long and complicated relationship with death. This is not a non-sequitur; it’s at the heart of tonight’s post. I’ve cursed it – when my … Continue reading

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Sam Asks: What Does It Mean to “become” a Reader?

Originally posted on Reflections of a Book Addict:
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told…

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Healing – Bonus Day: O. M. G. – How Could I Forget?

Oh. My. God. How could I have forgotten? Forest, meet trees. Trees, meet forest. How could I heal without God? Without faith and trust? Without belief? I couldn’t. I wouldn’t have. Not without knowing. Not without contemplation. Oh. My God. … Continue reading

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“Say You’re Sorry!”

Originally posted on Visible Child:
Today, this article came across my facebook newsfeed, all about how to teach our children to apologize “the right way.”  I can see how this would feel helpful and important for many parents and teachers,…

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Healing – Day 14: Chuckles, Chortles, Grins, and Guffaws

Laughter is the best medicine. I hate adages. Truisms. I hate being told what’s tried and true. I’m a contrarian. Oppositional. A bitch, truth be told, when it comes to things like this. Don’t tell me what or how to … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Feeling the Loss

          Sometimes, I wonder. I let my mind go, and just see what comes up. Some random thought that engages my brain. It takes off on its journey to a place or time. Or no place … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 13: Choice Choices

Let me start off by apologizing in advance to those of you who are vegetarians or vegans. Or who don’t eat red meat. Tonight is a night for meat as metaphor. I’m sorry – it’s where my ping pong brain … Continue reading

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