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Past present

Today is one year since quintuple bypass heart surgery. A year. 365 days. The past and the present collide at moments like this. Time becomes irrelevant. It is just you in your life with all the experiences that fill it up. And then you turn around and another day..year.. Moment .. Experience .  Life goes […]

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Goodness

Certain words you just don’t hear a lot about these days. You don’t hear them used in conversation anymore. You hear a lot of words like great, super, spectacular  but not  “goodness”.  And yet goodness feels like what is needed now more than ever. Kindness. Decency.  Generosity. Goodness. Goodness to me seems to be connected […]

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Sooner or later

Sooner or later. Mostly later it seems. We wake up to the reality that the sands are slipping from one side of the hour glass to the other and …. The hour glass can’t be turned over to start again. Sooner or later…usually later we open our eyes to the unbending truth that we are […]

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Getting out alive

Each day stands alone. Each day has its own story. Each day begins and ends. Each day is an endangered species. Each day is fragile. Frail. Ageless. And each day can be the beginning of a new adventure or the end of the entire tale. So think about it.  No one gets out of life […]

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Spread the message

It is easy to just keep doing the same things over and over. The routine. Yet each day is unique. The day should not be a rut. The relationships. The connections. The unfolding legacy. Each day is an endangered species. Each day you can begin again.  Each morning the sun rises and there is unlimited […]

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New year thoughts.

Every year the ritual takes place. Farewells and resolutions.  This time it feels different.  It feels more. Maybe the health issues this past year added to the  drama of life. Open heart surgery I guess gets its point across.  We are strong and fragile at the same time.  The ultimate human paradox. So how to […]

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Not even a contest

Not even a contest. You watch the sunset. Or maybe you are an early riser and watch the sunrise. During the day you take a break from the routine and look up. Or look to the horizon. Or maybe you take a moment during the day and watch your child play. You reflect that you […]

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The unexpected.

It is always there. Sometimes lurking. Sometimes kind of even expected .  But not.  The unexpected. Not have to be bad or good. Just not anticipated at that moment in time or in your life. The accident.  The injury.  The wrong turn. The right turn and happy surprise. The good news. The sudden sad news. […]

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The ice covered road

The holiday party was ending. We put on our heavy coats and headed toward the cars. The snow was fresh and the ground was icy and hard. The road from the mountain top retreat to the highway below was narrow and steep. Without 4 wheel drive or snow tires or chains on the tires you […]

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A gentle insightful moment

Last night we saw Garrison Keillor at the Paramount in Denver. The art of the story teller. The humorist. The observer. The clever eye that has a kindness  about the things it sees. The connection between us. The beginnings and ends. The connecting threads that bind us together. How I wish there were more Garrisons […]

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