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A bold life

Diving deep or just shallow surface. Getting dirty or not making even a ripple.  Being so neat and tidy or ending it all a bit bruised and battered.  I vote for the deep dive, the getting dirty and the bruises and getting a bit battered. I need to know it was lived fully. We have […]

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The magic of the first time

Do you remember the first time. The very first time. You never did it before so it was really the first time. And you knew it at the time. You realized that this was the first time. I suppose the last time you do it it will be just as memorable but I have to […]

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Letting go and finding the sweet spot

What matters. What has meaning. What do you spend your time thinking about. What do you share. What do you hide. What would you give it all up for. What would you walk away from. What would make you stay.  What gives you peace. What ties you in knots. What does a day mean to […]

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Magic and the wand

She walked in….no, rather she bounced, skipped and hopped in, carrying her magic wand and talking about how it made everything she touched it with beautiful. As the day wore on, we played, talked and shared tall stories. As the day went on we saw a parade, awed at the horses and riders in grand […]

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It’s all good in the big top

It’s all good. That was the comment and the commitment. It was said almost matter of factly.  It’s all good. It was said at a moment in time when anyone else would have said anything but that. It was a challenging moment. It was a time when it would be easy to turn away and […]

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It’s impossible not to dream

It’s Impossible.  For some reason that song always was played by my dad when I was growing up. It was one of the few albums he bought that he would play on the little mono record player in the corner room up the stairs, at the end of his 12 hour work day. It was […]

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A child, a walker and a song

I saw him out of the corner of my eye. He was using a walker to get from the front door to his table in the restaurant. The younger woman with him was trying to help him but she seemed uninvolved.  It appeared to be the chore of the moment.  He just looked so sad […]

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Rain, a bridge and the ride

The Harley made its way over the mountain range and I got to shelter just before the lightning, thunder and rain got serious. The shelter was a bridge underpass. Just sitting on the incline watching the rain seemed to cleanse so many things. I guess it is the simplicity of it all that always attracts […]

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The Last Cool Car You’ll Ever Own

The last cool car. That’s what we called it. We know it is just a car. But there are so many choices. There are so many reasons to go sensible. Especially with the price of gas. And then you go with the last cool car that you will own. Have you ever done that. Left […]

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Keeping Your Passion Present

As we stood on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur I felt the power of the moment. The storm was approaching. The power was lost. The roads were damaged. Cars could not get in or out. Therefore the food was getting scarce. We were told the army helicopters were coming in to […]

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