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The sparkle in the eye

The best we can do is honesty try our best. No one can really ask more than that. With good intentions, without any other agenda than the noble effort, that is all that can be expected of anyone.  Yet, so often we see the opposite of that. Odd. Find your truth. Uncover your voice. Let […]

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The glue that connects the pieces

As we gathered for the memorial service for a friend who left us too soon, many friends spoke of what they felt they lost with this loss. All were heart felt and moving. Each told a personal story of the connection and the meaning of her life. Of all the wonderful thoughts expressed two things […]

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The now has arrived

I couldn’t help myself. I couldn’t stop smiling. The packing was done. The movers had moved. The flight to and from was over.  And here we were…thanksgiving at Crossfit . The sweat was pouring down. What exactly is 57 jumping rope times 5 plus everything else. It felt so good to get the stress and […]

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Entering the unwritten world

First, you have to believe. It starts with that. Then, you have to envision it. But belief and envisioning just goes so far. In the end, it requires action. Being and doing go hand in hand. How often do we just hear the chatter. The complaining. The what ifs. But there is no commitment to […]

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Embracing uncertainty

So the boxes are boxed. The sale is done. The friends are dropping by and we are giving them memories to take with them. The charities are coming over the next few days to take items. The movers drop by tomorrow. As each person walked through our home they commented on the warmth and good […]

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The hidden place

I remember the day we first saw her. She needed a lot of work. She was neglected. She needed attention and some family to really care for her. The kids were little then. She was so big and had all kinds of hiding places. We got Cheyenne then. This sweet golden retriever slowly took over […]

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The flipping coin

It is as if there is this coin flipping over and over in the air on its way to hittng the ground. Then it hits, bounces around and spins a bit and ends up heads or tails….life or death. Adventure or sameness. Doing or not doing. Being or not being. But the coin is always […]

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A walk through time

A walk. A simple, uncomplicated walk. Maybe a stroll. A stroll through a forest. Or maybe along the beach. How about over a mountain range. Not too hard. Nice slopes. Or warm sand between your toes. Maybe a walk through the mall or down the small town small shops. Not buying anything. No goal in […]

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Camelot and the quest

Can there be a heroic way to live a life especially in a time that seems so unheroic.  The day is filled with such nonsense and triviality. Fame is found by the good, the bad and the terrible on a regular basis.  The media chases after the unusual, even if it is the baddest of […]

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A coffee and a smile

All she said was that it was good seeing me this morning. She had this big smile on her face. She said she just looked forward to me coming in to get the morning coffee. I smiled and thanked her for her kindness. That’s all. But it got me thinking about the simple kindnesses that […]

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