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Dusting Off the Memories

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In a few minutes it will no longer be November 16th. Today, like that Wednesday in 2011, was my younger daughter's birthday. Only then she was seven, and today she turned 18. My heart is full. Today we celebrated, we worked, and we celebrated some more. In the midst of… Continue reading Dusting Off the Memories

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tapestry

from this vantage point in the rare quiet moment between I heard the low rumble of conversations from across the hall and down the stairs the words were not discernible but the goodness in what was said and what was being heard¬† was music of the finest caliber actively waiting building friendships sharing stories tools… Continue reading tapestry

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A Grateful Heart

Words can be such a comfort and a blessing. They can change a day by being the pivotal moment, bringing light in the darkness, joy in the midst of sorrow, laughter in remembering. Today a dear friend sent me a picture of her daily calendar. No message, just the photo. The January 15 entry: The… Continue reading A Grateful Heart

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The Little Light…..It’s not on, Clark

This is a public service announcement: Please make sure your children know that any and all light outages should be reported to those in charge--namely, you. New Year's Day started off lovely. Miss Sophie and I had a long, pleasant January summer (Georgia--check the calendar please) walk, and the rain didn't come like we thought… Continue reading The Little Light…..It’s not on, Clark

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s-o-c-k-s ~2022~ socks

It was nineteen years ago that we were preparing to move to Japan. It was a huge change for this Georgia girl who had never lived more than thirty minutes from the home she'd grown up in. Still, it was a wonderful experience, and we came home two and a half years later with another… Continue reading s-o-c-k-s ~2022~ socks

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What Would Be Your Superpower?

Is there anything more magical than listening to two young people talking about the world and listening to their points of view? It was the end of the day for classes. Two students sat at the table after class ended, both waiting on their dads to pick them up. They are in class together, so… Continue reading What Would Be Your Superpower?

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Itta Be Fine

Have you ever had one of those days that left you feeling down, really truly bogged down in the mire of what we people can be and do when we are not at our best? A day of seeing how folks can bring each other down with their words and their actions and their lack… Continue reading Itta Be Fine

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#88

#88. (That's the number sign, not a hashtag.) That was my Daddy's jersey number when he played football. He played on his high school team. He was a Green Wave. (Not sure the story behind that mascot name, but I'm sure there are those who do know. I hope to find them and get to… Continue reading #88

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Whoa man!

In August 1994, in my previous life, my sister MessCat joined our family on vacation. We stayed in the little park home at the "campground" in Florida. It was called a campground, but everyone stayed in some kind of mobile/modular home on a little plot of grass across from the canal. Many had boats docked… Continue reading Whoa man!