Monthly Archives: March 2012

Project Forgive

I’m supporting this project. Because I believe forgiveness is the most important thing we can do on this planet. When we look at another who bothers us and know without a doubt, that if we’d lived their life experiences, we … Continue reading

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Mr. O’Rourke, on Perfectionism

The guy in the yellow is Mr. O’Rourke, my friend Ann’s dad. Ann and I were roomies in college. We grew up near each other but didn’t know each other prior to being roommates. She is nice, and she has … Continue reading

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The Golden Hat

I simply couldn’t conceive of how devastating it would be not to be able to hear my childrens’ voices. Not to be able to communicate with one’s children, to hear them learn, grow, and express themselves verbally. – Kate Winslet … Continue reading

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Take Nine

My friend Cindy Washabaugh is part of a poetry group here in Cleveland. They call themselves Take Nine. They have been together for over a dozen years. There are nine members, thus the name. All of them are seriously talented. … Continue reading

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Dolphin Therapy Retreat in Cozumel, Sept. 2012

Today I am re-posting an entry I wrote last year about the wonderful Dolphin therapy experience we had in Cozumel, Mexico. Macy, the director of Living from the Heart is organizing another retreat for this coming September, and I wanted … Continue reading

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All I Wanted Was a Dishwasher

This is what it looks like when you tear out a wall oven that’s been there for decades Our house is about fifty, sixty years old. Solid bones, but lots of outdated areas. We’ve done a lot in the four … Continue reading

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40 Days to Personal Revolution

Tomorrow we have a final meeting/celebration to mark the end of the 40 Days program I’ve been participating in at Cleveland Yoga. We were buddied up with a partner on our first day, and my partner was Rachel. She’s cool. … Continue reading

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In My Mind We’re Fred and Ginger

Did I mention Hot Toddy and I are taking ballroom dance lessons? For one hour on Wednesday evenings, we meet in the cafeteria of a local high school. Our instructor is Mitzi. She’s a senior citizen. She’s about five foot. … Continue reading

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Standing on my head

I have about a week left on my 40 Days journey. I thought I’d be writing about it like crazy, but it’s strange. I’ve felt very “inward.” I put up one post the other day, found it boring and took … Continue reading

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Do you read books in ebook form yet? I have to admit, I didn’t until I was putting my own book up on Smashwords. I was a book-in-hand kind of girl. I didn’t want to change. But I had to … Continue reading

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