Category Archives: Love.

Learn to Love the Questions

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to learn to love the questions themselves.” —Ranier Maria Rilke Tweet This Post

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They’re My Home

We are losing our entire life savings in this move. Not that we had true “life savings.” Our life savings was our equity in our home, and there is no longer any equity. The market has dropped so profoundly since … Continue reading

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Witness

Last night was the 8th grade graduation at Riley’s school. Riley is in 7th grade, but she really wanted to go. It was her birthday yesterday…13! And she wanted nothing more than to spend her evening seeing her 8th grade … Continue reading

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Angelo Zuccolo

If you read Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar, you know there was a teacher who changed my life. He was the theater director at the community college I started out at. One of the reasons I decided to … Continue reading

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Diving

This is my grandmother, in 1918. On the back of the photo it says her swan dive was 99.9% perfect. She was 16 at the time. She would go on to marry. Live in NYC for a while. Move back … Continue reading

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Love.

Uplifting things going around FB yesterday. Here. Here. Here. “As we are holding our brothers and sisters in prayer who were either maimed or killed in this latest act of violence, let us remember two things. One, lets allow this … Continue reading

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Uncle

There is a writing workshop I really, really want to go to coming up later this month. There are two people presenting I really, really want to meet in person. I admire their work and have received good support from … Continue reading

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Let the Dogs Speak!

I first met Marianne McKiernan when she contacted me to do a story for the news organization she works for in Denver. She is a service dog puppy raiser as well as a reporter and her dog-in-training, Rocket, had a mad … Continue reading

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The Tallest Woman in the World With a Tail

I facilitate a book group for kids age 10-12, and Friday we discussed Betti on the High Wire. I loved the book so much. It is about a girl in a war torn country who gets adopted by American parents. … Continue reading

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Easter

Yesterday I was so flat out exhausted. Todd knew it and offered to take over morning routine today so I could sleep. We’re good that way. I think it is one of the reasons our marriage is strong. We intuit … Continue reading

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Before the Healing Service

On Sunday we went to a healing service with Dr. Issam Nemeh. I recently read the book Miracles Every Day and wanted to experience his prayer for our family in person. Earlier that morning, as we were getting ready, Seth … Continue reading

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When I was growing something wild and unruly….

I miss the Dixie Chicks. The kids and I have been listening to their CD’s in the car lately and my heart just soars with every song. I read somewhere recently that Natalie Maines said she doesn’t think the Dixie … Continue reading

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Whoosh!

I’ve not been blogging much because my head is spinning and I can’t keep up with all that is going on. We are fine. All is well. Big changes underway. Will write when I come up for air. Sorry to … Continue reading

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Surrender

Source: codefetti.com via Codefetti LLC on Pinterest ~~ I surrender. I’ve been pondering the difference between giving up and surrender. To me, giving up feels like abandoning a dream. Walking away from something unfinished. Not being brave, perhaps. Not giving … Continue reading

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Some Things I Like About My Husband

1) He fixes my Kindle when it freezes up. 2) He often fills up my gas tank without me asking (I would never ask…I know how to fill up my own tank…but it is nice when he does it). 3)He … Continue reading

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Barbara Azzara,Teaching Excellence Not Perfection

A little background. Probably twenty years ago, my friend Anna mentioned something casually in conversation about Emmanuel’s Book: A Manual for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos. This was when I was living in the DC area. I filed it away in … Continue reading

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Boat Lift

I saw the video below on a friend’s Facebook page. At first I didn’t want to watch it, because honestly, thinking about 9/11 is still traumatic for me. I was half way across the country in the Chicago suburbs at … 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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That I Would be Good

I was listening to a podcast podcast recently of Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith’s radio show. He was interviewing Alanis Morissette. I wasn’t really into her when she hit it big in the 90′s. I think the full force of her … Continue reading

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Lydia and Elsie P.

Our friend Lydia’s beloved cat has died. If you don’t know her, Lydia is a young adult who has autism. She is a fine author and blogger. Although Elsie P. was ill, she stuck around for the longest time, held … Continue reading

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