Free

Like a bird on the wire like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. ~Leonard Cohen

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On Seeing

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”

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Connections

I took the day off from work today to do nothing more than recharge. Recharge my mind, body, and spirt. So, I started off with a healthy breakfast, cued up a Phil Collins… Continue reading

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Boo

Halloween is an ancient druidic holiday, one the Celtic peoples have celebrated for millennia. It is the crack between the last golden rays of summer and the dark of winter; the delicately balanced… Continue reading

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Land Down Under

33 years after a young Australian boy, age 16, came to live with my parents for a year as part of the rotary student exchange program, I now have the opportunity to visit… Continue reading

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Forest through the trees…

Some cannot see the forest, for the trees… Ask yourself… “Can I?” Step back, refocus, try to see the big picture from another perspective.

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Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm “In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much… Continue reading

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Murky Water, Dusty Mirror

“Murky water is turbid; let it settle and it clears. A dusty mirror is dim; clean it and it is bright. What I realize as I observe this is the Tao of clarifying… Continue reading

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Pine Needles

I grew up underneath tall pines. Back then my circle was small, but mighty. As children, we few played together in pinestraw, we braided the strands, wove the pieces into our hair…at Christmas-time… Continue reading

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Cry of the Loon

“Few things in nature can compare to the long, mournful wail of a loon echoing across water and through the forest. It’s an evocative sound that will stick with you for the rest… Continue reading

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“There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.”

All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save All that you give… Continue reading

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Greener Grass

  The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ~Henry Miller    

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Figment

“I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything should just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my… Continue reading

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Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise I woke up at 5:15 to this, just before the rains came and seemingly washed it away…too sleepy to work the settings on my camera properly, I think I got lucky,… Continue reading

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Dreams in Ashes

Dreams in Ashes from Irene’s high school diary… the sequel to “Decisions”. July 14, 1949

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Decisions

My decision will be either this one…. Or This One… As the story goes, Irene was in love with Don, and during her senior year of high school she spoke of barn dances… Continue reading

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Mom Today’s Diary

What was it like to be a 17 year old Polish immigrant teenage girl in Chicago in 1948? My Mother-in-law, who passed from this life last May on the day after Mother’s Day, to… Continue reading

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The Proof’s in the Pudding!

Thrilled beyond belief to have acquired a published family cookbook filled with old-time recipes from my two great-grandmother’s on my biological Father’s side. Today I made great grandma Bertie’s banana pudding. My first… Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

I was watching a YouTube video the other day of a circa 1971 performance by James Taylor. I’ve always loved this song, but it was his spoken words before and after the song… Continue reading

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A Rare Piece of Hummingbird Advice

Beloved Readers: You know this blog is not about giving advice. I created it to share stories, grapple with life challenges, mine wisdom wherever it may be found, stimulate discussion, pinpoint tin… Source:… Continue reading

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