Category Archives: Fears

A New Year’s Resolution I Can Keep

Like most of you, at the end of every year I spend a lot of time reflecting on the year gone by and at least a few minutes planning for the year ahead. I hope, I dream, I wish, and I … Continue reading

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I Have More Important Things to Worry About

My husband claims if I don’t have something legitimate to worry about, I’ll make something up. And as much as I hate to admit it, this is one of those very rare, exceedingly annoying instances when he is right. “You worry too … Continue reading

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You’ve Done It, Too–Right?

“Everybody is somebody else’s weirdo.”–Scott Adams I know I’m a little unusual, a bit eccentric and–let’s face it–sometimes even downright weird (all of which has been previously well documented). I do inexplicable things that don’t always make sense to others–things that … Continue reading

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Remembering the Innocent and the Brave

On a balmy November afternoon in Dallas 50 years ago, a troubled, 24-year-old gunman with a mail-order rifle fired three shots from a sixth-floor window, severely injuring Texas Governor John Connally and killing President John F. Kennedy. An entire nation … Continue reading

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It’s the Journey That Matters

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway This past weekend I attended yet another funeral–this one for a good man who fought a long, … Continue reading

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Pain, Gain, Guts, Glory . . . And Pickles

“Let those winds of time blow over my head, I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead.” –Jimmy Buffett, lyrics from “Growing Older But Not Up” He caught me off guard, in a weak moment when pride … Continue reading

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Lucas’s Story

A couple days ago I was completing my morning scroll through Facebook when I was caught off guard by a post a friend had made–a post that contained a link to my youngest son Lucas’s latest blog. I was surprised. … Continue reading

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Back When I Wasn’t Old

Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb You know how it is–or, at least, I hope you do. While looking for one misplaced item, you stumble across something else–something long forgotten–and suddenly a switch is flipped, a memory … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman’s Wake-up Call

(An Unexpected Addendum) My worst fear was just a breath away from becoming a reality. Two weeks ago today I had surgery–not exactly minor surgery but a routine one nonetheless, and I was expected to go home later that same … Continue reading

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Hanging Up the Wonder Woman Cape … For a Little While

“Being a woman is hard work.”–Maya Angelou What makes a woman a woman? Is it the curve of her hips, the scent of her hair, the sparkle in her eyes, the suggestion in her smile? Or is it her generous … Continue reading

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