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Another Year Older, But I’m Not Complaining

Another year has slipped right through my fingers.  Another year of feeling the ravages of time in every creaking, Aspercremed joint, another year of watching gravity turn a pair of sock puppets and a belly button into sweaty dance partners, … Continue reading

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Older than Zip Codes–Yep, That’s Me

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be 55 years old. Fifty-five. Years. Old. The double nickel. Halfway through my fifties and skidding downhill toward my . . . I can’t even say it. Holy cow. How in the heck … Continue reading

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The Day Before Tomorrow

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We look forward to five years down the road when we can trade in the old car, pay off the house or … Continue reading

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When the Inner Child Bubbles

“After a while the middle-aged person who lives in her head begins to talk to her soul, the kid.” –Anne Lamott, from the novel Joe Jones Yesterday morning I awoke to perfection. My eyes fluttered lazily in the pre-dawn moments … Continue reading

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An Abundant Life, A Grateful Heart

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. . . . O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is … Continue reading

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In the Dew of Little Things

“For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ― Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet It’s a few moments past sunrise, and I am sitting on the back deck in my pajamas and socks, … Continue reading

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Grasp Life by the Handlebars

I’ve spent a lot of time on my bicycle in the last year and a half, progressing from a breathless couple laps around the track to heart-thumping, leg-pumping 30-mile treks down the highway.  I’m strong but I’m slow, and those … Continue reading

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A Peaceful, Easy Feeling

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran When my sons were younger, my world revolved around them.  I believed that all “good moms” put their … Continue reading

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Flying by the Seat of My Pants

“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” ~H.G. Wells Ahh, I remember hot summer days of so long ago … hiding with my ever-present library book in the branches of the lone shade tree, an orange popsicle melting down my chin … Continue reading

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I’m a Simple Girl

I’m a simple girl with simple needs.  I don’t ask for much; in fact, I seldom ask for anything, and in most circumstances when compared to the general population of my gender, I’m pretty sure I would fall on the … Continue reading

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