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Remembering the Fallen and Walking on Hallowed Ground

(Originally posted on Memorial Day 2012) And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake For many of us–and, I’m ashamed to admit, myself … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Beauty, Consumed by Joy: My Visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden

Flower If you lean closer to learn how water climbs into a Flower You will hear the Moon sing in the Night of Roots. –Pablo Neruda Simple pleasures . . . a kind word from a friend, a heart-felt compliment from a loved one, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen and Walking on Hallowed Ground at Arlington National Cemetery

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake For many of us–and, I’m ashamed to admit, myself included–Memorial Day has come to represent … Continue reading

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I’m Still Smiling

I didn’t snore.  I didn’t scream awake with a single leg cramp.  I didn’t drool in my sleep on the metro, and I didn’t get “accidentally” lost in the crowds.  I did, however, smile until my cheeks hurt, I did gaze … Continue reading

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A Secret Revealed, A Dream Taking Flight

“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings … Continue reading

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An Important Message from My Employed Self to My Future Retired Self

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t spend at least a moment thinking (dreaming) about June 30, 2012.  That day will mark the end of my first life and the beginning of my second; that day will mark the … Continue reading

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