Category Archives: Gratitude

Tales From The Heart: Dad

Of great character Lovely men earn the prizes Strong and gentle wins Cowards wilt in their presence Fight or flight; laugh while they run Haiku / Tanka   I’ve written a few times about the days of my childhood, when … Continue reading

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Tempered

Narcissus banished Comforting reality New sweet nothings real Overwhelmingly cherished All storms tempered by love’s grace And, I win. Fabulicious street art, thanks to the wonderful walking & eye spying work of Randall Willis of CreatedByRCW and So, What’s Your … Continue reading

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YEAH, TAKING A PERSONAL DAY

So, another major milestone crossed in this life story. As of this very day, I survived and even thrived in another year where the current scenery doesn’t match up to what the old dreams were… I don’t know if that’s … Continue reading

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With Lois, For The Win

I determined I’d open  2017 with a gratitude post, but to be honest, and this is no complaint, there were so many avenues I could go, I wasn’t sure where to start. I’m privileged enough to have most of my … Continue reading

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The Love You Make is Equal To…Frickin’ Awesome If You Can Match the Joy This Inspires

When life knocks you onto your buttocks and it feels like you may never catch your breath or a break again, sometimes something really, really wonderful shows up. Maybe it’s not the lotto win or the love of your life, but … Continue reading

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Weird Normal & Cancer Envy; Part One of Bear With Me

Friends, Ed & E called. They were concerned, curious mostly about the intensity and/or emotional topics on my recent posts, and because I’ve been missing in action. I have been quieter in general, but to address some of their concern, I explained that I usually write … Continue reading

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Pick a Hero, Any Hero, Even if it Turns Out To Be You

I thought I’d speak to another level of resolutions, as the idea of new beginnings for a new year gels for many. I’d originally posted this last spring, but I can’t help thinking the winds of change in progress means looking … Continue reading

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Because I Can…

Sometimes, maybe a lot of times, we need to remember, or at least ponder, what this whole experience of life is supposed to be about.  We hear it all the time; it’s about love. It’s about helping one another.  It’s … Continue reading

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Thank you!! Hiccup!

There once was a girl from Vancouver, Whose 1st anniversary unnerved  ‘er. She tried to be clever, but St. Paddy said, What-ever, Just write thanks & end our damned torture! There are some advantages to starting any endeavor on St. … Continue reading

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The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Was Not UPS and FEDEX

UPS and FEDEX committed heinous crimes against Christmas tradition for some families, and the aftermath of it makes me somewhat disheartened and fairly disgusted.  So many families had their Christmases ‘ruined’ by the lack of their packages arriving in time … Continue reading

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