turn, turn, turn

“To everything (turn, turn, turn)There is a season (turn, turn, turn)”– Pete Seeger Dear readers, The time has come for me to write my very last notion. It is in…

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a garage with a message

The only times I’ve ever seen a big word painted on a garage door, it's been in the form of unwelcome graffiti. So, when I came upon this garage door,…

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shoes off

Since moving to California a few years ago, my entire home has been on ground level and, when I’m at home, I am almost always barefoot. After years of living…

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the comfort of the familiar

In a year with so much strangeness and newness and upheaval, the sight of something familiar can be a comfort. I've got my eye out for pumpkins. What about you?

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a needed reminder

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”– Helen Keller Whether I'm reading the news, worrying about loved ones, smelling nearby fires,…

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a new approach to fishing

"You can give a man a fish and THEN teach him to fish, you know. And it's a lot easier to learn how to fish when you're not starving.”– Lore…

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school supplies

At the end of summer, when I was a kid, I'd keep my eye on the Sunday newspaper. It had ads for great sales on school supplies. I'd coax my…

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on the look-out

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." – Joseph Campbell Each of us is having an individual, distinct experience of this pandemic, depending on…

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Like most everyone, I have moments of feeling stir-crazy during this time of "sheltering in place". One evening, I was reading a history book for a new writing project. The…

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guessing what

As a kid, whenever I shared really cool information, I prefaced it with "guess what". It may be a juvenile colloquialism, but it still comes out of my mouth on…

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