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How do you want to be remembered?

We create impressions and memories by how we live our lives. How do you hope to be remembered? Perhaps I am thinking about that today, because of the multiple “reunions” I have attended lately. You know how those things go. … Continue reading

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Tall ships or small ships: either way–just sail

I was thinking about the tall ships that sailed in honor of the country’s Bicentennial in 1976. I was thinking about that because one of my students is studying the Revolutionary War and the subsequent history. I as explaining to … Continue reading

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The ebb and flow of life

“When the fog cleared, and I could once more see the ocean again, I realized something. I realized that life often mimics the ocean.  A constant ebb and flow. High tides and low. Sometimes volatile and stormy or covered in … Continue reading

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What do you want now? Really?

On Valentine’s Day we often think about cards, flowers, candy, maybe even jewelry. But these days I am thinking more of grand ideas. I am thinking of what I would really love to have if I could have anything. Do … Continue reading

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Listen: What Does That Mean These Days?

Ever since I saw Dream girls, one of the things I think of when I hear the one-word request/command “Listen” is the song Beyonce sang in the movie. For those who have not seen the movie, suffice it to say … Continue reading

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Take Me to the Ocean, Lord

Whew. It was a week of ups and downs. It both invigorated and drained me. I know that you, too have had weeks like that! It doesn’t happen often, but I wrote a poem of sorts about it. (At least … Continue reading

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Your Mind And Heart Can Always Take You To Special Places

I think we all have our “happy places” don’t we? For me they are numerous: hands in the garden dirt and planting—or picking fruit and veggies; walking through a forest when the leaves are turning and some have fallen; watching … Continue reading

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Definitely Catching My Breath

Saturday I attended the funeral for my cousin’s husband.  He was a dear, sweet, funny, remarkable man (he is on the left). He and my cousin had been married for 33 years and have two dear, sweet, funny, remarkable children … Continue reading

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Gentle Breezes and Late Spring Renewal

Today God is My Interior Designer and Architect This is a revision of a past post….it was applicable! It’s Sunday; this coming week my students have finals, so it will be busy but exciting for them. Part of me is excited, … Continue reading

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Share Your World Week 16

I am a member of Share Your World Sunday. Cee puts out a list of questions on Sunday, and we respond. As you can see, the questions are fun ways for us to get to know each other a little … Continue reading

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Goal!!!!!!!!

I was thinking about my son’s elementary school years this morning. He loved playing soccer and basketball. He loved the fast paced action of those sports. I have been known to say he walked (completely unassisted) at 10 months and … Continue reading

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Sea Fever

Sea Fever—by John Masfield “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the … Continue reading

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What does “home” mean to you? Post #261

What does “home” mean to you?. We all know the  sayings “be it ever so humble there’s no place like home” “home, home on the range” “home is where the heart is’” and the like. Yes, home is where you … Continue reading

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I want to be an instrument in His hands

In the midst of commenting on a friend’s blog I saw a comment that said it is important to be an instrument in God’s hands. I think that is such a wonderful thought! I mean, if I think of it … Continue reading

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When you need quiet time, where do you go? Postaday #250

When you need quiet time, where do you go? The “where I go’ depends on why I need quiet time. If I need quiet time in order to make a decision, I might go to my den and write, blog, or … Continue reading

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Describe your favorite restaraunt in the world: Post # 249

Describe your favorite restaraunt in the world. As usual, I do not have just one answer! I have a few favorite restaurants. Two of them are seafood restaurants on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. They are both in the town … Continue reading

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Write your bucket list topic : Post # 242

Write your bucket list. Topic #242: Write your bucket list – a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. If you find this topic banal, come up with 5 new euphemisms for dying. Spend 1,000 … Continue reading

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Describe the perfect Sunday: Redux and update: topic #233

Describe the perfect Sunday. Awhile back I described my perfect Sunday. After I post this I will go back, find the link to that posting and put it in right here so you can compare. My perfect Sunday has been … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic # 200: What would you like 200 more of?

What would you like 200 more of?. Surprisingly enough, this topic was topic #200! I can think of a few things I would like 200 more of. 200 more days of being on retreat or vacation with my husband comes … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic # 186: Describe a perfect meal

Topic #186: Describe a perfect meal. What will you eat? Who is there? Are you outside, or inside with a view? A view of what? It can be an imagined place and meal, or a real experience you want to … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #176: Find the nearest window. What’s the most interesting thing you see?

Topic #176: Find the nearest window. Look outside. What is the most interesting thing you see? What is the least interesting thing? If you don’t have a window, close your eyes and imagine one: what do you see when you … Continue reading

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Write about a recurring dream you have – Topic # 158

Write about a recurring dream you have. There is a dream I have had multiple times. I am on the beach by the ocean. I have walked down there from a little cottage I am apparently renting. There are window … Continue reading

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Favorite beach activity: My own topic # 139

As a kid, I spent my summers on the Mississippi River with my family. We waterskied, we swam, we camped on sandbars. We had campfires—sometimes we did s’mores, but not usually. I loved awakening to the smell of bacon cooking … Continue reading

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Write about something you see: Topic # 125

Write about something you see. As I blog today I am sitting in my family room. I am looking at a little wooden box with a scene painted on the cover. It is a painting of an adirondack chair on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One 4/22/11

Weekly Photo Challenge: One. One special place on the Jersey shore. Photo taken by my friend Terri Shirley-Summerhayes.

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Today God is My Interior Designer and Architect

It’s Tuesday morning. Sometimes when I get to Tuesday I feel like the week is going to drag on forever. Why? I get drained thinking about the zillions of things I need to do. Then I get overwhelmed and go … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ocean

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ocean.  

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My topic #40: What do you like to photograph (besides people)?

I love to think about the ocean when I am feeling: happy, sad, introspective, stressed, or anything else. Be aware that I grew up in the midwest, nowhere near the ocean. I spent my summers at lakes and on the … Continue reading

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Postaday topic #25: What is your favorite sound?

Topic #25  What is your favorite sound? I’m going to cheat a little bit in blogging about my favorite sound. If you will indulge me you will see why. I am going to say that my favorite sound is the sound … Continue reading

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Postaday Topic #11:What do you want to be remembered for?

I hope that I will be remembered for my compassion and my supportive nature. I hope I will be remembered as a person who is insightful, intelligent, and encouraging. I hope when people remember me they will remember me as … Continue reading

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