Monthly Archives: April 2012

Who Ignites Your Circuits?

” There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.” ~ Rusty Berkus I am more and more aware these days of the exquisite gestalt of … Continue reading

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Share Your World Sunday Week 21

Here are the four Share Your World Sunday questions for this week.   They are from Cee’s blog (The originator of Share Your World).  http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/share-your-world-week-21/ . go ahead and click on over to join in! If you were having difficulty on … Continue reading

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Shelter

Today is Sunday. Two weeks in a row I am actually completing Jake’s Water Dragon Sunday Post ON Sunday….if I do it three weeks in a row, according to the business financial analyst I once was, it is a trend. … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Chris Donner, Mystery Writer:
I have just found the most extraordinary web site.  It’s been around for a few years, but I just discovered it through a blog on the New Hampshire Writers’ Network.  The blog is…

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Do You Work? Smack!

How do you like this? I pulled this from Facebook. Here is the quote that accompanied the photo: “……He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?” She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you … Continue reading

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This analogy rich post will make your day—and so will the link in her (Dulcinea’s) post to the blog that inspired her post! enjoy and God bless…Click on the read more blue link. That takes you to Dulcinea’s post. then … Continue reading

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Feeling A Little Smurfy

Do you remember the smurfs and their little song? la-la-la-la-la-la….They were popular when my husband and I first got married. When we’d be going about our Saturday morning they would come on TV. We always got such a kick out … Continue reading

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Gold Tested in Fire ~ Blocks of Marble Chiseled to Statues

Our lives have such rewards. Sometimes the difficulties, oddly enough, become the rewards. When I was a junior in college, a friend of mine died riding his bicycle back to the dorm after work because he was hit by a … Continue reading

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You Can Do It!!

Have you ever found yourself having a hard time? Have you ever struggled and been about ready to quit, but yet you were determined to keep on pushing? I have been thinking about that a lot this week. I had … Continue reading

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Hopscotch Your Weaknesses

“Don’t wish to be normal. Wish to be yourself. To the hilt. Find out what you’re best at, and develop it, and hopscotch your weaknesses. Wish to be great at whatever you are.” ― Lois McMaster Bujold, Labyrinth I have to admit, … Continue reading

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Personal Accounts About the Flood of My Youth

Around Easter time I posted an article about a flood in my town. I wrote about the efforts of the citizenry to keep the town from getting swept away. Subsequently I found this link which has multiple first-hand accounts from … Continue reading

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How Has Progress Happened?

You know, in the midst of the ongoing maelstrom over all kinds of issues, I have been wondering about the miraculous and serendipitous nature of progress and change. For instance, consider the lowly banana. The peel is poisonous. So did … Continue reading

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Under the Weather

Hi my friends. I am not up to posting today. I have a fever. I went to the doc for a flu test. I don’t have type A or B flu. Just a general fever-inducing body ache virus. I had … Continue reading

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Seedlings and Sunrises

This is one beautiful sunset. I would love to be able to say that I took this photo, but I did not. Someone took it for the Gilbert Farmer’s Market and posted it. I just love the look of the … Continue reading

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Never Underestimate

“On April 22, 1920 in Arizona: Prominent society and club women started a boycott on potatoes to protest the price. Housewives in Phoenix were called and asked to support the boycott and tell five friends to do the same”. The … Continue reading

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Share Your World Sunday –Week 20

Ok—I hope you are sitting down for this shocker! I am actually completing this task ON Sunday! Cee–love you and your questions…I am copying and pasting your list of questions etc [and my answers, of course}: Share Your World – … Continue reading

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Sunday Post: Staircase

Jake’s idea this week is Stairway! http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/sunday-post-stairway/ Doesn’t that just make you think of all kinds of things? It makes me think of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 4″ risers on staircases, pictured here.  It also makes me think of the amazing staircases … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Condoning

‎”If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or, if possible, stop the conversation.” ~ St. John Vianney Ever since I was in 7th grade I have had a hot button … Continue reading

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Just For Fun~Need a Laugh?

ok. i just couldn’t resist!!

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Ride the Horse

“Ride the horse in the direction it’s going” ~ Werner Erhard I was talking to one of my fabulous students yesterday. As it so happens, she is an amazing, amazing equestrian. Beyond that, she is an amazing young lady as … Continue reading

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Saddle Up: Courage and Comets and Lions, Oh My

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” ― John Wayne  My folks loved John Wayne movies—and so we saw them often. I love his quote about courage, and I can literally hear him say it inside my head. … Continue reading

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King of Kings Award

The King of Kings Friendship Award was given to me on 3/23 by my blogging friend and inspiring photographer and writer Francine. http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/a-word-about-friendships/.  and then Nia @ Photography of Nia gave it to me , too…http://photographyofnia.com/2012/04/18/another-award-and-memories/ I want to express my … Continue reading

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How Do We Define Our Worth?

I was speaking with a friend today. In light of Hilary Rosen’s recent remark about “Ann Romney hasn’t worked a day in her life”, we were discussing the role of work to worth; the role of pay to worth; and … Continue reading

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Sunday Post: Blossom

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/sunday-post-blossom/. I was supposed to post this on sunday. Both Cee and Jake have outstanding ideas for Sunday posts. I always mean to post them on Sunday, but I seldom do it right on Sunday. However: this week I am … Continue reading

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Prayer and Life

I came across a quote I like about prayer, written by St. Therese of Lisieux. “For me, prayer means launching out of the heart towards God; it means lifting up one’s eyes, quite simply, to Heaven, a cry of grateful … Continue reading

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Share Your World – Week 19

The amazing Cee has cool questions each week. I have to say visiting her blog is like having a ya-ya sisterhood day and visiting a sun dappled art gallery by the ocean, in a wooded mountain glade all at the … Continue reading

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My Sweetie

I married the best guy. He is patient and kind and loving and wonderful. He listens and inspires. He is there for me always. He is loyal and true. He makes me laugh and is a joy. Why do I … Continue reading

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Love and Gentleness

Today is Sunday. I am filled with gratitude for God’s graces. they renew and refresh me today. He fills me with hope. By His graces, through my efforts to walk with Him, I can begin anew. I can attempt to … Continue reading

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How the Women’s Lib Movement Has Finally REALLY REALLY Made Me Angry

I came of age during the Women’s Lib Movement. My grandmothers were part of the suffragettes. My mom cautioned me during the Women’s Movement to never trade superiority for equality….I was never completely sure what she meant by that. That … Continue reading

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Tag I’m it And So Are You!

Tag You’re It …[note: the first time i posted this some of my post didn’t “save”~now it is fixed} On April 4 I got tagged to play tag by fellow blogging buddy Laura at Serendipity. You should visit her lovely blog. … Continue reading

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To the Re-Kindler

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. ” Albert Schweitzer. Throughout my life there have been times when I have been … Continue reading

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