Heard This Week

I was having a conversation with someone this week, a customer at work.  During the conversation he said, “you remember it better than I do and you weren’t even there.” For some reason I found that really interesting and told him, what you just said sounds like the start of a book. Alas, I don’t […]

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It’s the Little Things

I have to say that today is one of the best days I’ve had in weeks. I went grocery shopping this morning and one of my favorite cashiers was back to work after testing positive for COVID-19.  MILD case but still I saw her and felt good and had hope. Coming back from walking to […]

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How Will it Be

How will it be when we are on  the other side of this virus? I observe people now in the grocery store.  Less smiling, so much caution. I’m working from home, thankfully. So many customers are longing to speak and tell their stories right now.  They are isolated and need to talk. So how will […]

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Vicious Circle

I’m getting real tired of the isolating. I keep thinking I should write more, alas I’m lacking inspiration.  I don’t have an Algonquin Roundtable of punsters to banter with.  In the 1920’s literary folks in New York met for lunch.  First deemed the Vicious Circle, they came to be known as the Algonquin Roundtable meeting […]

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My Snow Globe

Whenever my life is a bit of a mess, I say, “my snow globe has been shook up.” To me it explains how I’m feeling. That’s how I’m feeling now in the midst of our COVI-19 pandemic. Nothing seems normal because it’s not. Working from home, thankfully.  Some have it much worse. The little things […]

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Distancing

I’ve been distancing my entire life. Shy very young. More of a choice later. Unspoken thoughts. Don’t get too close. Safer for me over here. Physical distancing now forced upon me. Connections are awkward. Everyone sheltered away protecting themselves. Emotional protection shouldn’t make you heartless. The heart is all you have to share. While locked […]

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Beyond a Crappy Virus

Not making light of this. I live in Washington state in the U.S. where we have been “ground zero”. My work is just two miles from the senior living center that has had many casualties due to COVID-19 virus. I’m not hoarding toilet paper. I’m washing my hands a lot. Distancing. I’d like to believe […]

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A Place I Want To Be

Oh, there’s a place I’d like to be This world doesn’t have it Serenity can be had anywhere It’s always inside Shut out the noise that disturbs your soul You’re looking for the music for your heart Put it in a box on the shelf Only open it when you’re content, it can’t hurt you […]

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So you’re perfect?

Oh to be as perfect as you think you are I am not perfect and will never be I try to be the best I can be There are days I fail but I recognize that and keep trying Remember to find out what the other person is going through. You usually have no clue […]

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Watching Birds

It snowed last night. Not a lot, maybe four inches. The birds know the snow is coming long before it arrives. It seems to throw them into a small tizzy not unlike us humans running to the grocery store for supplies. I mostly feed the birds during the winter months. I was out of birdseed […]

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Happy New Year!

It has to be a better year than 2019! I’ve had so many challenges in 2019 I stopped counting. All I can do is keep trying to move forward. As I write that sentence I hear Yoda in my head saying, “do or do not, there is no try.” I’m somewhat in denial about my […]

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Resolutions

The new year is upon us and folks will begin starting their resolutions. I’ve never been a fan of resolutions. I’ve always felt that if you really wanted to make a change in your life that the turn of calendar wasn’t going to help. State your goals, yes. Have a focus, yes. Try something new, […]

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Follow Me

Like with a trail of cookies, He says follow me Seek me Have faith in me I am always here Listening Waiting Watching Loving I sought you out and you were chosen To be in my flock To find others Love them Show my grace Be a shepard Tend my sheep Until you’re here I […]

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Atonement

I recently rewatched this movie and fell in love with it again. It’s about a dozen years old now but no less compelling. Timeframe is about 1939 to 1946 for this English drama. Based on the book by Ian McEwan, Atonement explores a tragic decision by a 10-year old that drastically impacts the life of […]

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Trusting

Trusting is challenging for me. Once you’ve been really burned it becomes difficult to trust. Trusting God is much easier but still a challenge. I would love to be able to trust easily. Instead I question and shy away from folks until I really know them. Even then I hold back. I really love it […]

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A Laugh

A laugh is a song of the heart I see yours but I don’t hear it It’s written on your face but the song plays silently Oh to hear what that feels like In all its glory Mine can be heard for miles It bubbles up from my soul A song for all to hear […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for my health, good friends and family, a roof over my head and most of all a God who watches over me. If you’re so inclined, please share a comment on what you’re thankful for. Blessings!

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Steps to Nowhere

They are here but fade into the distance Laconic in my presence and then silent Chills remain as I strain to hear But no, they have disappeared Once a sign of life, only to stop without notice Blind am I to the lost sound after all I’m only earthly bound I wait each day for […]

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Stop for the Red Ones

It’s an unneeded dance The dance of the lights I wait, I count to two Look both ways But still that one person didn’t stop for their red one It’s 6 a.m. and what are you thinking? We’re not alone in this world We are all going places But not if you don’t stop for […]

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Tolkien

This is an intriguing look at J.R.R. Tolkien’s university years and time in WWI. Orphaned, he spent time with other orphans where he met his future wife and muse. This movie gives you an insight into the creative mind that conjured up the world of middle earth. Nicholas Holt plays Tolkien and is a fantastic […]

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