A Reminder of Her

Reblogging: 50th Birthday I am not one to repost my old blogs very frequently, but today I reached into the closet and for the first time this fall, pulled out the one item I still have that belonged to my big sister. A down vest I never thought would fit me. It does fit, actually, …

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No Resurrection Without a Death

For quite some time now I have dreamed of three things. Completing a novel and seeing it published. Spending two months in Ireland. Purchasing a home suitable to run an Air B&B. In December, 2016 I completed my first novel. It is currently in the editing stage and I hope to submit it to a publisher …

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Because, blindsided.

I did what I promised her I wouldn't. But, please, let me explain. On December 1st every year, one of our local radio stations begins playing Christmas tunes. The same 10 songs over and over again for 25 straight days (at least, that's how it seems to me)! Every once-in-awhile I push the button to …

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Season for Remembering

This past weekend I finally got around to pulling out my winter clothes and putting all that is summer away. November 1 seems kind of late in the year for that, but I am always thankful when the warmer weather hangs around a bit longer, so, no complaints here. One of the items in my …

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Wind Surfing and Wedding Crashing

September 27, 2014, three Saturdays before my eldest daughter's wedding, I sat on my side porch enjoying breakfast and a hot cup of black coffee, while pondering my very long to-do list. It was a windy morning, windier than usual, and looking up, I saw a hawk soaring just above my head. With no need …

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Winging It

For my Sister, who I will always remember as Peter Pan.   Two winding roads brought us here with twists and turns unexpected   Like ribbons intertwined our paths would cross until   Separately we traveled each path’s distance unknown   One winding road leads me on with bends and forks unforeseen   My path’s …

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