Crossing the Finish Line

It’s terrible that after 30 days of writing every day, I can still be stumped by how to start a post. The big empty white box waits to be filled. There is no title, no photo, not tags, no cross links. My shoulder is killing me, whether it’s from writing every day or sleeping on […]

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My Four Pillars of Community

I have a love affair with this town and everyone in it. Several years ago we considered moving to Atlanta so Tom could go back to school and become a chiropractor. Tom’s brother and his family live there, and Tom’s parents live within a three hour drive. It was a tempting thing to be close […]

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More than a Table

I love to entertain. I have always dreamed of having a formal dining room that seats 10 with matching china. Alas, I still do not have this, but I’m getting closer.  I live within the city limits of Seattle and unless you own a home that’s valued at over half-a-million dollars, formal dining rooms are […]

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Thankful for her Story

Today I want to tell someone else’s story. I met her on the bus. I don’t know her name. She is an attractive older woman with a cute dark bob and an a great shade of lipstick. I often see her riding the 9:05 a.m. C line from West Seattle to Downtown. I have listened […]

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Three Simple Warnings

PROMPT #24 (NOV 26): Fortune cookies are a dime a dozen, but sometimes they are exactly what we need to hear. And every once in a while they come from a friend, shared as a piece of advice and spoken so eloquently that you remember it for years to come. What’s once piece of advice […]

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This is My Brain on Yoga

Today I went back to Bikram yoga for the first time in about two months. I have lots of excuses as to why I stayed away so long, but I won’t bore you with those. What i will say, is that the clarity of thought that comes during those 90 minutes, is stunning. I wish […]

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A Monumental Day in History

On March 2nd, 2009 I started my first blog. It was completely private. I wrote very short two minute posts. I still have it locked away. Tonight, I decided to go back and take a look at what was in there, seeking fodder for today’s post. I only found about 10 posts. One was a […]

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