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Month: December 2012

Is fear holding you back?

The last three years have been rocky for me. My children grew up and left; one to college across the country, and one to the streets as a drug addict. My sister was brutally attacked at nine months pregnant, and to top it off, I gained fifteen pounds. I had always been the person who… Read More ›

Workouts that burn 300 calories

Are your pants a little snug from the over-indulgence during this holiday season? Is your couch molding to your butt? Well, put down the bagel and step away from the pumpkin pie. Pause before you order that peppermint grande mocha. Why wait for January 1st to start the exercise program; let’s get out there and… Read More ›

Victim 27

I suffer silently for my child I have battled mental illness in my child And when a child refuses treatment Where am I to turn I suffer, my child suffers Endless counselors They tried so hard School administrators didn’t know what to do I had the sheriff’s number in my phone I yelled for help,… Read More ›

Five book lover’s gifts (that are not books)

There’s still time to order for Christmas! A timeless gift. The perfect background music collection for reading. Old world wine bottle bookends. Kindle Fire cover. Book Lover’s Scrabble.

Walk to lose pounds

Taking that one step towards exercising can be daunting. I have found though, that committing to doing one simple activity every day can be rewarding. At work, when I ran errands, I got in the car and headed to the bank, an eatery, or the downtown area to shop, even though it was only a… Read More ›

Indoor clouds

Dutch artist Berndnau Smilde has developed a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature and light. This intersection of science and art was recently named one of TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.”

The Awful Grace of God

Originally posted on The Bully Pulpit:
“In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in… My favorite poet was Aeschylus. He once wrote: Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget…

Beasts of the Southern Wild snubbed by Golden Globes

Let the award season begin with the first of the movie industry’s acclamations, the 70th Golden Globes Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Lincoln came up big with seven Golden Globe nominations. Steven Spielberg’s historical drama topped all films with seven nods, including ones for Best Motion Picture Drama and stars Daniel Day-Lewis… Read More ›

Bunny

Sitting in the pew of my country church one Sunday, contemplating life’s big questions, and also creating a shopping list for the evening’s dinner, Father McCully caught my attention as he started to tell a story about truthfulness. Father McCully lived in a modest house behind the country church, along the Sacramento River. He was… Read More ›

Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

You took the time to stop by and cruise around my site and for that I am very grateful. I'm looking forward to letting the creativity run wild.

p.s. I write, not to be read, but for the pleasure of writing.

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