Tag Archives: people

“Letting people be who they’re gonna be”

Earlier this week I talked with a very wise young person. She shared about her spiritual and political beliefs. Laughing a little, she shrugged her shoulders and talked about her brothers with very different outlooks on life. She traveled to … Continue reading

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What burns me

What burns you? Ignorance?  Stupidity?  Negativity? I consider myself a rather mild-mannered person. You’ll find me whistling Dixie long after your neighbor has lost his patience. You’ll find me cheerful much longer than the majority. But some things really, really … Continue reading

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Up all night birthing a goat

At morning’s first light–before a busy day–slowly scrolling down the Facebook home page. Marvelling at the differences in friends, family and acquaintances.  Marvelling that I’m not feeling irritated at the differences this morning–that the mind is not judging, sorting, categorizing … Continue reading

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After the Vita-Mix roars and before the next impossible question

In our local coffee shop the Vita-Mix machine roars.  I thought it was a coffee grinder, but it’s a Vita-Mix machine, whatever that might be.  I got up from the high-perched computer table and asked what was the noise? I … Continue reading

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When a legally blind man calls you “Gorgeous”

Life is really super-duper absolutely inarguably funny. Two days ago I wrote a Farewell for a Little While post.  See ya @ Thanksgiving, readers, because creative fields must lie fallow.  (Oh how Munira and Lisa and I love the word “fallow”.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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When people die on Facebook

Yesterday morning I woke up to discover the death of a Facebook friend. We’ve been watching her die slowly on Facebook for the past several weeks. She actually friended me about a month ago.  She was the daughter of my … Continue reading

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Hands and hearts across the planet: Please meet Munira from Pakistan

Today would you please welcome one of my dear blogging friends?  Her name is Munira, and she lives across the sea in southern Pakistan.  I think we met through Kathy McCullough’s blog back last winter.  The name of her blog … Continue reading

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Once upon a wedding…

Welcome to the wedding of our oldest child, Christopher, and his bride, Seunghye. Please come in the Villa Mare and enjoy our celebration.  (I am so glad to have you readers with us in spirit.  It makes for more rays … Continue reading

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People-pleasing and way too sensitive for your own good

After all these years of becoming an individual, of celebrating individuality, of becoming my own person–there is still a part of this personality which wants to be a people-pleaser.  Who is oh-way-too-sensitive for her own good. What, you ask is … Continue reading

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Mom, I didn’t mean to text that. Honest, it wasn’t me!

We don’t have cell phone service here in our neck of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan woods. Sure, there’s service down in L’Anse since they constructed that fancy tower a couple of years ago. But if you drive more than … Continue reading

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