Tag Archives: Never Give Up

Life’s Dunkings

Last night, I completed a year long commitment as leader of a non-profit organization. Over a year ago,  before I was elected to lead,  I thought I had some postive qualities.  I was a good cupcake.  I contained a decent … Continue reading

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Writing Characters’ Secrets

  Great picture, huh? But it’s the story that takes you one step deeper in meaning…. When a 91-year-old, Hungarian-born grandmother was feeling lonely and depressed, her grandson, French photographer, Sacha Goldberger,  suggested they take some fun photos. I suggest … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Tell You About the Wonderland Trail

It was a big hike.  The farthest we’d ever backpacked was 60 miles, so I spent quite a bit of time, combing through the many blogs and websites, reading about others’ experiences on the Wonderland Trail. Now that Scout, Dallas … Continue reading

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Remembering

It was Memorial Day. We stopped by the Mausoleum to see the sequestered room that’s only open to the public one time each year. Two stone sepulchers filled the marble room. One unopened rose leaned wearily in its vase, semi-hidden … Continue reading

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Choices: Oh That I Had a Thousand Voices

We Conclude the Week’s Discussion of CHOICES: I wrote this post, then deleted it last night. I rewrote it because, I thought the conclusion to a week of  choices about kindness deserves simple language: If we were perfect, we would … Continue reading

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Lose Weight and Gain Brain Cells in 30 Days

Are you nuts? my friend asked. I’d just told her I signed up for National Write A Novel in a Month (NaNoWriMo).  The entire month of November was to be dedcated to writing a 51,000 word novel. Well, it did … Continue reading

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Bared to the Soul

I visited my mother. On the first day, my mother didn’t know me when she saw me. That was okay.  She’s collected a whole lot of birthdays.  She’s had a stroke. I’d prepared myself for such a possibility. But then, … Continue reading

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Hope is Taking a Second Look

I have this habit of reacting as soon as I hear something.  You know it always merits a second look. It takes me time to shoulder a new habit, policy, or anything involving change. I find when I stop and … Continue reading

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God Loves to Paint

Nuff said.

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Hope is a Long Road

I was on a walk a couple days ago when I met up with The Scoutmaster. About five years ago, this seasoned outdoors man taught my family how to do a 50-mile hike through the mountains and make it fun. … Continue reading

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