Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Silent Invitation

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.” — Confucius The car is often silent when I drive my children to school. We walk out the door before 7am, and some mornings not a sound is uttered by the time we … Continue reading

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Hope Across The Miles

“My mother is a poem I’ll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother.” — Sharon Doubiago Just warm thoughts of happiness, and hopes for recovery, from across the miles, that go out … Continue reading

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The Distorted Map Of Generosity

“Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” — Hans Margolius During the last election cycle, I’m sure you saw the distorted United States maps that depicted everything … Continue reading

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One Hundred Sunsets

One Hundred Sunsets I want to watch one hundred sunsets before I die. Not with furtive glances of borrowed time, over my shoulder, over life’s din. But sunsets – long and slow, with sand slipping through my toes, with waves … Continue reading

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To Eat Or Not To Eat

“The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.” — Willem de Kooning Did you have to figure out where your breakfast was going to come from today? Are you wondering where the money for supper … Continue reading

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Learn to Laugh. Laugh To Learn

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” — Jean Houston Last night, we learned and laughed. Dora had invited me to speak to her group Reaching Goals Together, a group of wonderful … Continue reading

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Speaking of Speaking

“Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.” — Author Unknown In November, I won the Toastmasters District 7 Humorous Speech Competition. The other day, I finally received the video which I’m pleased to share. If you would like … Continue reading

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Clearing The Path

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick It was just a simple remark, said in passing. I had stopped into the office of my daughter’s school yesterday. The reader board was … Continue reading

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They Are They

“For every homeless person, there are so many worried and sad family members…concerned about the health and safety of those loved ones.” — a friend Like a friend wrote, a homeless person isn’t just one person. Behind them is a … Continue reading

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Capping Off A Weekend Of Service With A Good Laugh

“The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.” — Nicolas Chamfort, translated from French It was great fun at SnowCap Community Charities this weekend with my daughters Tessa and Hayle, to wrap up a weekend … Continue reading

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