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Sit a bit and hear some observational stories I’ve been steeping.

Short Film – LONG Story

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“Mom, is that true?”

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Make Hey! — while the sun shines. Even a little.

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Journal

Eat, Pray, Love… and read your email.

13

2014

When you least expect it, a song — and an email — can change your life , in a way you just didn’t think possible.  4+ years ago, the Three Dog Night song “Shambala” was sent to me in an email (by someone I adore — who still does not know what he did for me) and for some reason (truly, at that time there was no absolutely no rhyme or reason)… it touched a place in my heart I […]

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Nice Purse – Cheap Boots

05

2014

If you were to hold up two articles of clothing and asked me to identify which of the two was the more expensive/designer-label item… I’m not sure I could do it.  Maybe, if I were to inspect it really, really closely in order to determine which had better stitching or more luxurious fabric, I could have a fighting chance.  But, just glancing?  Nah.  Not a clue.  I never was that woman, although I’ve spent my life around plenty of them.  […]

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Gray Matter (White Hair)

30

2014

Very few things in my long history have caused as much of a ruckus as my hair has.  Not my weight, not my clothing, not my relationship status.  While people may have whispered behind my back about those last three things, they confront me (with no qualms) to my face and follicles about their opinion of the condition of my hair.  In speaking with others, I find I am not alone in this. When I was about 28 years old, […]

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Why “T.” and not TLPPBBHWKR?

16

2014

When I introduce myself, I usually begin with some variation of “Hello, my name is T. – like the one between S and U, in the alphabet.”  It is one lone letter, yet it causes some confusion for people and when it does, I realize I should probably correct it to, “Hello, I go by an initial… T.” but over the years, no matter what I do – there are always people who make an issue out of it. “How […]

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Promises, Promises

09

2014

Promises can seem like an awful thing, if you really think about it.  Author Paul Coelho wrote, “In the first place, you shouldn’t believe in promises… Those who make promises they don’t keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.”  Harsh words, when you consider one of the first things we typically believe early in life, are the words told to us.  Is it wrong to retain some belief in the promises made […]

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Columbia, California – a town touched by magic

03

2014

On March 27th, 1950 Thaddeus Hildreth and his younger brother George, and a few other hungry seekers of gold, wound up in a stretch of land they considered to be “an unusually rich seam of gold” and pounded their stake into the earth, calling the area Hildreth’s Diggings.  On a daily basis the party managed to pull a minimum of 15 pounds of gold dust daily. In a couple of weeks, the area grew so rapidly that the Sonoma Herald […]

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Monkey Picked

25

2014

As the lucky recipient of a monthly Tea Club gift for my last birthday, I am always tickled by the arrival of the box when the mailman delivers it.  I knew, when I first opened the initial gift on my birthday day, I thrilled to discover that I was that going to have a different tea show up on my doorstep every thirty days and that it was going to be a yummy treat.  However, the raucous laughter and conversation […]

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