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Acadia National Park

My favorite boy toy and I are on vacation this week, having sent the dogs to their favorite daycare (and kennel).  Going to Acadia in Maine has been on our list of things to do for a while.  We came here nearly 25 years ago and had often talked about coming back. We rented a…

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2014 Accomplishments

How did I do on my goals from the beginning of the year? Actually, not bad considering that I didn’t pay much attention to them (they were in a spiral bound notebook that got put up onto the shelf a few months into the year).  As always, these were a list of everything I might…

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Common Enchantment

We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us, but life is full of common enchantment waiting for our alchemist’s eye to notice. – Jacob Nordby / Author, Speaker, Coach We had a wonderful time visiting the kids in Atlanta.  My daughter is doing well, sprouting along in her 7th month of pregnancy.…

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Staying Encouraged

At some point, every writer wonders if his or her stories are important, and if anyone will ever care about them.  .  . I told him writing, like Tai Chi, was internal, not external. It is about feeling and honesty, if something wants to come out, it needs to come out.  One has to set…

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The One Thing – Book Review

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau Among the things I’ve done recently to nurture my creativity is to finish the book, “The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.  I’ve been…

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Observations On Autumn

  Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg,…

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