Monthly Archives: May 2015

“The Smell of Home”

Dear Reader: The sense of smell…isn’t it a wonderful gift from God? And when it comes to memories and feelings of love this special sense plays such a big role in producing long-lasting memories of the comforts of home. I … Continue reading

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The Change Within Us…

          Jake: One month, eight months Dear Reader: Shakespeare once wrote in a line from his play Hamlet: (Conversation between Hamlet and Horatio) “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of … Continue reading

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“Beginning Today”…

  Dear Reader: The last morning at home before leaving for Edisto…I walked out to the garden and there stood (quite proudly) the most beautiful lily which looked like a combination of sunrise and sunset….it took my breath away. It … Continue reading

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2020….Women on the 20?

Dear Reader: You may have heard talk of some women’s organizations initiating¬†a political fight now (for the year 2020 ) to remove Andrew Jackson from the twenty-dollar bill (like he, unceremoniously, removed the Five major Eastern Indian tribes to Oklahoma … Continue reading

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“Mermaid Tears”- The Beauty of Sea Glass

Dear Reader: Finally…the Ya Summer Retreat is here and all of us are beyond happy…we have so much to catch up on, with some birthdays also thrown into the mix….more fun awaits than you can “shake a stick at.” (Quite … Continue reading

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Love the Little Things in Life…

  Dear Reader: When Anne and I took a two-week international creativity workshop almost a decade ago in France (Can it really be that long ago?) one of the activities we discussed and practiced doing was learning how to take … Continue reading

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Our “Geometric” God

Dear Reader: I remember my junior year in high school taking geometry…or to be more truthful…it taking me! Mrs. Ellis was my teacher’s name and I think she figured out quite quickly that I had absolutely no aptitude for advanced … Continue reading

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Questions and Imaginary Answers…a Part of Growing Up

Dear Reader: A little book titled: Stella, Star of the Sea arrived a couple of days ago. I had forgotten I ordered it. This is one of those “penny” books you can order on amazon.com and just pay the two … Continue reading

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“All Shall Be Well…”

Dear Reader: “All is well” with my fountain finally ..after many trials and tribulations. The problem with the fountain was that it kept letting too much water splash out of the basin … if I forgot to turn off the … Continue reading

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…”Keep it Clean and Pure”

Dear ¬†Reader: I remember a childhood friend telling me one day that we couldn’t go to her house to play because her mom was on a “mission from God” (as she called it) spring cleaning…and she couldn’t be interrupted or … Continue reading

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