Monthly Archives: August 2016

If You Don’t Like Something, Change It; If you Can’t Change it, Change Your Attitude.”

  Dear Reader: In a surprisingly good read, The Night Garden, from an author I was not familiar with, Lisa van Allen, I found myself stopping and marking passages as I read farther and farther into the book. Olivia, a … Continue reading

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“She Designed a Life She Loved”

Dear Reader: A God Wink for me! Yesterday I was doing some research on a cool sculpture I read about in a novel and ended up going *from sculptures to wooden plaques* and there it was:¬†“She designed the life she … Continue reading

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Take Time to Thrive!

Dear Reader: One of the items on my medical exit “not to do’ list is work in the yard/garden for five days following eye surgery or lift anything over 20 pounds. Oh no, I thought, my garden will have turned … Continue reading

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Thinking of You…

            Dear Reader: The Ya’s can tell you in unison, or separately, who sends the best cards….Jackson! Her cards are always unique and absolutely perfect for the occasion! This is the card (title photo) I … Continue reading

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“Be Brave Boo Boo”!

Dear Reader: A couple of years ago, a new “variegated” version of Cinderella emerged in movie theaters. It was truer to real life than the earlier animated versions. This Cinderella’s name was Ella and the mantra she was to follow … Continue reading

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“I Can See Clearly Now…the “Clouds” are Gone”

Dear Reader: Yesterday while I was getting checked in and vitals taken…I started humming “I can see clearly now” ¬†by Johnny Nash (his big hit from 1972.) The funny little anesthesiologist¬†immediately recognized it and said that would be a great … Continue reading

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“My Work is Loving This World”

Dear Reader: With each poem I read by Mary Oliver I am becoming a more avid fan. Her works are so down to earth and provide simple inspiration without a lot of fanfare. It appeals greatly to me at this … Continue reading

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