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Crystal ball…

Do you know who has the ability to imagine the future? Landscapers! Landscapers select and place young, immature plants and trees with an eye towards the time to come. They imagine a distant day where, if Mother Nature cooperates, a … Continue reading

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“About” revisited…

This particular story begins four years ago while I was attending a conference in San Diego. I was sitting in a small breakout session, and despite the fact that there were over 5,000 people in attendance at the conference, I … Continue reading

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Chain link fence, part 2

There are all types of fences. There are the ones that exist in the physical world, the ones that act as barriers to keep us away. (See Chain link fence, part 1.)  And then there are the invisible ones, the … Continue reading

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A year of answers…

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston Live as if you are going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you are going to live forever.    ~ Gandhi Two thousand sixteen was definitely a … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur…

“We’re all broken. That’s how the light gets in.” – Ernest Hemingway Yom Kippur just ended and I’ve now been to temple four times in the last 11 days. This is a lot for me and not at all representative … Continue reading

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Tears…

I know this probably sounds ridiculous but I want to have a “good” cry and I just can’t. I mean it; it has been years. I feel like I used to be able to cry at the drop of a … Continue reading

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Tattoo*…

At last! I’ve been wanting a tattoo for a really long time but have been at a loss as to what I want permanently inked on my body. (Maybe I have this whole thing backwards; maybe my desire for a … Continue reading

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For real this time…

I recently had a poignant conversation with my 31-year-old daughter about weight. J. has been thin her whole life as she luckily takes after her dad’s side of the family. During our talk she mentioned that she has been slowly … Continue reading

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Big girl boots…

Yesterday I decided to put on my big girl boots and go on a quest. Here’s what happened… The other day I reread my astrological chart which said “you require strenuous situations in order to grow and mature properly, even … Continue reading

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Deep listening…

You know how people say that, deep down, you already know the answer when grappling with a difficult decision? I wish there was a Part B to this piece of collective wisdom because while I want to hear my inner … Continue reading

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