Category Archives: Personal

Firenze to Rieti-before the trek

Today I made the resolution not to despair if I could not figure out the blogging issue on this trip. But that doesn’t mean I will stop trying! Today, Annie and I travel from Firenze to Rieti. If we were … Continue reading

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Enter into Adventure

This is a test. This is only a test. I’m kidding. This is not so much a test as an experiment. And here it is: I’m going on an adventure. To Italy! I leave tomorrow! And I’ve bought a nifty … Continue reading

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Chaos Boxed

Sometimes my world seems so out of control and out of focus I don’t know what to do with myself. Last year too many big shifting events that carried loss for me happened too close together. As a friend explained … Continue reading

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Open My Heart

Well, I never imagined I’d be the kind of blogger who posts twice a week (or even twice a month), but as my French maman would say, “Il n’faut pas exagérer quand même!” Translation: “Even so, one mustn’t exaggerate!” When … Continue reading

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A Salute to Being Vulnerable

  A great mentor in my life said, “Run yourself up a flagpole and see who salutes.”   That’s energy and power, huh? I need to be who I am and not worry about pleasing others so much. And it … Continue reading

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The Pen!

Rebecca is a young cousin of mine whose mother (so young herself!) battled with cancer for several years and finally died this spring. Her dad shared this poem of Rebecca’s as part of his own grieving process and they both … Continue reading

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Where’s that Time to Write?

A Question of Priorities In January I read a great post called “The Truth About Finding Time to Write” where Jennifer Blanchard has several practical links about time management. She also makes an excellent point: time is not an elusive … Continue reading

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Pretending

I’m in a play. It’s been two years since I’ve been on stage and way longer than that since I’ve had a part that’s demanded I be real. So this is a challenge for me. A big fat pretending challenge. … Continue reading

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Using Art to Create Story

One of the things I love about being a Mom is how you do things for your kid and then discover it’s really been for you all along. Like art class. My daughter was a little shy, so I agreed … Continue reading

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