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Dear 2011,

I’ve been waiting for you. Wait, I’m being a little creepy aren’t I? I mean we just met and all and here I am heaping all these expectations on you–hoping, dreaming, believing, YEARNING for you to be THE ONE. You … Continue reading

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The Magic of Showing Up

If you take a look at my archives (don’t you do that on a regular basis?) you will note that there is a big drop off in my posting frequency starting in June. I mean 6 entries in August? 3 … Continue reading

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If Life is a Highway, it’s Time to Lower the Speed Limit.

It’s been a very strange few weeks. Kindergarten orientation one week, high school orientation the next, the end of school, grade 7 graduation, the solstice, Father’s Day, the 4 and 11/12ths year old became a five-year-old. The middle child had … Continue reading

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The Way of the Brochure — Journey’s End

WAHOOOOOOO!!!!! My brochure is finally triple proofed and that ain’t no drink although it should be because I’m drunk on the realization that that brochure which went through 18 drafts and that ain’t no drinking game is finally, after almost … Continue reading

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A Couple of Pieces of Happy

Well, my friends, it’s been another good week. My karmic wheel must be on an upswing because I even got a parking spot about 20 feet away from the beach this evening. I know! Woah! So, I have no major … Continue reading

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Bzzz. Smash! Bzzz. Ouch! Bzzz. Wap!

Do you ever have days where you feel like a bumblebee caught on one side of glass, banging yourself continuously in an effort to get through this invisible force field, when there’s a crack in the window just a foot … Continue reading

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Stages of Creativity

I found this on the internets and although it’s focus is photography, something I’ve never wanted or tried to be really good at, you could pretty much substitute any of the creative forms and it would be true: acting, writing, directing, … Continue reading

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In search of bravery ham

In which our dog decides that she cannot go up the same stairs that she went down. Find out what will override survival instincts in those of the canine persuasion. Continue reading

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The Muddiness of Mud

For Christmas 1978 I received a 1979 Calendar. It was The Dennis Lee and Frank Newfeld Alligator Pie Calendar with delightful drawings (by Frank Newfeld) and an accompanying poem for each month (by Dennis Lee). Most of these poems I can still recite … Continue reading

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Strip-Mining

Watch this video: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/66 (it’s 20 minutes long, but it’s truly brilliant). Then read this article: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=503829 (and if you think the situation is different in Canada, for the most part you would be wrong.) You may also perform these tasks in … Continue reading

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