Complicated Contradictions

“Every mind is a clutter of memories, images, inventions and age-old repetitions. It can be a ghetto, too, if a ghetto is a sealed-off, confined place. Or a sanctuary, where one is free to dream and think whatever one wants. For most of us it’s both – and a lot more complicated.” Margo Jefferson  …

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The Work of My Hands

“The real enemies of our life are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs’. They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future.  But real life takes place in the here and now”  – Henri Nouwen   I wanted to put in a garden this year.  I had hoped for a greenhouse. …

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And now…today

What’s happening around here today… Using the above quote as a mantra for today – a new week and a new day.  Trying not to worry so much about what I haven’t gotten done and what I’ve screwed up and all the projects I’ve been avoiding. Today is a day to start anew and set…

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Then, Now & Maybe

Or yesterday, today and tomorrow. Different words, but same sentiment. Almost. Perhaps a nuance of difference. As a world, we spend a lot of time arguing about terminology, meaning, and other rhetoric. And (in my opinion) not enough thought or discussion about intent, but all this is a rabbit trail off topic… Much like my…

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The Practice of Gratitude

I have a good life. It’s not perfect (but neither am I). Sometimes I forget to remember the good things…and I focus on what’s not going the way I want. I can have unreasonable expectations. Which is not to say that there are not sometimes reasons to be unhappy and dissatisfied. But I want to…

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here i am

That quiet voice has been an important part of my life lately. It has been a constant when other, louder voices in my head have kept up a continual chant of negativity. Every day, I have thought about sitting down and writing here. I had planned to. I just didn’t. And then it got harder…

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