Category Archives: inspiration

The meaning of memorial

Technically speaking, the word memorial means a record or a memoir. It also indicates something commemorative or that preserves a memory. For us, this weekend is specific to those who have served our country and who perished while doing so. … Continue reading

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positive influences

By the way, in response to my previous blog post two folks called and chatted with me. It meant a great deal. I know many of us older, cranky people talk about how much better it was in the olden … Continue reading

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The Alone Girl travels

Most anything was worth it, the Alone Girl thought as she gazed out at the meadow. The grass had a hay-like smell and the world was clean and heavy with dew. In the near distance, the apparition of a lake … Continue reading

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When is enough, enough?

It is said one must confront one’s fears in order to conquer them. I guess I’ve always assumed the same is true for people and events that have hurt me in life. I’m finding that immersion is not always the … Continue reading

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Goosebumps? Is it Romance? Or romance?

You may have noticed the word ‘romance’ twice in today’s title. One version is capitalized and the other isn’t. That was done purposely and either is correct. The meanings differ a bit and such is the distinction. Most of us … Continue reading

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On the other side is both sides?

“We chased our pleasures hereDug our treasures thereBut can you still recallThe time we cried? Break on through to the other sideBreak on through to the other side” “Break on Through” by The Doors and Jim Morrison It’s often interesting … Continue reading

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Visiting old memories…

The location of my current home is ironic to me. As a kid, I moved from a neighborhood that had a handful of kids around to one that had just one other family with a kid my age. I liked … Continue reading

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A future path?

I do love the outdoors but have not been able to enjoy it as I once did. As a kid, I walked country roads in the Mount Mansfield area of Vermont, hiked numerous trails, and was one of the many … Continue reading

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And so, it ends…

This year has been a challenge, to say the least.  Our pandemic-driven lives have changed immensely, if one still believes in limited contact, social distancing, etc.  I do and avoid going out to many places.  I make certain I’m masked … Continue reading

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Outside of the box works!

Life during a pandemic is challenging. While happy that I’m retired and was able to skip whatever the teachers have had to go through, I’ve felt a great sense of loss for the nation’s students. And I’ve watched as school … Continue reading

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