Category Archives: life

“Game of Life”

One of the oldest American board games is the “Game of Life.” Players spin a wheel on the board and travel along charted roads in small plastic automobiles according to the number on which the spin stops. Each car has … Continue reading

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In the Flow of Life

There was a time when I did not give money to peddlers and beggars and people on the street. It’s not that I was not generous. I was and I am. It’s just that I didn’t trust that the money … Continue reading

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Tug at my Heartstrings

This past month has been one where things on my mind truly hit my heart with a new depth of understanding.  I feel the pull on my heartstrings, a tug-of-war between letting go and holding on, which is familiar to … Continue reading

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Not As Planned

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  Victor Frankl I woke up this morning to the intermittent sound of a chirp. It wasn’t unusual. I often hear a chirp or a … Continue reading

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Transitional Time

To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wildflower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.  William Blake (Auguries of Innocence) January is my birth month, and as … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs

The streets are hung with lights, the stores are decorated with red and green, tinsel and sparkle are everywhere, and Christmas dominates the airwaves with songs about the spirit of the season and the glories of gifts. We fast-forward our … Continue reading

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Family, A Heritage of Stories

There is no substitute for family. Family is those with whom I grew up and created a bond from my beginning years. Family is those whom I talk to or reminisce about in my adult years. It is those whom … Continue reading

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