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Competing Priorities

Not every window of opportunity is worth flying through! Often when the world seems right for you to press forward with your dreams, enticing winds of change swirl and snap open windows of possibility. Creative feathers have grown into wings … Continue reading

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Gardening and my Incorrigible Soul

Incorrigible: .    Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults. .    Difficult or impossible to control or manage: an incorrigible, spoiled child. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition http://www.wordnik.com/words/incorrigible Have you ever felt like your soul was incorrigible? I have. … Continue reading

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“If” by Rudyard Kipling: A Guide for Living and Relating

When my son approached manhood, I gave him Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If.” No other poem seemed to say all that my mother’s heart felt needed saying in order to prepare him for success in life: If you can keep your … Continue reading

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Surrender

Money vanishes on wings of circumstance—not as a homing pigeon returning to roost… but like a wild hawk breaking free of the tether. And yet, we mortals breathe in cultural winds that promise swift returns and scurry to fill the … Continue reading

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The Great Seduction

I vividly remember the time when a man with a kind face reached across the table, placed his hand upon mine, looked into my eyes, and whispered, “I never thought you would be so beautiful.” I melted like soft butter … Continue reading

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Life’s Loose Ends

I don’t know about you, but I like to tie up loose ends. The sense that a situation or project has a fitting conclusion makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The room remodeled or the relationship restored has … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Talents

“You know,” my mother’s kindly eyes sparkled as she spoke, “When I was in real estate school, I learned that you need to take down your personal photos when trying to sell your home.”      “Really,” I hummed while studying her face, … Continue reading

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