Category Archives: Finding Normal

The Magic Drive In

Our daughter just turned 21 a bit ago. Seems like yesterday, but so does the day she was born…. She wanted a party. Okay. Unlike my birthdays as a kid, we have always strived to make our kids’ birthdays noteworthy. … Continue reading

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What to do? What to DO?

I have had an amazing and hectic week.  But a good one, nonetheless. I am still riding the high of a writer’s retreat I had the privilege of attending at the end of last month. THANK YOU, LAURA!   For … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect Sometimes Takes Time…

I have been thinking a lot about ripples and butterflies. This is an odd thing to ponder since I now have to drive at least an hour to see significant amounts of water. It doesn’t include the little creek that … Continue reading

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Perspectives

Strange dear, but true dear, when I’m close to you dear, the stars fill the sky.  So in love, so in love with you am I…..  Cole Porter.. I am, in my mind, drafting thank you letters to friends with … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Recovering Horse Nut…

I can admit it now. I was one of “those girls”. I was born with the horse crazy gene.  We can’t help it.  It’s some kind of genetic anomaly.  It is NOT, by the way, a good genetic anomaly to … Continue reading

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A Very Strange Calling…

A talent was originally a form of currency in the time of Christ.  It has, of course come to mean a special gift or proclivity.  I have a pretty strange one that manifests itself as needed and only when needed. … Continue reading

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Golden Moments

Has anyone else out there experienced a moment (or moments if they are truly blessed) that is so perfect that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?  I am blessed to say that I can carry … Continue reading

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Finding the Pony

There are two kinds of people in this world: optimists and pessimists.  They sit on opposite sides of the table of life trying to convince one another who has the proper take on “reality”. Though most people delineate between the … Continue reading

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Heavenly Peace

Christmases in my childhood were pretty much non events. Yes,  I got the toys I wanted and never received a lump of coal. Though it should be said that one or two lumps were probably merited. I realize that I … Continue reading

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Perspectives

I am sitting in my office on the occasion of my 53rd birthday; still puzzled by who put that monster number beside my curriculum vitae.   This, especially so after the occasion of our recent high school reunion where we … Continue reading

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