I’m right … and you’re not

That’s right: There is no discussion; there is no equivocation. The door is closed; the conversation is over. I have holstered my pointing finger that wagged so definitively in your direction. I have recovered from my case of eye-rolling; there is no more exasperated and exaggerated sighing. I have stormed off in a fit of […]

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Kiss it to God

I’m not sure where I came upon this expression. It has become such an Adele-ism that I wonder if I made it up; but, more than likely, the truth is that the deeply resonant words became so absorbed and integrated into my psyche that  I felt ownership and pride. I felt like they were my […]

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I need to stop doing

Remember that phrase, “Physician, heal thy self.” I need that prescription – and in writing, please. And may I have a good six refills? I am in need of some serious recovery. Hi, I’m Adele, and I need to stop doing. There, I said it. It’s a little scary to put those words out there […]

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Thank you, God, for my fears

Do you know those moments when you are driving in the car and you find yourself knee-deep in reverie? These are moments when, out of nowhere, you find yourself long in thought; it’s as if you have made a U-turn into the underground waters of your psyche. Maybe it’s the constancy of the rhythmic motion […]

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Messages from the other side

Once upon a time, a woman, let’s call her Shirley, lost her husband to the ravages of cancer. It had been a long and arduous battle. Shirley was completely depleted on every level. After the funeral service, everyone returned to the house. The coffee pot was plugged in; neighbors brought in food. Shirley excused herself […]

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Happy World Penguin Day!

Penguins are loyal ones and they love, love, love their families and friends. They have clearly grasped the concept that it is all about relationships. We all need connections and relationships — be they family, friends, co-workers, four-leggeds, and the many faces of nature, to name a few.   Relationships of all varieties are key to our happiness […]

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Earth Day

Dear Ones, this  piece was written a number of years ago and since then, there have been so many more devastating global disasters that have wiped out whole islands and radiated thousands of miles. Fracking has become a word of common parlance. There have been monster snows, rains, and mudslides along with devastating droughts, ferocious fires, […]

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