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Navigation for the Insanity of the World

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“The hardest thing in life is letting go of what you thought was real.” —Ritu Ghatourey I wasn’t going to go to the short documentary screening of Assetto di Volo at the Italian Club last Thursday. I’d driven from one … Continue reading

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A Total Eclipse of the Heart

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“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” -John Lennon The Earth’s stage right now feels like, most days, a very bad Shakespearian … Continue reading

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Forgive

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“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” -Nelson Mandela This past week was my “Super Bowl.” I launched a book I didn’t think I’d ever write. Too much work. Too much reliving of the … Continue reading

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5 Seconds to Pulverizing Procrastination

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“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” —Abraham Lincoln I awoke one exceedingly cold winter morning not long ago and attempted to drag myself out of bed. In spite of my good intentions to jump up, … Continue reading

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Whose Life Are You Living?

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“All that we see or seems is but a dream within a dream.” -Edgar Allan Poe I was bombing down the main street in Bucerias on a Townie bicycle last month when I ran into a friend’s sister. I stopped … Continue reading

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Winter’s Coming—Let’s Get Hygge With It!

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“Cold nights, old friends, cozy under warm blankets, hot chocolate and big socks.” —Wanda St.Hilaire      One would think that a girl raised on the Saskatchewan prairies, a girl who was a school patrol in -40 temperatures, would take … Continue reading

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The World is Watching, America

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The world is watching. Like a black comedy, a country that considers itself a super … Continue reading

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The Price of Perfectionism

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“Perfection is the enemy of creativity.” —Bangambiki Habyarimana I have been graced with the wonderful gift of a wise woman showing up in my life (by introduction of another brilliant woman) to guide me through a low point and onward … Continue reading

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The Lost Art

Last night, a friend and I went to watch an outdoor performance by some surprisingly talented young singers. Minutes after a lone songstress began to play in the gazebo, a rain shower hit. I was impressed to see most of … Continue reading

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If You Were God, What Would You Do?

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“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” —Oscar Wilde I love Jim Carrey. I love his crazy faces and that he makes me laugh out loud. So watching again the combination of Jim Carrey and a script … Continue reading

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