cell phone charger abundance

April 19, 2011
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          Have you ever been given the gift of time? Has someone put an hour into your pocket? That’s exactly what happened to me when I was recently in Denver on a trip to both scout colleges and participate in a school competition.           My cell phone battery was running low. So I dug into […]

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traveling west

November 15, 2010
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          I feel like a cattail that’s gone to seed and my altared space today is where I’m planting myself. Have you ever felt you’re reseeding yourself? Like you’re not so much becoming someone altogether new, but really and truly growing into yourself? That’s how I feel these days. And it sounds a little corny […]

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the perfect protest

November 11, 2010
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          Today my altared space is joining the ranks of people giving up the quest for perfection. I first saw Terri Hatcher on Oprah where she was talking about the dual roles in her life: the image of stardom and the plain life of motherhood. She opened a discussion about what does it mean to strive […]

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slow is the only fast

July 1, 2010
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       Today my altared space is about mowing lawns and thinning terrorists. It’s tempting to do both jobs fast to get them over with, but they just grow back, sometimes stronger.        Last summer my son was 12 years old. He wanted a job but he didn’t want to work. I know this feeling well. […]

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baseball, rain-delays and relaxation

June 17, 2010
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       Today rain-delays at the baseball park are my altared space. Baseball is a place I’ve learned to have fun as a grown up. I’ve surrendered control, basked in the afternoon, and lolled away evening after evening.        My little family drove 4 hours to go to the Rockies game with my husband’s big family. […]

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