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expectations almost ripped away the joy of my vacation

November 27, 2016
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Expectations are joy killers. It’s so much better to have no idea what will happen and let a situation unfold. But I suck at that. I expect at every turn. It is my birthday. Joy leaks out of me like a balloon with a pinhole and I’m frantically searching for a piece of duct tape […]

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how to love more and love better: lessons from my dog

February 25, 2014
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My dog, Ode Yedder, is sitting beside me, where I frequently can find her. She follows me down the hallway when I’m going to fetch the laundry to take it to the other side of the house. Is it because she wonders if I’m getting ready for a walk? Or does she simply long for […]

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building a cairn of one’s own

September 22, 2010
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          Today my altared space is this cairn I built. It’s to help me find my way back. We were visiting relatives for a trip to the state fair and I took an early morning walk. Since I can get lost trying to find my front door I paused as I came to a crossroads. […]

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