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Walking Through The Door

Last weekend was my first real trip since 2019. I packed a suitcase, held the mail, flew in an airplane, and stayed in a hotel. In March 2020, my youngest daughter met two friends online through a mutual friend here, the same month our country was shut down due to COVID. She has communicated with these… Continue reading Walking Through The Door

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Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Episode 48

If you’re new to my blog, welcome! Here is an explanation of the tater tot post. Madonna When I heard Madonna was going on tour again, it reminded me of how much my childhood best friend and I idolized her. I can't speak for her, but Madonna's music defined my teenage years.  A few weeks ago, the… Continue reading Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Episode 48

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What I Kept | February 2023

These are the things I kept on my phone in the month of February. Click here to read previous What I Kept posts. Support animal Bird butts "How many of you have a place to take your grief?" From this book. Support human Go. Find. Less. From this book This song is… Continue reading What I Kept | February 2023

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The word gratitude comes from the Latin root gratus, meaning “pleasing; welcome; agreeable.” Gratus is also the root of related terms such as grace, gratuity and gratis, all signifying positive moods, actions and ideas. This is because of its Proto-Indo-European root, gwere, meaning “to praise, to celebrate; to be in contact with the Divine.” In other words, being grateful is equivalent to feeling the presence… Continue reading Gratus

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Things I Want to Remember | Part Ten

I don’t want to forget these random thoughts that have been floating around in my head, so I’ve written them down in the notes section of my iPhone. I’m sharing them with you because I suspect they may be something that you can relate to as well. Or not. If you’re here for the first… Continue reading Things I Want to Remember | Part Ten

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My Favorite Documentaries

Most of you know how much I like a good documentary. In fact, I would say it is my favorite type of movie. I appreciate learning about others, I enjoy "connecting" with real people, and I prefer watching movies that educate me about human beings and their experiences. I don't think I'm alone in feeling… Continue reading My Favorite Documentaries