Category Archives: Life stories

No Judgement: A tribute to my gym and beyond

There’s a big sign on the main wall of my gym that reminds everyone of one of its main principles, aka core values: No Judgement. [Yes, in the U.S. that would be spelled Judgment!] Clearly, the message is that we … Continue reading

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Looking at aging with the glass half full

“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands …” If everyone were to sing this well-known ditty, which age groups would clap the loudest? 1-5 year olds? 10-20 year olds? 40-50 year olds? 70-80 year olds? If you … Continue reading

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Planning the biggest party of your life, even if you can’t be there

Life provides many opportunities for parties, right? Birthday parties when you’re little. Birthday parties for your kids – one of the most stressful aspects of parenting imaginable in my books. We won’t count all those teen parties that your parents … Continue reading

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Rivers, floods, and climate change

It’s spring. Sometimes known in northern reaches such as ours as mud season. To be clear, spring in these parts usually starts several weeks after March 21, after the winter’s snow has really left. And, if you live near a … Continue reading

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Cats and dogs, love and humility

While cleaning out 20+ years of files in his home office this week, my husband unearthed several treasures, including God’s reason for creating cats. How can that not be worth sharing?! In trying to find the proper attribution I discovered … Continue reading

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50 women who have inspired me? Let’s try 20.

The other day I came across a blog called Some Kind of 50. To be more precise, I came across the most recent post in this blog, entitled ‘50 Women Who Have Inspired me’. I was instantly intrigued by the challenge … Continue reading

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A virtual tour of snow, lots of beautiful snow

There have been a number of blog posts lately lamenting unusual weather patterns.  A blogger in the UK posted a spectacular field of snow drops, but voiced concern that, though stunning, they are blooming too early because of very warm spring … Continue reading

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