Tag Archives: courage

Happy New Year

May your glass always be at least half full. May it be filled with nourishment when you are thirsty, something refreshing when you are hot, something warming when you are cold. May you give what you don’t need to another. … Continue reading

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What Was It All About – 2016 Review

Michelle W. from the Daily Post challenges us to do a creative review of our best posts for 2016: “Can you pull all the strands of your 2016 together before diving into the new year?” My Beauty Along the Road … Continue reading

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Big Magic and the Creative Urge

When I was about half way through reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, I realized that I wanted to remember the important parts of this book. The book called out to me: Pay close attention! So I started at the beginning … Continue reading

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The Spice of Life

I love spices – part of the allure of travel includes exploring another country’s cuisine with its different spices. For my own cooking, I use lots of home-grown herbs and spices: onions and garlic in baskets, dried basil, tarragon, sage, … Continue reading

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Sunday Stills: Cold as Ice

Here is the poem again, if you cannot read it on a small screen: Bare Bones Frozen night slides into hazy blues. Trees and grasses holding in standing firm. Stiff outer armor Soft dreaming inward Waiting knowing waiting Bare bones … Continue reading

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