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Yearly Blog Archives: 2014

A man named Sam whom I never met …

06-24-2014

A man named Sam passed away this week. I didn’t know him, had never met him. But his daughter, Sue Ann, is a friend of mine. And she wrote a beautiful tribute to him on her blog. Through her celebration of him, I got to meet him and I fell in love with his warm and generous spirit. I fell...

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Wanting to be that girl.

05-27-2014

I’m not a musical person. I mean I like music. But musical talent —playing instruments or singing— doesn’t come naturally to me. Until last fall, I’d never even picked up a stringed instrument and tried to strum it. But when a pink ukulele magically came into my life, I really want...

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What’s Essential?

05-03-2014

Earlier this week my sister mentioned a book she was reading called "Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less." At the time, I didn't think twice about it, but this morning the book popped into my mind and I zoomed over to the Amazon website to check it out. There is an audio...

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Tell me why you love your mom!

04-22-2014

I was just writing a note to my mom to tell her how awesome she is and how much I appreciate her unique brand of humor, which she is able to access even in hard times. While I was addressing the envelope, ZING!, an idea dropped in my head. Wouldn't it be fun to hear some of the things that pe...

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On Finding Creativity in Tiny Spaces

04-11-2014

So often we think of creativity as an ends to a means. We use our creativity so that we can write that story, paint a picture, make a piece of jewelry, or create some other end product. But as someone who is profoundly interested in moment to moment life experiences, I see creativity as its ow...

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Why I’m glad the car battery died this morning.

03-06-2014

The car battery died this morning and it makes me smile. After dropping my son off at school, I pulled over for an hour-long phone meeting. When I tried to start the car, it wouldn't start. I immediately blamed myself, thinking I must have left the lights on or a car door open or something ...

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Three Low-Cost, All-Love Last-Minute Gifts

02-14-2014

Hi! Sending you love on Valentine's Day. {I'm also sending a few tried & true last minute gift ideas that you can whip up quickly.} Oh, and — a lil reminder ... Do you know someone who is alone, lonely, or grieving today? Can you take 20 minutes to send them off a Love List...

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Valentine’s doesn’t have be Hallmark-y.

02-13-2014

Hey there. Happy Valentine's Day. I just wanted to take a moment to remind you that while chocolates and roses are perfectly lovely, there are a lot more varieties of love than just the flowery-n-sweet kinds. Let this day be an expression of your own style of love. Let it be the way you fee...

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Will you help me pay tribute to someone wonderful?

01-31-2014

Last week a very dear and beloved member of our family passed away — my son’s paternal grandpa, Norm. Or, as we affectionately called him —Grandpa Bebop (as a nod to his love of jazz).   Here’s who Norm was. Norm was someone who traveled to San Francisco every year ...

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What you say is what you are.

01-07-2014

I just got a voice note from my friend, Laurie. It contained a secret to the universe: "What we say is what is real." I'd left a voice note for her earlier telling her that I was watching the tricks my squirrel mind was playing on me. How it was trying to tell me that January is a...

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