A way to innocence…

She was born a decade after the Civil War. Her Irish parents emigrated in the 1850s. Because they chose Canada, they were not caught up in that terrible mess in the States, with one exception. Their farm sat at the end of the Underground Railway. Her father was a farmer and shopkeeper. At least, those …

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The List Grows…

Attempts to pull herself together are failing. “Can I help?” Usually, I say something like, “Are you okay?” Not sure why this time is different. “No,” she answers. I nod and smile, but as I turn to leave I’m stopped by her hand on mine. “Yes, please.” And then, it hits me. A mind-meld has …

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For what it’s worth, something’s happening here…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY We’re so easily swayed by our thoughts, eh? Okay, well, I am. I am swayed by my own thoughts. But then again, I’m right so what’s the problem? We’re immersed in a time of increasing contrasts. Much is made about our differences in opinions of late. Disparity increases with each passing day and as …

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It’s Okay to be Sad…

It’s been cold here the last few days reminding me winter is still with us. I don’t mind because the cold brings clear skies which means sunny days and starry nights. My spirits have lifted considerably, not because I was down in the dumps or anything, just that I was getting really tired of rain, …

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Different Walks… Literally.

I stifled my laughter. Laughing aloud would have been misinterpreted and I’d have been loath to let anyone think I was mocking him. It wasn’t the feeble, bent-over soul getting on the bus that I would have been laughing at though. I saw The Old Man, a character Tim Conway created when part of The …

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Not One Only…

Working with the “gut” takes practice. I’m not talking about - erm – movements - although they’re important, too - rather I’m talking about how the gut responds to triggers in my day. My gut has been talking to me in some surprising ways lately. I didn’t always pay attention, but I am now. There …

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