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A post directly from Bethany’s “irrelevant, senatorial level of consciousness”

Ever read a sentence that just stopped you in your tracks? Made you realize that those couple of dozen words perfectly encapsulated an unnamed thought that had been buzzing around your head? The sense of relief can be palpable. Because … Continue reading

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Priorities and active listening

It might be a bit early for resolutions. Given how this year has gone though … maybe I should start now. But why am I thinking about resolutions in November? Well, it’s something I read this weekend. I’ve been mulling over its importance. Worrying it, like a dog … Continue reading

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The fear of over-sharing … or The Worst Excuse for Writer’s Block

A recent series of back-and-forth emails trying to straighten out my piddly paycheck at that other place I write for (woo-hoo! it actually pays me, albeit mostly in peanuts…), has forced me to acknowledge my extreme slacker-tude in this 2011 goal … Continue reading

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Superstition and the runner

The first race of 2011 is in the books, and two days later … I’m still wondering how I survived. Let me back up a couple of months.  January.  January in Minnesota.  In case you don’t live here, I’ll put … Continue reading

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A big blog post about taking big risks

I get the Post-A-Day prompts that WordPress kindly provides.   Sometimes, I’ll even use one and write something, like this post on hope, … because it’s not every day that I live through something just ridiculous enough to write about.   But more … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on pride, pretty men, and pain

They say that pride goeth before the fall…  But I tend to think that in my case, it’s always the pretty man who pushes me over the edge.  I know this.  But being a girl, I am a sucker for pretty … Continue reading

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The art of writing a nice note (or things I learned from my mother)

In honor of International Women’s Day, it seems best that I write about one of the women in my life – my mother. We tease, in that self-deprecating way, that perhaps all of my bad habits, or at the very … Continue reading

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I don’t hate Valentine’s Day

You host an Anti-Valentine’s Day party a few years in a row; you start to get a reputation. *sigh* I don’t actually hate Valentine’s Day. I hate particular elements that threaten to completely choke out the viable elements I do … Continue reading

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A book … and a moderately deep thought

[Originally a “note” on the Book of Face, this post was first written on November 19th, 2009 .  Blame it on the weekly wander last night through Target (where Valentine’s Day appears to be on steroids), I’ve had too much time lately to think about … Continue reading

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The ghostly hazards of validating life choices

 Have you ever felt a bit like a ghost in your life? It’s a disconcerting reaction, and can leave you feeling a bit hollow on the inside. I recently spent the day in the town of my first truly … Continue reading

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