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Storytelling and Compassion

One of the many wonderful things about books is that they give us a safe space in which to encounter difficult and frightening thoughts. The structure of a book, with its perceptive narrative voice and its promise of an ending, guarantees us at least one of the four great anti-anxieties: meaning, wisdom, truth and resolution. 1,503 more words



Huzzah, it’s my birthday! The perfect occasion on which to get all introspective.  Or at least more so than other days.

I must say, I’m excited to turn 32.  1,327 more words



I didn’t know why. And I don’t want to know. Or I think I know, but this isn’t what I wanted. You shouldn’t.

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Gazing Upwards

White cotton ball clouds

moving like ships under sail

across sea-blue skies

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You Missed My Graduation Day.

Three years ago, I told myself I wasn’t going to walk at graduation.

I didn’t want to buy the polyester gown, I didn’t want to walk across a stage, and I didn’t want to be in an auditorium full of people cheering on their graduate. 403 more words


It's all in my head

Wann immer ich

aufwache in der Nacht

fange ich an, Haiku zu komponieren.

Perhaps it would be

better if I prayed instead

It might save my soul.

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Tucows I quilt

This is charity quilt #4. The sunflower quilters had several yards of this material, so being from WI I grabbed it. The back is exactly the same and I have another identical one. 217 more words

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