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The World in which We Live

The Rarity and Value of Diamonds…

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~Confucius

I am having a hard time writing this, an exceptionally hard time.  At first, I couldn’t think of a thing to say, “Yes, me..” Go ahead and laugh but it does happen on occasion.  I guess it is because I feel particularly prone to criticism at the moment or rather..the barbs of criticism.   Let’s face it, I know that there are people reading this who do not wish me well.  They have a smirk on their face wondering what “faux pas” of honesty or vulnerability that I might impart that will cause them to roll their eyes and dismiss me.  However, I refuse to be defined by other people.

 

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Change is Inevitable

think perhaps the most frightening aspect of life is also the most given–change. I’m a traditionalist. I like things nice and cozy…easy. It’s what keeps me going to the same grocery stores, the same vacation destinations, the same gas stations..you … Continue reading

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How We Rely on God or the “God is Good when Life is Good” Syndrome

had a conversation recently with a dear friend in which we discussed the many twists and turns of life from relationships, to family, to even success. She made the observation that if God kept our lives on the “straight and … Continue reading

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Dear Lady At the Coffee Shop…

I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation about the guy who you like..who you think likes you although he has never said it but you are pretty sure exchanging daily emails proves it although he has never asked you out … Continue reading

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Social Media Networking..How Slippery is The Slope?

acebook, Twitter and of course, Four Square are revolutionizing the way that we shop, go out to eat, even travel. With a press of a button, you can inform all 300+ of your “friends” exactly where you are, who you … Continue reading

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Dear Sleestack…or Why You Should Mind Your Manners on the Internet

STOP!  WAIT!  Before you read THIS post–click HERE to read and comment on My Favorite Things Give-Away.  PS Because I am so sweet-if you comment on the current post, you get your name in the drawing as well.   ear … Continue reading

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Divorce is Scary

There.  I said it.  Are we all happy now?  Divorce.  Divorce. Divorce.   Everyone in my inner circle knows how much I hate that word.  It’s harsh, ugly and the antithesis of everything that I’ve tried to achieve in my … Continue reading

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When I Was A Little Girl…

all of eight years old to be exact, I wrote a poem to be entered into my PTA’s Cultural Arts Contest. I won First Place. My parents were so proud of my accomplishment that they paid for the poem to … Continue reading

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Childhood Should Be Magical

As starry-eyed and optimistic as this sounds–I believe this with all my heart. It’s the reason that I want to be home when my children walk home from school. It’s the reason that my children at 9, 7, and 4 … Continue reading

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Drink, Write, Run

Tomorrow, I leave for four days in beautiful San Luis Obispo to attend the Central Coast Writer’s Conference with Nathan Bransford whom I have a stalkerish school-girl crush on. No worries, Nathan, I know you’re married and have that dumb … Continue reading

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