Archive for November, 2012


Thankful

I’m thankful for this beautiful planet.  I can’t fathom how it all works that I am a person with a soul… that I was born when I was born, into a loving family, during this magnificent age of communication and travel.  I love my life, and am blessed beyond measure. I’m thankful to have experienced […]

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Priceless Possessions

  Throughout my home I have precious heirlooms.  Precious to me, although to a guest dropping by, they might just appear to be trinkets I’ve found in antique shops and garage sales.  There are bowls and rolling pins from great-grandparents.  String holders, shaving mugs, quilts and ear clips.  I’m guessing you have treasures like this […]

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Politically Polite

Just days before our election, I watched “The Lady”, the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for democracy in Burma.  No!  Struggle is a pusilanimous word for this situation.  It’s the heartbreaking, misery-filled, incredibly intense tale of a nation longing for the kind of freedom I experience in America. While people are […]

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It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day!  I love America and I love our election process.  I always get very giddy with excitement at the thought of voting, and I also get a little choked up with emotion.  What a privilege! I’d like to share some happy memories of my favorite voting moments.  They took place on the other […]

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Balinese Carving

I have this beautiful carving.  It’s a woman in a headdress of flowers… and it’s fairly easy for me to close my eyes and smell that plumeria and the incense that always accompanied it. We take lots of pictures when we travel.  We eat brand new foods.  We don’t buy many trinkets.  But there was […]

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