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Play Nice

Compassion can be hard. On Monday of last week, I found out about a project that I needed to be a part of on the following Sunday. This was the first I heard of it. My  instinct was one of the ruffled... Continue Reading →


Have You Tried Turning it Off & On Again?

There's a funny British show I watched a few years ago called The IT Crowd. It's  about the underappreciated IT Department of a large business. Every time someone called with a computer problem, the technician would say, "Have you tried... Continue Reading →

My Northern Exposure of the Twin Peaks

My first question was, how did I miss this show when it first came out?  Let's see, I had a one year old, I was pregnant with my second child, and I was working about 50 hours a week at a... Continue Reading →

My Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

True story. When I was a child, I was sure two things would occur when I grew up. The first made me sad. I thought Frank Sinatra would sing all the great songs before I became the world's greatest singer and I would have... Continue Reading →

Third Time’s a Charm

  Sometimes I get busy and this time it lasted for years.  Okay, that's not entirely true.  I'm not good at prioritizing.  I can sit here and tell you all the reasons I quit blogging but it wouldn't be entirely... Continue Reading →

Err on the Side of Compassion

I have a blessed life.  Although I live in a place that can go from sun tanning weather on Saturday to snow on Monday, I'm not going to complain.  I have a beautiful fire with plenty of wood to burn. ... Continue Reading →

The Year of Second Tries

This year I decided to give a little extra thought to my resolutions.  I had help with this by way of a book I read.  The book, by Karen Armstrong, is called, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.  (I warned you, this year... Continue Reading →

Are We There Yet?

No.  The answer is no, we are not in Austin, Texas yet.  After nine hours of slow going on icy roads we finally gave up in Brownwood. The temperature this morning  was a startling 7 degrees as we reloaded my daughter's electronics in our... Continue Reading →

Post Toasties

Today's post is suppose to be coming to you from a hotel room in Austin, Texas, but Mother Nature changed my plans. Instead, I'm in front of a warm fire in my very own den.  This is usually one of my favorite places to be, but, tonight, outside, a large... Continue Reading →

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