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June 5, 2017

A Curious Find In An Unexpected Place

A Curious Find In An Unexpected Place

  Though we now live in the mountains we don’t get out much. That is, we haven’t done much in the actual mountains since moving here as winter came and had a hard time leaving. It was a fine winter as winters go, but it didn’t do much for my longing to walk on a […]

May 11, 2017

When I Am Me

When I Am Me

  Perhaps the only thing better than heading out is heading home. Born an adventurer, heading out is in my veins. Born to be a mom, heading home is a dream. One that sometimes comes true. Those who know a bit of my story know I began to love Ireland, the UK and Europe early […]

April 10, 2017

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Ah, those colorful doors of Ireland! Whether you’ve been to the fair island or not you’ve seen them in photos, door after cheery door painted bright blue, red, yellow or green. On a fine soft day, a day of lashing rain or in the clear, bright sunshine, these doors evoke a smile. Inviting, yes. Whimsical, […]

March 14, 2017

It’s The Little Things That Count

It's The Little Things That Count

  It isn’t the chair in the living room we tend to trip over. It’s the pair of slippers randomly kicked off and left where we didn’t expect. And in so much of life it isn’t the big things that trip us up, it is the little things that count. How many times we only have […]

February 28, 2017

Measuring Up

Measuring Up

I won! The competition was intense and having traveled a long way, I knew focus and concentration were required despite my travel fatigue. Looking around the room I took quick stock of those who had gathered and realized the odds were stacked against me as I was one of the oldest in the room This […]

January 10, 2017

(Of)Fences Are Coming Down!

(Of)Fences Are Coming Down!

  One out of 50. I just read Florida is the only United State that did not have snow or ice on the ground this past weekend. However, Florida did have colder than normal temps. Colorado winter isn’t as hard to take now that California is snow covered and stormy, too. I don’t sound offended […]

December 31, 2016

Finding Hidden Hope

Finding Hidden Hope

  Happy, Flourishing New Year of 2017! Once again we are at that fullness of time moment when one year transitions into the next. When dreams are set free to be freshly dreamed and such a measure of courage overtakes us we resolutely set big goals for ourselves. A time of new beginnings and fresh […]

December 5, 2016

Got A Moment?

Got A Moment?

Get one! Just one moment, that’s all it takes. Ok, but how long is a moment? Depends, doesn’t it? When I tell a toddler asking for a snack, ‘just a moment’, it can mean seconds or minutes. (But not longer as a child’s persistence won’t allow for delay!) When said to a border guard as […]

November 4, 2016

Finding Home

Finding Home

Ahh, now THIS I know. The maple on main street that always shows off its fiery red brilliance in October. The stone house-turned-country store where one can always find a gift that is just right. A hug around a neck I’ve hugged one hundred times in the past and will never grow tired of hugging. […]

October 17, 2016

Breathe!

Breathe!

‘Catch a wave and you’re sittin’ on top of the world!’ This one line from a Beach Boys song rolled over and over in my mind for weeks on end. It is not a bad tune, all things considered, but weeks on end is a bit much. It had to do with our now living […]

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