Lonely in a Crowd

“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert …” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince There was a beautiful wooded area behind my house when I was a little girl.  Beyond the woods was a […]

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Taking an Inventory

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.” ― Marcus Aurelius, The Emperor’s Handbook “Why, Mr. Magruder?  Why do we have to count all the towels?”  Every January, just before the white sale […]

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A New View

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” ― John le Carré   While I was eating lunch with friends recently, my young friend Caroline left us to take a nap while her mother enjoyed a visit with the adults.  Caroline poked her head back out the bedroom door and said, “I […]

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Just Like That…

Speechless.  Just like that.  Life ended.  It had barely begun.  A 13 year-old girl, sleeping in her grandmother’s house, with a single bullet through her head.  Her sleep would turn from gentle slumbers to a nightmare.  Did her spirit leave her body, leave her feeling no pain?  The yard outside riddled with shell casings, my […]

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Finding Freedom in Your Choices

“Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Choosing roads has not come without pain for me.  When I was […]

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Cooking with Attitude

“Proper attitudes are as important as the quality of food and cooking techniques.” Healing with Whole Foods   It’s been more than six years since I made major changes in my eating choices.  Each year since those initial changes of dropping sugar and flour from my diet, I have made adjustments at meal and snacktime, […]

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