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Everyday Magic: The Small Deeds of Ordinary Folk

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I’ve found.  It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.”~J.R.R. Tolkien Tolkien’s wise observation came to … Continue reading

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Compassion: Something We All Understand…and Need..and Deserve

Here’s the poster I made to carry in a local event to support the Women’s March today in Washington, D.C.  For compassion is a gift we all need from others and from ourselves at some point, hey, at many points … Continue reading

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30 Days Of Astonishment: Being Cooked For

“…cooking done with care is an act of love.”~Craig Claiborne Day 3 on astonishment: BEING COOKED FOR After an intense dance class, I dragged myself home in the dark: a drenched, and sore, dishrag.  It was almost too much to … Continue reading

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Astonished By Life

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~Mary Oliver, “Sometimes” A recent, difficult loss compounded by some run-of-the-mill frustrations had me wallowing a bit this evening. Then, Mary Oliver’s glorious and wise words came back … Continue reading

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Grace Is All Around Us

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Christmas Eve.  Blustery and bone-chilling at dusk, the weather was less than enticing as I  got ready for a top fave ritual: delivering some Christmas cookies we’d just baked to firefighters in a nearby city…

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Inviting Expansiveness: Santa Hat Chronicles

Tonight, you swing by a shop to pick up some last-minute ingredients for dinner.  You’ve been there many times before, and the man who waits on you now has been somewhere between civil and pleasant in the past.  It has … Continue reading

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Glittering Humanity: Santa Hat Chronicles

  Rainy. Cold. Grey. Monday morning, first thing. I run out of the drear and into a nearby pharmacy for some household supplies. From across the store, I hear someone shouting, “Hey, Santa!  Good morning, Santa!” and realize a tad … Continue reading

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