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MRQRYZG

Usually the calendar has barely turned to the new month before I am bugging my editors to read my stuff because I can’t wait to share.  This month has been different because I have been turning an expression over and over in my mind and can’t seem to get clarity. I read it soon after entering a struggle in communicating with some important people in my life.   I read it on Twitter and do not know the author but her name is Lalah Delia.  “The right people hear you differently.”  It’s just a little quip and could probably mean many...

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Blame Game

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” Erica Jong He wasn’t comfortable where he was. But something held him back from being truly in touch with that reality. A wisp of a thing, yet she ruled from the background of his life. He didn’t stop and ask himself, what is this discomfort? Or, what am I feeling in this moment? Instead he looked outside to the world and asked it to heal his discomfort. When he looked outside he saw things. When he saw good things he just knew...

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Pretty is as pretty does

My next door neighbor wanted me to cut back some trees on my property last year, so she could see around the bend in the road.  It was a knarly copse of pine trees that I had never paid much attention to.  I told her I liked all the honeysuckle growing over there because it smelled good and looked prettier than those prickly trees.  She asked me if I knew that vine plants like that will eventually kill whatever it is they are growing all over.  So one weekend my son and I decided to tackle the mess.  We started...