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Posts made in December, 2013

Beat, Splay, Shove ~~~ A New Year’s Resolution

Beat, Splay, Shove ~~~ A New Year’s Resolution

I don’t know about you, but I was pretty nice to 2013. I went with the flow in January, a month as rude as the cold snap was long. I observed and unfolded as February flirted with the Oscars, and change. In breath; out expectation. Politely, I bowed to March, April, May. Grateful through summer, in the moment into fall. Through lay-offs and false starts, I was positively positive, aligned with...

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Linger, I do + 5 Lingerous Luxuries to Calm your Mind

Linger, I do + 5 Lingerous Luxuries to Calm your Mind

To Linger: It's not being in the moment, it's not taking a time out. To linger is to extend the thought or the action, like the follow-through with a bat, a golf club, or a punchline. Here was my November quandary: How to deal with the dots on iPhone Calender that make November and December look like Auntie Joan’s bingo card? (She always wins). The plan-and-execute thing has...

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Celebration, and the Meaning of #stuffYouCanBuy

Celebration, and the Meaning of #stuffYouCanBuy

The Meaning of Stuff Yesterday I had some time to waste while my daughter mastered front walkovers and back handsprings. I wandered around Home Depot and posted photos on Facebook, poking a little fun at #stupidStuffYouCanBuy, especially Christmas ‘stuff’. A pig of lights with a Santa vest, Santa-Yoda as a solar powered garden gnome – you know, anything to leverage the...

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