Category Archives: Dreams/Goals

A New Year in The Middle Ages


I resolve, within the hours remaining before the big hand and the little hand are both on the twelve, to (1) be soberly considering a theme for the New Year (2) be engrossed in some sort of activity that appears … Continue reading

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the edge of something greater


He asked me if i was taking pictures of the backpack trail… “Yes,” i said, scanning the map. He studied something inside the posting board…where maps, rules and regulations, and various other government printed fodder suffocated, unable to breathe the … Continue reading

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the long road ahead


  no one said it would be easy. no one was there to give a “now you’re going to set the world on fire.” and no one mentioned the faith needed to persevere and age like fine wine. that was … Continue reading

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i confess…i find inspiration from some of you on wordpress…some of you i have never met. some time ago i stumbled across another fine-looking lass blogging about her never-ending bucket list. As a former student of the pail, i do … Continue reading

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Ten Things To Pray For In The Year 2014: # 5 Focus


Hang around me long enough and you’ll hear me talk about “focus.” Not only have people told me that, I recognize it is true. It is so important to me because I know from the Word of God and from … Continue reading

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A Not-so-lovely living room…


i don’t live in a house like this, but it sure feels like it… a broken ventilation system…a crazy maintenance guy who rigged my doorbell to ring randomly…and now finding black mold in the apartment I was moving to….this place … Continue reading

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i come to the garden alone


i have a vision of life, into mid summer, stooping to hoe around a row of cucumbers or leeks…the sandy-brown soil warm and tender on my feet, planted in a garden in the backyard of a little home. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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the society for the prevention of hostility toward unabridged dictionaries


where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time a passin where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time ago where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone gone to dumpsters every one when will they ever learn? when will … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Place


After reading a recent post online, I thought of this place…one of the most peaceful places I can remember…well, with the caveat that it was also in bear country, near wild huckleberries, a treat for bears. But I did not … Continue reading

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Meeting my favorite artist


I didn’t have it on my “bucket list.” I had no idea he would be there. But when I walked into the art gallery this evening, my favorite living artist stood near my favorite painting in the whole wide world. … Continue reading

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