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The Fine Art of Embracing

Our nest is now empty. I know in an earlier blog I wrote about not calling it empty. I wrote bravely about calling it a wider nest that stretches practically all over Texas. But, right now, I'd like to retract that thought because the reality is, it is empty here. We have three empty bedrooms...all… Continue reading The Fine Art of Embracing

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One Thing Leads to Another

One woman is talking to another. They are surrounded by plants and vines, filling the house around them, obscuring the couch they are sitting on. "Can you believe this all started with one African violet?" I've always loved that cartoon because, yes, I can believe it.So many things begin small and morph into much bigger… Continue reading One Thing Leads to Another

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Transitions

Yesterday in Texas the temperature was pushing 80 degrees.  It was a humid 80 too.  We turned our air conditioning back on.  Today, there is a strong north wind and it is currently in the mid-30s.  The problem with this whole weather thing is the lack of transition.  It is tough to go from shorts… Continue reading Transitions

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Time Out

In football games, a time out is for re-grouping, strategizing, managing the clock, drinking Gatorade and sometimes just for messing with the game plan of your opponent. In child rearing, a time out is to remove a child from his/her cycle of behavior; to teach him/her what is not acceptable through a bit of negative… Continue reading Time Out