A Splash Here or a Crackle There

On our last camping trip out to our lake lot, we had one of our evening campfires.  My mom dug out a bag of Mystical Fire from somewhere in their trailer and once dark enough to enjoy, I had the privilege of putting the little packet in the fire just as I had done so …

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”Down With the Bad, Up With the Good”

It's been twenty-one weeks today. Twenty-one. Whole. Weeks. Typically, when a person refers to time in something other than the obvious measure, such as weeks versus months in my case, one can deduce that there must be a specific reason for doing so. In my lifetime, I've often used such a comparison of time when …

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Present in Every Possible Moment, in Every Possible Way on Every Possible Day

"The good news is that you are in Hawaii....you don't need much." This is the response that the front desk clerk cheerfully rang out with, as I wearily awaited the two-day late arrival of our luggage at wee hours in the morning. After having been without our 'stuff' for over forty-eight hours, his statement has …

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The World In a Hurry

"The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry." If you have ever watched Shawshank Redemption you'll recognize this quote from the elderly character, Brooks, who after being incarcerated for decades, finally gets released back into society realizing just how different the world has become.  Both my husband and I have watched this …

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