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Things change…

Tomorrow would have been my 55th wedding anniversary had my Annie not moved to the other side. Her spirit still thrives. Only her body died. She passed over three years ago from Cancer. I miss her but know she is onto new awarenesses in the benevolent comfort of unconditional love. Thinking about our many years together and the institution of marriage I’ve concluded that marriage is an ever-changing contract. It’s never the same for it changes every moment you commit to the well-being of your…

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Reminders

Every so often we each need to be reminded of something greater than ourselves. The benevolence of All That Is constantly nudges us to see and then be the grace of the subtleties that come our way each day. We, however, have to choose to be sensitive enough to notice. It’s always in the little things that the reminders come to us. A song on the radio that conjures a memory. A fledging birds first encounter with flight. A baby’s infectious laugh. A pet’s greeting…

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2019

We did it! We said goodbye to the old year and welcomed in the new. We’ve been celebrating endings and beginnings since ancient times. The tradition of New Years Eve celebrations also stems from old beliefs and superstitions. Noise making goes back to the ancient custom of using loud noises to drive evil spirits from a house during the times of festive celebration. Many nationalities and cultures still use noise to celebrate. America has her ratchet rattles and noisemakers and fireworks. Denmark smashes in the…

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The New Year

Some thoughts on this New Year. Beginnings always have an expectation. Where do we go from here? What happens next? In 2019 there is hope that tough times for those that have them will end. The teen decade of the new century is at its end, and we are still searching for global sanity. There are still too many regional wars infecting the planet, and it’s people as we struggle with the belief that security is having more. There is always hope that the litany…

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