Category Archives: Spirit

Only The Strong Survive

This morning when I opened Facebook, this photo showed up in my News Feed from a page called The Mind Unleashed.   I thought “Wow, how true is that” and immediately shared it. I’ve been thinking about it all day, … Continue reading

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Fresh Earth

I sit in the quickening darkness and listen. The birds last song of the evening giving way to the night chorus of peepers. The panting of the dogs as they tire themselves out struggling over one last stick. Eventually, even … Continue reading

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There’s Always Good

We are doing a lot of  landscaping and hardscaping this year.  We plan to make our own outdoor retreat with a terraced bank and a waterfall.  So we had to take down a number of trees that were too close … Continue reading

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Making God Laugh

“If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Woody Allen That’s one of my favorite quotes. Always has been. You never know how true it is though until it happens to you. A week ago Saturday, my … Continue reading

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Letting Go

How hard that is, the letting go. I want to hold on forever. I reach, I close my fist, but there is only smoke between my fingers. Mine. Such a foolish word. Everything is pulled from our grasp eventually. The … Continue reading

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One More Summer

  Give me one more summer, Old Man. One more summer to walk down the road While you trot along beside me in the tall grass. It’s too cold for you now And you are so unsure on the ice. … Continue reading

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Old Habits

Today is Ash Wednesday and I got my ashes.  Now, I’m a lapsed Catholic, although I much prefer the old Irish term – fallen away Catholic. (I always picture climbing up the Catholic ladder to heaven, slipping and falling down … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Fool

I have spent most of my life working in Manhattan. I even lived there for six years after college. I’m street smart. I know what neighborhoods are OK to be in by myself and which are not. I know how … Continue reading

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Spirit Pony

My Spirit Pony comes to me when I sleep. She paws the earth, snorts and shakes her head. “What do you want,” I ask. “Come with me,” she says. “I can’t. I’m tired and must work in the morning.” “Nonsense,” … Continue reading

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