Seeing With New Eyes

Colors dropped in water

  There are days when I realized that my eyes are letting me down. I don’t mean that I can’t see. After all these years, I’ve grown used to my nearsighted astigmatism. Now add to…

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Dance Your Dance

Dancing on beach

  One of the most terrifying decisions I ever had to face was choosing a college. For the first time in my life, my path wasn’t laid out for me. If I didn’t take action,…

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When Not Planning Is a Good Thing

Jackson Square

Some people plan their vacations. They research every hotel, restaurant and flight. They read reviews of every activity and plan their trip to the minute. Can’t do it. That seems too much like work. This…

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Let it Go

Cat sleeping on box

So many of life’s adventures involving letting go. Letting go of things I’d really rather cling to. But something odd happens when I let go. I find freedom. Let Go of Stuff Sometimes I look…

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Victory at Last

Two chimney cakes

Last summer, while attempting to entertain my middle grandson, I convinced him to try an experiment. We were going to make a cake over the barbecue. I’d seen a video that made it look so…

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The Eternal Maid of Honor

Bridesmaid with bouquet

Never a bride, always a bridesmaid. Never the star, always a supporting role. Ever notice how some people always end up in second place? In the also ran category? No matter what they do, they…

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Before Starting An Adventure

Surfing adventure

Travel is one of my favorite adventures, and i’ve been known to not let a little things like civil wars, coups or riots from keep me from such destinations as El Salvador, Cambodia or Nepal….

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Relentless Pursuit by Fearsome Foes

Scary Woods

  Or, a familiar story told a different way. We covered ground as fast as we could, fleeing those who sought our blood. What started as an innocent trek through the forest had turned into…

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Attack of the Mosquitoes

Trail in Newport State Park

  How to entertain a 16-year-old? That’s the question that faced me last summer. Middle Grandson had come to visit, and I determined to make sure he enjoyed himself. One sunny morning we decided a…

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Invasion of the Flower Flies: A Partial Eclipse Story

Hover Fly

While much of the rest of the country was chasing the eclipse, I was chasing flower flies. I didn’t know they were flower flies at the time. All I know is I was minding my…

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