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Before Heading Home for the Holidays




Holidays, family meals, and reunions can include “spirited” conversations, and “enthusiastic” exchanges of opinions over the dinner table. The combination of reuniting with family members that we don't see very often and with whom we may have some residual unfinished business fueled by a...
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Hope

Today I Love The Basics

A good place to enjoy a cup of coffee

Today I love the basics, like laundry getting done and food prepared for the next little while and getting caught up on my writing and figuring out how to sort out problems so they can become "not problems." I love that my pharmacist called because she noticed I hadn't gotten my script refilled and she was worried I had forgotten....
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Hope

Today I Love Falling Water

Water knows its way

Today I love falling water and the wondrous ruckus and cacophony it makes as it finds its way to where it clearly longs to be. I love how bravely it leaps from high up and plunges headlong into its destiny. I love that waterfalls are a metaphor for life, as much as we like to think we are in control of everything, we really have no idea what...
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Hope

Today I Love The Busy Waves

The finest frosted lace

Today I love the busy waves as they march across the bay from north-west to south-east in their determined parade to get where they feel they need to be. I love that they keep the secret of what it is they have to do so well. I love the way Bruce County has gone full on festive and decorated its cape across the bay from...
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Hope

Today I Love The Santa Claus Parade

Streaming, old school

Today I love the Santa Claus Parade that happens every year in my town. I love that some of the floats are the same ones that have been in our parade for like ever. I love that, compared to bigger urban centers, our parade is very naive and down-home, but compared to the parade that will take place at the last possible minute before Christmas, in the village of...
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Hope

Today I Love Life’s Regular Rhythm

Warm steel coffee mug ...

Today I love life's regular rhythm, the pulse of day to day, the cyclical nature of each day, each week, each year, the reciprocity of what you put into it and what you get out. I love that my life beats like music, thoughts are the lyrics, home is the bass notes, family is the melody, plans and hopes and dreams are the score, and...
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Children

We Are So Different Part 2


Learning from the differences.
Charlie: In this process we came to see that it was our wounds themselves that were to become the source of much of the growth and healing that Linda and I would experience together. These wounds included emotional injuries from our early original families as well as the many painful wounds that we inflicted upon each other during the years that we were groping blindly towards some means of trying to keep our...
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Hope

Today I Love Local Theater

More expensive than parking ...

Today I love local theater and all the talent that this town boasts. I love how easy it is for people I know to suddenly become people I don't know. I love that every now and then some little piece of some friend's personality will slip into the character they're playing and I'll think, "That's just like something Brody would do." and then realize again that I'm...
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Hope

Today I Love Familiar Days

Good morning, world

Today I love familiar days when everything seems to be okay and normal and the way my days were planned. I love that today is a Wednesday because that means working at my Wednesday office café. I love how I have been training myself not to accept disappointment as the last result of any change. I love that when something that I am hoping will happen cannot happen...
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Hope

Today I Love Good News

Grey day, great potential

Today I love good news and while they say "No news is good news," the truth is that good news is better than no news so I guess good news is best. I love that we are still looking forward to an adventure. I love determination, and no matter what happens, I intend to live my life constantly looking forward to adventures. I love that as long...
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Attraction

We Are So Different Part 1

Linda: When Charlie and I met 50 years ago, it was inconceivable to either of us, that this relationship could go anywhere. He was an introvert, a real loner. I was an extrovert who loved to make contact with people. He was the quiet...
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Hope

Today I Love New Starts

Loving the road

Today I love new starts. I love finding out whether I'm on track for my next big adventure and today is the day I find that out. I love that I'm sorry I'm not sharing what that is yet, but I'm also so excited that, as sorry as I am, I'm not really able to feel sorry so it really is a case of "Sorry, not sorry!" I love...
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Hope

Today I Love Bohemian Rhapsody

Salutations

Today I love Bohemian Rhapsody on the cottage piano on an otherwise calm and quiet Sunday morning. I love that that piano just suddenly starts being played when I least expect to hear from it and that the person who plays it is often so quiet that she shows up right beside me sometimes and, without intending to, scares the wits out of me, so it's hardly surprising that she often...
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Today I Love My Life

Lest we forget ...

Today I love my life and I cherish the knowledge that my freedom was won at a great cost. I love that, although I abhor all violence, in times when situations have degraded to the point where force had to be met with force, there were women and men who stepped forward and did what they believed needed doing. I love them for that. I love that on many...
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Today I Love This First Day

Transition, autumn to winter

Today I love this first day of real snow for this year here in my corner of the world. I love that over fifty years ago my brother and I were sent next door to my grandparent's house and told there was a package there for us. We walked through the garden and found our grandparents just arriving home and getting a box out of the back...
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Today I Love Quiet Beginnings

The glowing eastern edge

Today I love quiet beginnings to days of catching up and cleaning up and putting away. I love that we have been sooo very busy but today will be a day to just do things that normally get done on a Thursday or things that were set aside in favor of doing all the things. I love that the day has started out pleasant, even though it's supposed to...
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Children

Hillbilly

A transcendent child


Vance is a hillbilly, at least that’s how he refers to himself and his relatives and neighbors in the Appalachian mountains. He was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio among large numbers of hillbilly transplants from Jackson, Kentucky deep...
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Today I Love Quiet Joy

Wednesday office peace ...

Today I love the quiet joy I see in couples who have found their place in a relationship. I love that there is always hope for people to find that. I love that there are groups of people that share that same good fortune, though often it is a result of the different interactions of each pair in the group. I love that there are often couples in my...
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Today I Love Bright Mornings

Moonlight morning

Today I love bright mornings and the way they make me want to get busy and do things. I love that I've become accustomed to this coughing, dealing with it by accepting it and living with it. I love that, although my voice has not returned to normal, I am feeling more like myself and less like my lazy doppelganger. I love that, although I seem to have strained my...
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Attraction

Hera, the Greek Goddess of Marriage

Linda: Carl Jung coined the term archetype and defined it as the universal symbols in the mind that can be observed in dreams and myths. Archetypes represent our potential laying dormant in our unconscious mind. We can deliberately call them forth, and there are...
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