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So, You Take Offense? But How Far Though?

“I’m offended!” “You've offended me!” “That’s offensive!” No matter how we say it, I don’t think it captures what’s really going on. Offense is a personal thing. Some claim it after feeling individually attacked. Others allege its occurrence hoping to retreat from a difficult conversation as they point a finger at someone for saying something… Continue reading So, You Take Offense? But How Far Though?

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Are You a Lazy Dater?

Ever heard of the term, Lazy Dater? I’m sure I’m not the first person to come up with the expression. For sure, I’m not the first to recognize the characteristics that distinguish this type of relationship. But in case you are not familiar with the phrase, I will attempt to explain the four common Lazy… Continue reading Are You a Lazy Dater?

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Rebirth: Here We Grow Again

When I think of my rebirth experiences, I tend to place them in two categories. I think of the times rebirth looked more like being replanted and I had to start over in new surroundings. The other rebirth experiences felt more like being relaunched in a new direction... like discovering who I am today as… Continue reading Rebirth: Here We Grow Again

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It is What It Is: But Does It Have to Be?

After we both lamented about the occasional aches and pains we experience, Ruth* recalled being asked once if she regretted not taking better care of herself when she was younger. She then said she didn’t know how to answer that question given, “It is what it is.” During the past three or four years I… Continue reading It is What It Is: But Does It Have to Be?

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Words and Nature – Earth Day, 2021

Two things that are true about me: I feel my calmest when I am near a body of water or looking out at mountains or flower covered canyons; and I enjoy words. I recall a time when I lived in Indiana, that I spent hours looking for some moving water. I eventually found myself in… Continue reading Words and Nature – Earth Day, 2021

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Aevrie Rhose: A Rose Gifted in 2020

“What time is it?” “Has it been three hours already?” “What have I done today?” “Did I even shower?” “Aww, was that a smile?” These are just a few of the questions that both my daughter and I asked the last month or so in 2020.  Aevrie Rhose, my first grandchild, came into the world on her due date with 10 toes, 10 fingers, and a cute button nose. Unlike… Continue reading Aevrie Rhose: A Rose Gifted in 2020