Category Archives: life’s lessons


My father used to say, “the only thing you can count on to not change is change itself”. Of course I had no idea, as a young person, what that meant.  Youth is full of change.  Of course things change. … Continue reading

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Turn, turn, turn

“To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under Heaven A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A … Continue reading

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We Wait to Awaken

She was there. And she was there.  And so was she. All three ladies were there for their parents day and night.  Night and day. These are ladies I admire. I know there are more than these three – but … Continue reading

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Scene One: Act One

Preamble: In the early hours of the day, the players stand waiting They know not their lines, their verses, their roles Yet – they wait. The morning doves set the stage for the performances that will unfold What will happen? … Continue reading

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The Simple Things in Life

I had forgotten how wonderful it is to drink water after a period of deprivation.  There is nothing more thirst-quenching and satisfying than a cup of cold water. It was around 5 pm tonight when the “flu” that had my … Continue reading

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Oh, what a glorious morning

This coming Wednesday will be the non-official date when I received the full enchilada of my cancer diagnosis.  The “real” date was the 10th, but to me, it was the second week of school that counts more.  It is the … Continue reading

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