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Hello

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This is me in the car the other day–no makeup. You can see where a bit of concealer or foundation might have done a little something for my chin and above the lip area where a remnant of a boo boo gives me a teeny […]

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Don’t You Know?

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How are you doing? Are you hanging in there? Are you finding some islands of peace, of ease, of rest, of love in the middle of this shit storm? Do you have a small list of reminders when it feels very dark? A few encouraging words […]

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How’s your wild animal?

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“Your talent is like a wild animal that must be fed.” –Jerry Saltz   Replace the word ‘talent’ with ‘creativity’ and then I’m totally with this quote by Jerry Saltz. Creativity must be fed. You have it, that’s the first thing. You are creative. That’s a […]

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They Want Us Quiet

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They want us quiet. Don’t be quiet     (Warning: swearing ahead.) I haven’t the slightest clue what to write.    I refresh The Twitter over and over and over and over, tracking the terror and tumult, filled with heartache and fury and also an […]

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We Need ALL Of Us

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“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” –André Gide   I’ve started and then stopped writing this many times this morning. I was going to tell the story of when my parents put […]

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Minds

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“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” –Toni Morrison A number of years ago I went through a patch of having very itchy legs. I didn’t have the dreaded poison ivy. I didn’t have an allergic reaction to anything […]

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How’s your body?

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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~  Jack Kornfield   How are you? How’s your body? The one that’s dangling beneath your head?  You may need to stop a moment and find out, drop in, take a breath, let it out slowly, do […]

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Sometimes it sucks

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I had big plans for May. My neighbor and I were going to plant a tree every day for the entire month. We were going to tend the soil, commune with nature, oxygenate the neighborhood, greenify a little patch of our world.  When Covid-19 hit, […]

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Me Will Eat A Cookie

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“Today, me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant, in which case, me will eat a cookie. ” –Cookie Monster   This is me during this TOC (Time of Covid): Standing in the pantry, eating handful after handful of Cape Cod potato chips. This […]