Monthly Archives: September 2014

Beads of Privilege

Tonight I am compelled to write simply because it was such an awesome, wonderful evening of class with my students.  Just to re-cap:  I am teaching undergraduate (BSW Junior) students this year after having spent the past 14 years immersed … Continue reading

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Weekend Retreat

I had the joy of spending the weekend at one of my favorite places (ShrineMont) with some of my favorite people. I was able to accompany my faith community at St. Thomas to this annual mountain retreat to recharge, reconnect, … Continue reading

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Mountain Vista

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread

When I woke on this second full day of autumn, the skies were gray and the possibility of rain hung in the air like a wet blanket. My daughter was tired and took her temperature four times, hoping that she … Continue reading

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My Fair Share

Everyone in my household has a love of Charles Schultz’ Peanuts characters.  There is always wisdom in Linus, unedited truth in Lucy, the wishy-washy doubts and insecurity of human nature in Charlie Brown.  The way in which characters are so … Continue reading

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Share the Hedge

I was enjoying a gorgeous summer-autumn transition day out in my backyard today; the weather was so perfect that I brought my hedgehog out for a frolic in the garden. It occurred to me, as I snapped a photo of … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey

There are some times when I have well thought out planning sessions on paper that involve flow charts and reasoned action. I visualize a big picture, create strategies to arrive at a destination, and bring in others who share my … Continue reading

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Singing Solo

Anyone who has ever met my Dad has also had the pleasure of encountering his unique sense of humor and his unmistakable whistle.  When I say everyone…I mean everyone.  I’ve heard him tell jokes to physicians, surgeons, nurses, home care workers, … Continue reading

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Night Air

There are a few aspects of southern style that have found a soft spot in my Yankee heart. Gradually, my once-standard northerner group greeting “Hey you guys!” has been replaced with the more genteel “All y’all…” Then, there is the … Continue reading

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Try to Remember

Originally posted on small points of light:
When I lived in St. Louis, I became a fan of the outdoor musical theatre company called the MUNY, which generally performed 8 shows each summer at one week duration each. The MUNY…

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