VJWC#3: Nurturing Wonder

On the road, everyday is defined by a sense of adventure and discovery – an attitude I feared I’d lose on returning home.  In truth, these past six weeks of settling back in have focused on family and friends and doctors visits.  All good, and yet, already, I notice that carving time for writing is […]

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Share Your World

1. You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life?  What is it? Easy answer:  energy.  Living with ME/CFS means I lack the energy to carry on most daily tasks.  I am learning to pace myself – do something, rest, do something, rest – but it would be amazing […]

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V.J.s Weekly Challenge #3: Nurturing Wonder

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our sense to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats Travelling across North America and back this past winter, every day was filled with discovery, awakening new passion for life. The challenge, I recognized, as our trip wound down, would be to keep this sense of wonder […]

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Reflections on Synchronicity

First, a thank you to all who participated in this week’s challenge, and to those who took the time to comment.  This interaction means so much to me – maybe more than I can ever articulate. Up until 2004 – when I returned to university to become a teacher – I practiced an examined life: […]

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#FOWC: Gumption

A six-year-old, intent on exerting independence, exerts gumption: (Fandago’s word of the day prompt is gumption)

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Opening

Some openings are inviting.  Who can resist? Some openings signify emergence: light after dark. Some openings reveal the unexpected:  this case it was what wouldn’t open that brought about this adventure: (A Photo a Week Challenge is hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography.  Thanks Nancy!)

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VJWC #2: Synchronicity Part I

An orange flash dipped in front of the truck, with no time to veer.  We arrived at our destination to find a Baltimore oriole embedded in the front grill.  I was heartbroken. At any other time, the appearance of an oriole would be auspicious.  Usually showing up in pairs, these birds arrive in summer and […]

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