V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #7: Accomplishment

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”                                                             – Ralph Waldo Emerson Prior to […]

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July Blues

Summer bursts with activities and plans, and I am already wondering at the folly of trying to move in the midst of it all.  I put out a group text yesterday to solicit help from our kids, and the response was as expected: We are away that weekend. Can we help with the pre-move prep? […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #6 Mystery

Don’t Hold Your Breath’s  byline is “tripping the world, slowly”.  The author, I.J. Khanewala, documents travels through images and delightful commentary.  I have begun to look forward to these snippets from other worldly places. In a recent post:  “Flowers of the Middle Heights” The Young Niece asks why a certain flower has five petals.  Khanewala, […]

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Relationship Wrap Up

Relationship, I realized after posting my weekly challenge, is too broad of a subject.  We need a lifetime to examine and appreciate our interconnections, and then, likely, we’d need to begin again – such is the nature of relationship.  It slips and slides, rewards and betrays, teaches and takes away. That said, I appreciate those […]

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Confessions of Losses and Gains

Illness comes at a cost, yet even as the losses add up, there are gains. With the onset of summer, I recall leisurely hours spent golfing with my husband, or friends – a pastime we so loved.  My clubs now take up residence elsewhere, these muscles unfit for the exertion required. My tennis racquet sits […]

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Reflections on Nurturing Wonder

Thanks to all who participated in this week’s challenge.  (It is never too late to join in, if you feel so inspired.) Tammy at Tammy’s Reading/Writing Life wrote a post about feeling magic that so resonated with our theme, I invited her to share.  She speaks of finding magic in children’s rapt attention, Christmas, bookstores, […]

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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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