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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Envisioning the New Nest

Decorating, for me, begins with an inner vision: a sense of what I want to create.  I am not trained in the language of design, so have no idea whether the look I am after is contemporary, or shabby chic, or whatever.  Since we sold everything off last summer, we get to start fresh with […]

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The Coach Learns a Lesson

“Whatever you do, we have to beat this team!” Eight eager heads nod, mouth consent.  We all hate this coach. Two of my girls are injured but have come along to support their teammates.  Our center, a tall blonde, new to basketball waits for the ball drop.  She easily catches the ball and dribbles towards […]

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Brief Connections

The morning drizzle gave way to sunshine by noon and even though I’ve been tired today, I decide to take advantage of the clearing before retiring for the evening.  I grab my camera and go in search of worthy images, but my legs are useless today,  so I decide to sit instead, on a picnic […]

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Relationship Ruptures

The sign on the community pool clearly indicated that the pool was closed, and the gate was locked, but that didn’t stop my friend from scaling the fence and jumping in.  Our other friend hesitated only briefly before joining her, and I stood by in disbelief. It was day one of our girls’ getaway, and […]

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To Twitter or Not to Twitter

“Facebook is dying,” I hear from several friends, some of whom are social media “experts”. I use Facebook to keep in touch with close friends and family.  I deleted a number of people when I got sick – mostly work acquaintances for whom I seemed to drop off the face of the earth. I didn’t […]

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Art: Still Learning

Clouds mesmerize me.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a clear, blue sky, but clouds are the stuff of poetry, lending themselves naturally to personification, often drawing my lens to their ever-changing moods. I searched for You-Tube videos on how to paint clouds.  After watching three different artists work rapidly and with great confidence I […]

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