I See Magic

History came to life the first time I set foot upon the walled city of Chester, UK. I was ten, and my father had brought the whole family to the place of his upbringing. I knew from my schooling all about walled cities, and quickly rambled off facts, my mind exploding as the revelations unfolded. […]

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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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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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Stretching: It’s Good for the Soul

Illness is not solely suffering; it is also much like the Hangman of Tarot – a forced change of perspective.  There is a certain smugness that accompanies health:  an attitude, reckless really, that says “I’ve got it all together.  Look at me.” Those of us, having fallen from health, recognize the fallacy.  Life is uncertainty. […]

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RV-Able: Discovering New Life

“I feel like we’re on the edge of a whole new life,” I tell my husband as we cruise through the Santa Rosa Conservation area, nothing but white sand dunes and water on either side of us.   “I feel it too.  I just want to keep on going.” It’s our fifth week in the RV, […]

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