Thoughts on Connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown “Rarely can a response make something better. What makes it better is connection” Brene Brown ‘Being empathetic […]

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Late Night Ramble…

I wish I could mow the lawn at night. I’m awake and my mind is buzzing…literally and figuratively! Ha! My pain level is elevated today due to the onset of the colder weather. Went from 80 last Saturday to 58 today…makes the old bones ache a bit! Especially my right shoulder and lower back today. […]

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Fall has Arrived

I brought in my hibiscus this afternoon then ended up watching the weather and brought in all my other plants…it’s going to go low tonight. Frost expected so it’s all downhill from here…snow soon. I’m just not ready. It’s the end of the growing season. Another year gone by. I fired up the furnace today. […]

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Trumpian Melt-down

The presidential office is designed to be one of unification and to work toward the good of the country as a whole. FDR said it’s the “moral” guide for our country. The current president we have is the exact opposite of what this office was designed by the founders. The US Congress is in the […]

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End of the Road

As a soldier you learn and hone survival and defense skills in moment by moment processes. The military breaks your thought pattern and then installs this quick acting thinking of survival and defense. It’s just the way it is. You learn to compartmentalize things in order of importance and relevance. It’s handy, it’s organized and […]

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I hate giving up!

I gave it everything I had to keep us together, yet in the end I feel like I got nothing in return for those efforts. I tried communication of all sorts and I was met with silence and solid brick walls. Anyone going through that type of hostility is going to eventually give up. So […]

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The Invitation

(This is not by me…but I LOVE this and what it says to me.) It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know […]

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Saturday thoughts

I now have empathy for what it’s like when someone is not there for you – even for one day – I am sitting with that feeling myself now. It’s not nice, I wish I could find the right way to repair this and move forward. If life is really better and happier without someone […]

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Beach Time

There comes a point where you just gotta say WTF and throw your hands in the air and give up. When you get to the point where the point is now pointless you gotta fold that hand. I don’t know for sure, but I think I am just about there with things. Fighting my own […]

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