davy crockett, judge roy bean and grace in between…

I grew up watching the adventures of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV.  My mother made me wear dresses, but my heart longed for a coonskin cap and buckskin jacket. I was happy to learn both men weren't just television caricatures, but real people who participated in the building of America.  In my child's …

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The Devil Didn’t Make Me Do It

Nope.  He didn't make me eat that half bag of chocolate candy last night.  I did it all on my own. I did it knowing sugar gives me a headache.  Knowing I would wake up feeling heavy and lethargic.  Knowing I was breaking my own promise. And I didn't even care. Just the day before I walked through …

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Fog and Light and my crabby, morning self

I like fog. Maybe because I grew up on the Pacific coast, is why.  Rain assaults you, but fog wraps around like a protective layer... it comforts me... it calms me... it reactivates my hair product. I also like to photograph fog.  As you might imagine, some shots aren't too exciting.  But several mornings ago I got a good …

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Beauty and Grace and Seedless Green Grapes

I perched on the edge of the pool in all my 13 year-old gawkiness... poised to dive head first.  My wet hair and wet suit had long since dried.  I was a wreck. I wanted to jump.  She said I had to jump.  But I just couldn’t jump.  Irrational fear flooded my mind.  Arms and …

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Beautiful Imperfection

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.... She finds wool and flax and busily spins it... She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work... She is energetic …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Follow the Yellow Brick Road

... or maybe a leaf-strewn yellow line. And may I say... I'm glad this is the last day of 31 posts! Thank you to all who read along and "liked" and shared and commented.  I appreciate you. Only a little to share today.... ...getting older isn't so scary - those ahead of me have set lights along …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Getting Here from There

This month I've talked a lot about the people who came before me... about my children... and what they mean to me, what lessons their lives teach. So now here I am... and if all goes according to the longevity record of my grandparents, it looks like I've lived about 2/3 of my life... which, actually... …

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