Celebrating Big And Small And Why It’s Important

Sunday was the celebration of Chinese New Year. No matter how many DNA tests I agreed to, none of them would put me anywhere close to having an Asian heritage. But I still wanted to celebrate. Why? Because it happens every January. And joining in with others to celebrate is fun even if its not […]

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Wading In On Writing, Waiting And Being

I’ve been trying to write. For more than a month I have started and stopped, and stopped altogether. It has been a gradual slowing down or drying up  for almost a year.  We prepped for Christmas, celebrated Advent and rang in a brand new year. And all the while I was wondering if it was […]

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On Thankfulness, Advent And Planting Hope

I planted tulip bulbs, just last week. It was a crazy, just-warm-enough, day. I brushed aside the fallen leaves and dug holes for them, the little brown, gnarly looking bundles of life. I marveled at the thought of covering them up, patting down the dirt and then waiting with expectation. I whispered to the wind, […]

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An Autumn Feast (Five Minute Friday)

It’s Five Minute Friday, and it’s been so long since I participated. It is wonderful to be back! {Five Minute Friday:Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Today the prompt is Eat… } I spent time this morning searching my recipes for curried squash soup. Its Autumn, and nothing screams comfort […]

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When You See The Beauty In An Imperfect Autumn

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It’s not a fancy Autumn market or beautiful garden center. Its just a gravel lot at the end of the road, just before you get to the highway. Behind it there’s a vineyard and the noise they use to scare the birds from the vines, echoes in the crisp afternoon air. I’m on a mission. […]

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What Makes A Summer Memory?(When Heaven Touches Earth)

Everything smells like summer. The air in the carport holds the lingering scent of sunscreen and if I close my eyes I can imagine miles of brightly coloured umbrellas staked into soft sand, brilliant blue skies overhead. The air is tinged with salt, and the breaking waves keep time with my heart. Sunscreen is a […]

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