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Looking for the North Star

Thoughts and scribblings on this one beautiful and ordinary life and in it all, finding the North Star that points towards Home.

“Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one”― C.S. Lewis

April 9, 2019

I slipped the forest green sweater over my head and sighed happy. It fit perfectly and I loved the color, even under the terrible lighting in the dressing room. Mentally I checked my way through the pros and cons. It was on the spendier side, and hand wash only, but th...

October 8, 2018

A new school year is here. The summer days are tired and ending faster, the trees are just taking on a tint of color, and the evenings are mercifully cool.  The cricket's song is winding down and the geese are beginning their migration.  The idealist within me loves th...

July 19, 2018

Three of the four children were in their Aikido class, so I buckled the baby into the jogger and went for a walk around the neighborhood.

The Dojo is located at the edge of town, in the middle of an urban orchard.

It was one of those perfect spring days:  gray clouds, br...

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