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Confession time! I have been in near panic mode recently! Not good! Though I wrote this a bit ago, I thought this piece was worth posting; such are the times we are in. Though there are some obvious reasons for feeling this way, I am ever so impatient with myself. To be honest, the state of…

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Today I came across a fortune. No, I did not suddenly find a bag of money. In fact, I only found one tiny piece of paper. Usually when I eat a fortune cookie, the fortune within is irrelevant or trivial advice and is quickly forgotten, but not this time. This fortune/message was so profound I tucked…

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Not two weeks ago I published my last blog and I also posted a rather longish (for Facebook) piece between then and now. It seems as if our “democracy” has been taking assault upon assault since January 20 and the uproar and upheaval have continued. This is not the forum to rant about those details,…

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Rain and grey have returned to Portland, OR after a couple of weeks of snow, freezing rain, and cold. For that period we had temperatures hovering around 28F (-6C) or less. Normal temperatures for us are closer to mid 40F (7C). Because of the cold, the 15″ (38cm) of snow did not melt and our area…

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I look at the date of my last posting and cannot believe how long ago that was, nearly two months. Then, on 29 November I wrote, “Keeping Hope Alive” at the top of the next page in my journal. Now, this is the question, just how do we keep hope alive when things seem hopeless? Today…

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Today, two weeks past the American election and two long weeks of America’s new reality. I will attempt to write a few thoughts. When I orginally wrote this two weeks ago I was struggling; not much has changed. Omnipresent occurrences: sobbing jags, breath holding, feeling sick in my gut. Now the sobbing jags are not constant, but…

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