Category Archives: Hopes and Dreams

Wouldn’t It Be Great?

Once upon a time, on a world far, far away a planet’s inhabitants woke one Spring morning to find things had remarkably shifted for the better: – Peace had been achieved. All inhabitants came to believe that loving others was … Continue reading

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Shortcut to Happiness

If the title of this blog sucked you in, I apologize…, well kind of. It was a harmless little piece of deceptive flim-flam to get your attention. There is NO shortcut to happiness. However, here are six quick sign posts … Continue reading

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Grateful In Greater Measure

This Thanksgiving morning I have spent about an hour reading email, sending holiday wishes and looking at the news of the day on-line while dimly in the back of my mind thinking about writing here. For this blog focused on … Continue reading

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The Power of Hopeful Wisdom

*Voice 1: You have been given a second chance to start your life over. Voice 2: How can that be? I’m late middle age… hell, I’m old. Voice 1: You can’t throw this opportunity away. If you do you will … Continue reading

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Just Go For It

There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to … Continue reading

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Cannot Be Seen or Even Touched

The truth: “This poem made my eyes mist up”. Somehow when Ana Castillo wrote “I Ask The Impossible” she managed to string words together with an urgent honesty and patient clarity that speak to me. I ask the impossible: love … Continue reading

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Exploding Fireworks and Ringing Bells

I am a lover of love in it in all forms. Mother or Father for a child; a child for parents; a friend for a friend; a lover for their beloved and even the way one can dream up a … Continue reading

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Focused Intention and Effort

In looking backwards life mostly can appear as a single line moving from point to point while looking ahead is a something of a confusing muddle. So I settle comfortably into ‘today’ where there is clarity of purpose. Life is … Continue reading

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Worth the Risk

Once in a while a thought comes so strong it blocks out all other thinking temporarily. Even when I move on to other considerations and ideas, the over-riding concept blazes back into my mind frequently. It was scary as hell … Continue reading

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Living From the Inside Out

Once in a while I find myself wishing to be in a time before now. I have imagined living in Victorian times when history tells us manners and romantic love were in vogue. On other occasions, my fantasy has been … Continue reading

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