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Four Leaf Clover
attitude courage gratitude hope strength

“Send my hero my love”

Like most everything else thrown her way my daughter, Mackenzie, has handled the news of Ed’s death with wisdom and acceptance beyond her young years.  While she misses him terribly she also knows that this happened with purpose and…

Eyes and Alchemy

“Your eyes show the strength of your soul.” ~Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”…

Safe Journey (compessed)
attitude courage strength

Leaning In

For a lifetime people have asked me how I do “it”. I wasn’t really sure what “it” is. But, I think they mean keep going and not be overcome by fear or frustration. Sometimes even doing the “impossible”. It’s…

Quick Escape
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“Quick Escape”

I am ashamed to admit that I began to take for granted my virtual freedom. To some extent, I have forgotten to appreciate fully the joy of browsing the internet without interrogation or fear of retribution, without attempts to…

Silenced City
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silenced city

In a Silenced City the lady in the deep red cloak leaves herself – finally – beaten, bloody and naked in the street.   Her bare but steady feet trace tear-streaked footprints in the cobblestone that has borne the…