Swimming with Turtles

We paddled out about ¼ mile off the Maui shore. We “anchored” so to speak and the other 5 kayakers started putting on their snorkeling gear. I sat there breathing deep feeling some trepidation that I’d be forced to join in and get in the crystal-clear ocean. And once in, they seriously expected me to…

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Growth doesn’t stop in your twenties

It was winter in Maryland. We sat at an old kitchen table taking a breather from cleaning out the family home. We had just eaten our share of crab cakes made with my mother-in-laws special recipe. As conversation bounced from subject to subject, my husbands brother sat and watched analyzing our conversations and answers. And…

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I Call B.S.

I was cruising Facebook yesterday, since my Facebook Free February ended and I’m now once again released to waste precious time scanning thru a myriad of rants, tirades, and general garbage looking for my “friends” accounts of family activities, good news, cat videos and happy puppy pictures. Ok, that was a long opening sentence.  Anyway,…

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FORGING ahead…

FORGE verb (used with object), forged, forging. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape. to form or make, especially by concentrated effort Beat into Shape! Yikes. Heading to the mountains this morning. Going to spend 3 days at Driven for Life’s FORGE: Engaged Team training. Of course, two years ago I made the…

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#joy

I love to write. I always have. My freshman year of high school, I had one of those special teachers…Dr. Calhoun.  He was tough, he was exacting, but at the same time he taught us and taught us well.  It was 9th grade English and I fell in love with words. When I entered 10th…

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