The Antagonist As Helper

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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. Edmund Burke Opinions are abundant. Given ... Read More »

The Power of the Curve


“When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.” ― Charles Baxter, Burning Down the House: Essays on ... Read More »

The Road to Illumination

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“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in ... Read More »

The Way to Goodbye


" knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." Kahil Gibran I came home from vacation secretly guarding myself from the fact that ... Read More »

Pressing Forward


Don’t hunt for trouble, but look for success. You’ll find what you look for, But don’t look for distress. If you see but your ... Read More »



This one goal—choosing a step and sticking with it—changes everything. Scott Reed I ran on many errands today, but one particular one to a ... Read More »

Finding Hope

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Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. ~Anne Lamott There is a ... Read More »

In the Company of Angels

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If we look closely along the journey of our lives, we might identify moments of divine intervention. Interpretations can cross all faiths. How or ... Read More »

Around the Bend

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Today I went on a series of journeys to respond to my growing love of painting. Between art supplies and plants I have a challenge with stuff (however ... Read More »

We Always Come Back

Aeonium beginning its bloom to a new life

Aeoniums are monocarpic, meaning they have “one body”. They grow, make flowers, produce seeds, and die. It’s a beautiful method of flowering.  ... Read More »

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