Author Archives: Virginia

Books! Books! Favorite Books!!

As many of you know, Virginia likes books and reads piles of them (as posted here previously Books! Reading! Books! Reading!) This week a friend tagged me on Facebook to post covers of 10 favorite books, so here’s my response … Continue reading

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31 July: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam…

So that’s Latin. Since I (and maybe you) didn’t study Latin, here’s what it means: “To the Greater Glory of God…”A noble motto from Saint Ignatius of Loyola whose feast day we celebrate 31 July (today!) I am a groupie … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Memory Moment(s)

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.” Winnie The Pooh “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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(overcoming) Disappointment Doldrums

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. Disappointment doldrums, at times we’ve all been there. Something we’ve hoped (worked hard for, dreamed of) doesn’t work out, crushing us like a door slammed in … Continue reading

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Courage Grooves: Growing Beyond our Fears

“There comes a time in all of our lives when it’s time to take stock of what was, what is, and what can be. Don’t hold on to stuff that prevents you from becoming who you can be.”  Maria Shriver … Continue reading

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Friday Flowers

If you’re having a rainy &/or yucky day, here are a few cheer-up flowers from a recent visit to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson “A great beginning is sometimes at the point … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Spunky Seagulls!

Last week while waiting for the Jamestown Ferry to push off for Surry (day-tripping to Smithfield, VA, with my energizer uncle) these spunky seagulls tickled my funny bone. “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” … Continue reading

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