Category Archives: Life (in general)

#Thanksgiving: A Gratitude Workout

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder… When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  G.K. … Continue reading

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Virginia’s definition of verve = Guts. Gumption. Courage to have at it. Virginia had verve in spades at various times in her life, but these days hesitation has done something to her nerve, a vital requirement for verve. Why hesitate? … Continue reading

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(a little more) CIVILITY, PLEASE!

As we head into evening on Election Day in the USA, Virginia (the person) thinks it might be a good idea to contemplate CIVILITY. Here are relevant excerpts from a blog she posted during the last presidential election in 2016. … Continue reading

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25 October: PAPA! PAPA! PAPA!

Today is my papa’s birthday. This would have been a big one to celebrate: 90 years. How I miss him, especially today. The fact that he was 83 when he passed is no small miracle. As a quadriplegic for over … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OUT: Voices of Love vs. Hate

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Too often fear makes us pause these days before we speak. It’s not a terror kind of fear, more like a “what … Continue reading

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Birthday Blues: Surprised by Joy!

Last week Virginia celebrated her birthday. Another year. Whoopee. Although there was plenty of celebratory chocolate… Once you hit certain milestones, years tend to blur together. You reach a certain age and birthdays are reminders of AGE. An occasion for … Continue reading

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Transformative (#writing) Grooves in Kentucky!!

Last month Virginia (the person) zoomed from Virginia (the state) to the rolling hills of Kentucky for the Wedgwood Circle GoodLit2020 Writers Retreat. “Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.” Daniel Boone Twelve writer participants from around the country … Continue reading

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(a little quickie) Pumpkin Spice Humor

Yesterday I popped into Trader Joe’s for a few necessary items (don’t know how all that chocolate ended up in my cart!) Everything was pumpkin spice this, pumpkin spice that (pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin spice salsa, pumpkin pasta sauce, even … Continue reading

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YOU JUST GO ON (Virginia’s thoughts about it…)

When whacked out stuff hits our lives (an all-to frequent occurrence these days) what does it mean to go on? Going on is kinda hard with a coyote on the road Going on is not always an easy endeavor… Going … Continue reading

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Tangling with Tornadoes

This week Hurricane Isaias wrecked havoc in the Caribbean, North Carolina and all along the East Coast of America. Impacting our area of Virginia as a Tropical Storm, Isaias dropped 6 inches of rain and knocked power out for many … Continue reading

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