Category Archives: Life (in general)

Indelible Bubbles

Last night reading Anne Lamott’s “Small Victories” this sentence jumped off the page: “You can change the world with a hot bath if you sink into it from a place of knowing that you are worth profound care, even when … Continue reading

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PERSISTENCE GROOVES

Today Virginia is contemplating persistence. (Something certain impatient redheads are not very good at.) But dang it all, persistence pays (so they say.) Keep on going. Don’t give up. Fail. Fail. Fail. Get back up and try again. Not easy … Continue reading

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UNITY: YOU + ME = WE

Has civility disappeared completely from our political discourse? What happened yesterday in our nation’s capitol went far beyond the rights of free speech and protest. As violent thugs barged their way into the Capitol Building disrupting the election certification process, … Continue reading

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#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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VERVE AND NERVE

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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