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HaPpY HaPpY BIRTHDAY MAMA!!!

Originally posted on Roses in the Rubble:
March 15th is my Mama’s birthday.  She would have turned 81 today… I took this picture to send my uncle after he sent those gorgeous flowers for Mama’s 80th birthday (that’s him in…

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Rio Olympics: Inspiration in victory… and defeat(!)

The Summer Olympics in Rio are winding down, but what a thrilling ride it’s been as athletes pushed the envelope of what’s possible, crushing world records with physical acumen and dedication, that we, the world watching, can hardly fathom the … Continue reading

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Mother-less on Mother’s Day…

After a whole week of rainy days it was great to just be outside today absorbing sorely missed sunshine. Couldn’t help but remember the many hours spent with Mama last year on the deck lounge chairs, enjoying the trees, the … Continue reading

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Overcoming Birthday Blues

Today is my father’s birthday.  He would have been 84.  Of course, the fact that he was 83 when he died in March is no small miracle(!)  As a quadriplegic the last 25+ years  (15 as a bedfast quad), Papa’s … Continue reading

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If a Rose could speak…?

The other day my brother downloaded the new John Adorney compilation The Wonder Well.  As an avid groupie (check out my previous post about him by clicking here) I so enjoyed listening to it in the car (the title track … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve….

As another new year rolls in the old dissipates into memories:  maybe some good, maybe some bad, but memories just the same. I don’t know ’bout you, but i hope some 2013 memories fade FAST.   The usual gig here … Continue reading

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…Peace vs. Pieces….

This is not about the Middle East peace process, altho a dear Anglican pastor in Ramallah, Rev. Audeh Rantisi, highlighted this phrase time & again (after Oslo when the West Bank was ‘carved into pieces.’)  No… Virginia, your humble blogger … Continue reading

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