Tag Archives: Courage

September 11, 2001: 20 Years

Most Americans will never forget where they were on September 11th, 2001 when planes hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NYC, and later the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. As shocked sorrow flowed over us in waves, … Continue reading

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Turning Tides…

Virginia is back from her blogcation with a contemplative thought about tides. No, she’s not going on about how tides come in and go out (although sometimes that’s cool to watch) but about the point where the tide turns. The … Continue reading

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Blogcation Grooves

Hey everyone, Virginia is taking a two week blogcation (in case you wondered where she’s been hiding in the Blogosphere.) She will be back next week, so until then here’s a pic and a quote to contemplate… “Almost everything will … Continue reading

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Euro Cup Life Grooves

“The Rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.”  Phillip Abraham Woosnam (1932-2013) Italy and England kicked their way into the Euro Cup final yesterday. Just making it to … Continue reading

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Finding Roses in the Rubble…

To honor Virginia’s 10th blog-versary, here is a post from 2011 of why she chose the name “Roses in the Rubble.” It’s about finding Roses in the Rubble of our lives… As a relief & development worker I documented sobering … Continue reading

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ROSES IN THE RUBBLE TURNS TEN!!

There are celebratory grooves going on here at Roses in the Rubble! Today Virginia commemorates TEN YEARS of blogging. Bring out the chocolate cake, light those candles, it’s time to celebrate! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Virginia tentatively … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Courage to Soar

“If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable… we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.” St. John Henry Newman Sometimes we get so mired in making sure we’re sure about whatever we’re doing … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME (SUNSETTY) SUNSHINE

Today is the first official day of summer in this part of the globe! Contemplating summertime usually sunshine enters the picture along with heat and humidity – especially where Virginia (the person) lives in Virginia (the state.) Virginia doesn’t like … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Powerful Dreamers!

Here’s a little midweek inspiration…. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman grace, peace & (powerful) … Continue reading

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PAIN AND (OPTIONAL) MISERY

Someone once said, “Pain and suffering are inevitable; misery is optional.”  ‘Tis true methinks (unless you are suffering from kidney stones when misery is a sure thing.) Still, misery can be a choice.  Which means not being miserable is also … Continue reading

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