Tag Archives: Courage

Tough Turtles (a little inspiration from…)

Ever have one of those days when all you want to do is crawl into a protective shell and hide? From everything and everybody? Like Mr. Turtle in defensive mode. Not going anywhere! “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only … Continue reading

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A (Powerful) Prayer for Our Times

Today is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-31 July 1556.) As previously posted here (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)  Virginia is a groupie of Saint Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. As we celebrate his life and Jesuits … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: Tie-dyes & Fishy Smiles

Virginia’s t-shirt tours wind down today with her favorite t-shirt from a memorable visit to see the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Yes, you guessed it, with her brother Dwight. (He really likes aquariums!) We spent 5 days traipsing around Atlanta … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: grits galore (+more) in OBX

Today Virginia’s t-shirt tours travel to North Carolina’s Outer Banks (known as OBX.) Since over the years Virginia has enjoyed multiple visits to Nags Head beaches and environs, she has a big stack of OBX t-shirts. Here’s one from a … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: sunny (& hot) @ Maymont Park

Virginia’s t-shirt tours continue with a memorable visit to Maymont Park in Richmond, VA. Two years ago a change of plans turned a long weekend away into a stay-cation at home. Making the best of it my brother and I … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: (a little) kelp @ Vancouver Aquarium

Virginia’s t-shirt tours continue with a memorable visit to Northwest Canada a few years back. While traipsing about Vancouver (as posted previously here) my brother and I had the opportunity to visit the Vancouver Aquarium with my dear friend and … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: Properly Motivated (in Tennessee)

Today Virginia’s t-shirt tours take us (a bit circuitously) to Tennessee. A few years ago my brother Dwight and I made a mammoth driving trip to celebrate one of his milestone birthdays. Our sis Cindy joined us for a few … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: T-Shirt Tours!!

Some folks are experiencing summer vacation blues with no place to go (or not venturing very far) due to coronavirus constraints. Visiting interesting places over the years, Virginia collected bunches of t-shirt souvenirs. Many worn-to-tatters shirts have endured forced retirement … Continue reading

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(a little) Flowery Cheer

Sometimes a little flowery cheer can brighten up our day… “Fear less; hope more. Talk less; say more. Hate less; love more. And never underestimate the power of forgiveness.” Abigail Van Buren grace, peace & flowery cheer Virginia : )

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Directionless in Assisi

Years ago while traipsing around Assisi I came across a little doggie looking a wee bit lost. With his nose to the ground he didn’t seem to notice the signposts that might have helped him along his way… Directionless in … Continue reading

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