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Tree of Life: Sorrow, Horror & Prayer(s)

“All that is left to us is our being horrified at the loss of our sense of horror.” Rabbi Abraham Heschel My heart and prayers are with the victims and families of the mass shooting that took place on Saturday … Continue reading

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Bill Warnock: Boss, Mentor & Friend

With all the negative harassment-in-the-workplace stories out there, I feel blessed to have worked with amazing male leaders who empowered me to be the best me I could be. Who became mentors and remained treasured friends long after our respective … Continue reading

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Fatherless on Father’s Day (again!)

Celebrating Father’s Day in America this weekend, here’s another go at last year’s post… Cherished and adored, two words that remind me of my father. And loved. Although it’s been several years since Papa passed, there’s still a crater-sized hole … Continue reading

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A Letter to Mama (on Mother’s Day)

Since last year I posted about being mother-less on Mother’s Day, here’s something else I wrote (hoping the Heavenly postal system can forward it on to her!) 13 May 2018 Mrs. Virginia Johnson Woodward c/o The Angels 76 Streets of … Continue reading

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March Memories of Mama (& Papa!)

March is a month of precious memories for our family – the March 8th memorial of Papa’s passing, Mama’s March 15th birthday, and their March 17th anniversary. 50 roses on Mama & Papa’s 50th wedding anniversary Every day I thank … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Thorny Roses

SNAPSHOT: A rose in Kosovo (circa 1999) & WHATNOT… “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr Isn’t that like our lives, like our faith? Sometimes there’s hard spiky … Continue reading

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MISSING OUR LOVED ONES @ ADVENT

And so it begins, ADVENT IS HERE. Today! The 1st Sunday of Advent, the countdown to Christmas (22 days to go!?!) Virginia had plans to post something grand, but today is the Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg, so a post … Continue reading

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