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Snapshots & Whatnot: Contemplative Beauty

In the mad hustle and bustle of our daily lives it’s often a challenge carving out time to contemplate beauty, to let it settle in our hearts for a tick or two. Today Virginia (the person) is sharing pics from … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: foggy-time clarity

“Beyond the fog lies clarity.” Anonymous Years ago during a month long trip to Canada’s Maritimes and Newfoundland, my younger brother and I drove around Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia to visit Fort Louisbourg. A super dense fog suddenly … Continue reading

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Life is Difficult (a poem by Virginia : )

Virginia is not one for writing much poetry (an occasional poem puts in an appearance here @ Roses in the Rubble, usually written by others?) but last week this poem came scribbling out while lunching out, so this week I … Continue reading

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#LOVEVA : VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS!

Many of you know that Virginia (the person) lives in Virginia (the state.) It can be confusing at times, “Hello, I’m Virginia, from Virginia.” And, guess what? I also went to the University of Virginia. (Here’s a past post about … Continue reading

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#AllSouls: Legacies of Love (and Hope!)

Today in homes around the world we honor the memories of our loved ones who have passed. It’s hard missing our loved ones, especially as big November and December holidays creep closer, a time when the loss of their presence … Continue reading

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“Happily Ever After” @ Halloween?

With the plethora of Christmas movies deluging Hallmark channels AND Lifetime, what to do on Halloween? Watch a favorite movie of Virginia’s that combines BOTH! Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Who says Christmas has the corner on happily-ever-afters, what … Continue reading

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HOCKING HILLS: TREES! TREES! (& MANIFOLD MAJESTY)

As faithful readers know Virginia (the person) loves trees of all shapes and sizes. Visiting our older brother Dean in Lancaster, Ohio (@ 20 minutes from Columbus) he took Dwight and me to Hocking Hills, a series of state parks … Continue reading

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