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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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Quickie Quote: Hospitality of the Heart

Here’s a short (yet powerful) quote to contemplate today… “We must strive for hospitality of the heart. Without it, hospitality of the house is nothing.” Catherine Doherty grace, peace & open hearts Virginia : ) Photo: Charleston, South Carolina

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Frankie does the 4th!

Frankie is my niece Megan’s (very cute) doggie. Megan took this picture this morning while celebrating the 4th of July with my sister Shere and their family down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. “Scatter joy!” Ralph Waldo Emerson … 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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RAPTUROUS ROSES!!

Faithful readers know that Virginia loves roses so much she named her blog Roses in the Rubble. As the month of June winds down, there’s a special celebration headed this way on the 30th. Virginia’s not divulging much yet, so … 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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FRIDAY FLOWERS!!

To perk up the end of the week, Virginia is sharing a few of her favorite cloudy day flower pics… Blue flowers @ Butchart Gardens A menagerie of joy @ Norfolk Botanical Gardens An iris @ Colonial Williamsburg Water lilies … 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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