Tag Archives: inspiration

Victoria Day (in Canada) for kindred spirits

Happy Victoria Day, Canada!! Last year my brother & I got in on the celebratory fun at the start of a two-week bucket-list trip organized by the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver in British Columbia to the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. … Continue reading

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snapshots & whatnot: motivational FiSH!

THE SNAPSHOT: Going with the flow @ Two Oceans Aquarium in Capetown, South Africa …& WHATNOT “The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity.  Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”  (Jim Hightower) … or maybe … Continue reading

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Mother-less on Mother’s Day

Virginia is Mother-less on Mother’s Day for the second time (which doesn’t make it any easier.)  Sharing with you a post from last year… After a spate of rainy days it was great to be outside today absorbing sorely missed … Continue reading

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snapshot(s) & whatnot: …oh, joy begin…

THE SNAPSHOT(s) (From Hermanus, South Africa)  Oh, joy begin… …again… …again & again & again… Oh, joy begin. … & WHATNOT Last nite Stephen Colbert hosted DAVE MATTHEWS on his show. I have been a Dave Matthews groupie for quite … Continue reading

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snapshot & whatnot: an elephant, good grief!

THE SNAPSHOT… …an Elephant @ Samburu National Reserve, Kenya… (photo: VLW) …& WHATNOT In Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant’s book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy,” the second chapter is entitled Kicking the Elephant Out of the … Continue reading

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The Utility of Futility

“All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.” Chaung-Tzu Ever have one of those days? A few weeks ago, I had one. Early one morning when my brother took me across … Continue reading

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SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS: …contemplative turtles…

Virginia the Blogger has been getting her grooves back, sort of. Hard to believe Roses in the Rubble turns SIX in July! Originally started to review books, movies, music and artsy endeavors, this blog has veered more toward advocacy… inspiration… … Continue reading

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