Tag Archives: Quotes

15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

“The Lord does not look so much at the magnitude of anything we do as at the love with which we do it.”  –Saint Teresa of Ávila Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of … Continue reading

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Life Advice: Wearing Sunscreen (+ lots more!)

Way back in 1997 when I was working in the Middle East, a friend sent me a copy of the Chicago Tribune commencement editorial by Mary Schmich. She began her if-I-was-invited-to-speak-to-the Class of 1997 speech with “Wear sunscreen” as her … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Getting Older!!

Today here’s a pic and a few quickie quotes for our minds & hearts to contemplate (especially hearts & minds of those of us getting older!) SNAPSHOT: Japanese Gardens @ Maymont Park (Richmond, VA) & WHATNOT: “The great thing about … Continue reading

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“When it’s pouring down with rain…” : )

As Hurricane Florence bears down upon the coast, we here in Tidewater (Virginia) are offering up sighs of relief as the storm has turned away from us. Our hearts and prayers are with everyone in the storm’s path in North … Continue reading

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Storms on the Horizon

As Hurricane Florence heads toward the coast of the Carolinas and (the state of) Virginia, it’s hard for Virginia (the person) to gear up on this bright sunshiny day, but getting ready must be done because we take hurricanes very … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Spidery Inspiration

Spiders usually creep me out (& get squashed under my shoe.) But two weeks ago I noticed a (very) large spider hanging out near our back garage door. Before splatting it into oblivion, I observed the magnificent web that stretched … Continue reading

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To be? Or, not to be?

After a wee blogcation the last few weeks Virginia is back today with musings of a reflective nature. (Warning: donning her Shakespeare festival shirt this morning may have unduly influenced this post.) A few weeks ago I thought I needed … Continue reading

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