Tag Archives: Travel

Snapshots & Whatnot: Directionless in Assisi

Years ago while traipsing around Assisi I came across a little doggie looking a wee bit lost. With his nose to the ground he didn’t seem to notice the signposts that might have helped him along his way… Directionless in … Continue reading

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#Kindness Grooves

Virginia is sharing another archived post (circa 14 July 2016) that’s still relevant today… What does it mean to be kind? “Kin” and “kindred” connote family. Kindred spirits are of like minds and hearts. To be kind means to treat … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Mountains, Seas & Me

As folks venture out to favorite beach and mountain retreats for a respite from COVID-19 and worries of all sorts, here’s a quote from one of Virginia’s previous posts about travel (circa 12 July 2012) and snapshots to go with… … Continue reading

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Celebratory Grooves @ Roses in the Rubble!

There’s a party going on here @ Roses in the Rubble. Today Virginia’s blog turns NINE! As faithful readers know, celebratory grooves for Virginia usually involve chocolate (lots of chocolate!) Can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Virginia ventured into … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Springs of LOVE!

On this summer Sunday (when we may be feeling a little hot and bothered) here’s a reminder that God’s love never runs dry. “This I have known for certain, that God is love. Even if I have been mistaken on … Continue reading

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KEEP CALM AND DRINK #TEA!!

Our world is filled with whacked out challenges, so what to do? Take a timeout today with Virginia for a little calm and lots of fantabulous tea. For tea groupies like Virginia, tea is something to be enjoyed whether sitting … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote Monday: Fresh-eyed Friendships

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value … Continue reading

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Tired! Tired! Tired!!

One of today’s readings reminded me that even a super-duper saint like Elijah got tired, tired, tired. Just like so many folks today are tired, tired, tired. Years ago after being a busy Relief & Development worker, Virginia was tired, … Continue reading

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“We Just Want TO BREATHE!!”

As hundreds of peaceful protestors gathered yesterday in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, this chant resounded: “WE WANT TO BREATHE!” Remembering George Floyd: “I CAN’T BREATHE!” Why is it difficult for some of us, specifically African Americans, to breathe? Racism. … Continue reading

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An (inspirational) Song for Saturday

“I want to see the world united and learn to live as one…” Here’s a powerfully inspirational song that resonates today from Playing for Change, an organization that promotes social change by uniting musicians from around the world. (Email readers, … Continue reading

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