Monthly Archives: July 2012

Balance

Busy/still…work/play…give/take…social/alone…confidence/anxiety…  All day long, all week long, all year long, all lifelong, I battle with these polar opposites.  And I know I’m not the only one- I grew up watching the cartoon devil and angel sitting on each shoulder of … Continue reading

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Perspective is 100% Reality

This statement is true by defintion, even if it is just because I say so.  Whatever I think or perceive about something drives how I react to it.  You can tell me I am misinterpreting;  you can try to get … Continue reading

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Young and Stupid

When we were young and stupid, we did things without much forethought, or afterthought for that matter.  Sometimes it was a relatively small decision:  It’s Friday night in the Tucson desert and we want to go to the beach.  No … Continue reading

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Ode to Oma

Today is my Oma’s birthday, the only grandparent I really remember.  She was a  strong, imposing woman who measured less than five feet tall.  Oma was born in 1898 in Amsterdam.  In her  years on this planet, she bore witness … Continue reading

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Road Trip!

The world is an incredibly diverse collection of flora, fauna, and landscapes.  I have been fortunate enough to visit two other continents so far and have at least three more in my sights.  But in all honesty, traveling by car … Continue reading

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A Bit o’ History

The phone in my classroom where I was a bilingual teacher rang one morning-the school secretary wanted me to take a call from Central Office.  With typical efficiency, the caller gave no greeting: “I’m filling in the forms for New … Continue reading

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Que será, será

Whatever will be, will be…this is an old song that rings true today.  The proof is in the lives of everyday people, and the song says simply accept that some things are going to happen and you will just have … Continue reading

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