Read more about the article This too shall pass
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This too shall pass

This too shall pass, and thank goodness for that. Woke up with a case of the "f-its". so reminding myself that everything changes, nothing stays the same is an excellent…

Read more about the article Mandalas connect us
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Mandalas connect us

Mandalas do connect us. I just had a deep, moving conversation with a woman I knew only slightly til this morning. We both volunteer for the Center for Common Ground's…

Read more about the article Gratitude
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Gratitude - one of the most amazing things about making this book and now this website, is how many people offer their gardens to me. "Take whatever you like, as…

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Read more about the article Apology
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I'm so sorry I blew it this morning. I made the mandala, posted it to social media, and then got totally distracted by my new camera. It's the new iPhone,…

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Read more about the article Signs of Spring
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Signs of Spring

There are signs of spring, aligning with the cycle of the Biden/Harris administration. Hellebores are among the first to bloom in my garden. The Mexican orange comes from down the…

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Read more about the article Inauguration Day – January 20, 2021
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Inauguration Day – January 20, 2021

Inauguration Day - January 20, 2021. The perfect palindrome. OMG, OMG! I watched, I laughed, I cried. And now I can't fully absorb what it means to have decent human…

Read more about the article One more day
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One more day

One more day! Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, praise be! One more day for he-who-shall-not-be-named to inflict cruelty, and sorrow on our country. Today I'll do my best to not get…