Have the Courage to Retire!

Photo used with permission from Vivian Spathopoulos Have the Courage to Retire! “Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let […]

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Don’t Let It Go: Let It Be

Don’t Let It Go:  Let It Be “It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could.  Instead of ‘let it go” we should probably say: Let it be.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn Jim and I spent Thanksgiving, 2017 with two other couples that we’ve met here in Ocean Pines.  It was the first […]

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I am Groot!

Resolution “Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:  I shall not fear anyone on earth.  I shall fear only God.  I shall not bear ill toward anyone.  I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.  I shall conquer untruth by truth.  And in resisting untruth, I […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

(Photo used with permission by Patricia Bradley) Evelyn Couch:  I never get mad, Miss Threadgoode, never, the way I was raised, it was bad manners. Well I got mad, and it felt great. I felt like I could just beat the shit out of all those punks! Excuse my language. And then when I finish […]

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Meditation: Fits and starts

I have flirted with bringing meditation into my life for many years.  My late husband was devoted to it and he attended 10-day silent meditation retreats once a year for many years.  The idea of being silent for more than 30 minutes at a time was unimaginable to me.  When Chris died in 2008, his […]

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