Born Naked

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I'm writing this post sitting in my dining room - naked. Seemed fitting, given the day. My mother likes to tell a story about how when I was growing up, during the period when she was a single mom struggling to make ends meet, she spent months saving up to buy me a scooter for…

Do Over

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If I had my life to do over again - I would say YES to more adventures. This morning I got a text message..."Do you want to go sledding?" Truthfully I had already made other plans...but when I read that message my entire body said "YES. YES. I WANT TO GO SLEDDING". So I threw on my…

Secret Wish

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Have you ever had a secret wish? Something you wanted with all your heart but could never admit aloud? Maybe you were even embarrassed or ashamed of this wish? I have a secret wish. I know it will never come true and every time it crosses my mind my body tightens. Still...I wish...    

Empty Buckets

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I once stood on the balcony of Great Oaks Manor on a sweltering summer night and cried. The same balcony pictured above. Probably not too long after that photo was taken.[1. Photo by Mr. S.] There were june bugs everywhere. Falling through cracks in the floorboards, stranded on their backs their tiny legs desperately flailing…

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

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The last few days I've been trying to troubleshoot a Woocommerce product display search problem in WordPress. I found the .php file the page was displaying...couldn't find any problem. Looked through the functions file for the child theme...everything was perfect. Finally, I added a filter to the bottom of the functions file: add_filter('post_limits', 'postsperpage'); function…

Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me A Match

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Photo by Mr. S[1. From Mr. S: Sometimes you're at the right place (Maui) at the right time (sunset).In a recent poll, your friends overwhelmingly tagged you with the word "searching". When you told me that, I echoed their choir. But that day, I heard you laugh between a forkful of fajita and  a spoonful…

You Are NOT Crazy

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Dear Beautiful, Amazing Soul, You are NOT crazy. You are not crazy for thinking love should never be quite so complicated. You are not crazy for the mornings, afternoons, and nights you spent doubting a bold-faced lie disguised as the truth. You are not crazy for wanting safety and security. You are not…

Non-Zero Sum Game

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I believe in a God of love. My God plays a non-zero sum game. Growing up in the US where competition is revered and winning at all costs is the defacto standard - wrapping your head around a non-zero sum game can be difficult. What is the point if everyone wins? You see, love (real…

Death

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If I knew the exact day I was going to die, I would make a list working backward from that day to today of all the things I want to do before I leave this world. Things like walk barefoot through a field of tulips (yellow tulips are my favorite flowers), watch the sunset from Antu…