Category Archives: Random Thoughts

A Friend and a Feast

Author’s Note: (in the spirit of my friend, Sharon) this post has taken me a ridiculously long to time write. Part of it is I don’t want to quite let go and share of the magic of the day. The … Continue reading

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Thank You All

This is a fast post – I wanted to thank everyone that has been faithfully following me – including you, spambot! I reached 2,000 followers this morning and am a little ok, MUCH thrilled. I have very mushy feelings for you … Continue reading

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Naughty Bits

It all started with the naughty bits. But please note: This is a frank and open discussion about anatomy and the rigors of bike riding upon it – very specifically in the region of, well you know, the naughty bits.  … Continue reading

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Italian Marble

This is my fastest post yet… When my husband and I were moving to Raleigh, NC in 1999 we moved into an apartment complex – basically sight unseen as we set it all up while we were still in Tucson. … Continue reading

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As If – My Subject in a Box Rant

Warning: This post could be somewhat disjointed and rambly…and ranty.  Go figure… Yesterday on a bike ride with my friend, we discussed his upcoming book, “The Smartass Buddha” – just talking about different things – chapters he was trying to work … Continue reading

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Searching for Tribe

Give me some place that I can go  Where I don’t have to justify myself Swimming out alone against this tide Looking for a family looking for tribe                          … Continue reading

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Double Dog Dare

Hmmm… I think I’ve accepted a ‘double dog dare’ from my friend to write more. I don’t know what that’s exactly going to look like – but it may or may not involve you being suckered into reading more stuff. … Continue reading

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In Response to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop

That’s my alternate title to “An Open Letter to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop”… It was 2008, my 6 year old son and I were in a Baskin-Robbins, it was his first visit to an ice cream shop … Continue reading

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The Ring Tale

This is my fast Saturday story – enjoy. Several years ago we invested in a laundry ring to use instead of detergent in our wash.  We really loved it and one of our friends was curious about how well it … Continue reading

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I know we are connected

In the past I was chastised by a peer. It concerned giving my opinion about a matter amongst a group of people.  He took me to task because he felt that another person in the group might have been upset … Continue reading

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