Heligirl

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Gaining Perspective

What’s really important to you? That sounds like a simple enough question, but give it some real thought. The first thing jumping to mind may not be right. Or is it? Ponder it a bit. There’s no penalty for changing your answer ....more

Curiosity

Why is it that we sometimes put so much stock into acceptance from others? As if the very validation of our existence hangs on the approval of one person or a handful of people? ...more

When Passion Finds You

Do you know what it’s like to want something? I mean really want something. So much so that you develop a cop on a high speed chase kind of tunnel vision while you ignore the infernal screams of your rational mind warning of the most certain impending doom of that hairpin turn ahead? That’s a rhetorical question by the way ....more

Take a Leap of Faith, You Never Know What Will Catch You

Every time I watch Megamind I get an intense case of the giggles over Megamind and his little fishy sidekick Minion attempting to speak code by basically just saying “code” before every sentence. It flies in the face of all that is code, which is why it is so funny ....more

Is Tomorrow Christmas Yet

I made a big mistake recently. I decorated the house and started talking about Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. Parents with older kids, I can see you pointing and laughing. Please stop. I may break down and need to be admitted to the psych ward, so thin is the ice I now tread ....more

Princesses On Ice

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A Moral Dilemma

When hearing of a tragic event in someone’s life, where in they’ve lost a part of themselves, be it a limb, a sense, or an ability, I often turn in on myself and ask that impossible question – if given a choice, and told I had to choose one or lose my life – which would I choose to loose? ...more

Remembering to be thankful

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Fall Foliage

We don’t have a lot of fall foliage here in the Pacific Northwest the way the do in the Northeast. After all, we are the Evergreen State, right? But there are those collections of trees (mostly man planted) that can give the fall color I love. Last fall I broke down and put some of that beloved color in my yard. I selected a gorgeous Sunset Maple, it’s last few leaves glowing an almost florescent red ....more

Fall Foliage

We don’t have a lot of fall foliage here in the Pacific Northwest the way the do in the Northeast. After all, we are the Evergreen State, right? But there are those collections of trees (mostly man planted) that can give the fall color I love. Last fall I broke down and put some of that beloved color in my yard. I selected a gorgeous Sunset Maple, it’s last few leaves glowing an almost florescent red ....more