The Journey

A few months back, I was up to my eyeballs in the stress of a Huge Opportunity*. It was the kind of thing one alternately hopes for and yet fears, one of those "that would never happen to me, but what if it did?" things. This Huge Opportunity took over my life for the better …

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Another Perspective

It's that time of year again - I am officially an "Apple Widow," as Frank works late most nights and into the weekend, trying to get ready for Apple's biggest launch and keynote of the year. His job there has a lot of great perks - plenty of vacation and sick time, free outdoor concerts …

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Be who you are, be the change

I remember Election Night 1992 very well. My sisters and I stayed up late to watch Rocky IV (as you do) while my parents were out at a party, and we switched it off to hear the final results.  We heard the newscaster read the percentages and say that Beverly Barnhart had won our precinct, and …

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Welcome Spring

My thoughts are a jumble these days, thus why I have not done much writing.  If you could open my brain, it would look like that corner drawer in your kitchen, overflowing with nails and screws, dried up glue and birthday candles, tangled string and electrical cords that belong to something, pens that don't work …

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‘One Day in December’ – a Kickstarter film campaign

I met an Irishman today. He was an environmental health and safety worker, giving out to someone in the room next door, and my ears perked up to his Dublin accent right away. I couldn’t help but interrupt their conversation, watching as his gruff demeanor melted away when he started telling stories about “the old …

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End of an era.

It's the final week of May here in beautiful California, mild and sunny and relaxed. We had a nice Memorial day weekend of visiting with family, working on things around the house, and exploring the seaside boardwalk of Santa Cruz. I repainted my childhood rocking chair for the kids, from a tired brown varnish to a lovely …

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