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It’s That Time Again

November 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

For many folk, November means time to dust off the holiday decorations, plan elaborate meals with family, and search their closet for the pants with elastic waistbands. But [...]

Write Love | NaNo-Insanity

October 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

I always think, if there’s one month a year that I do not have time to write very much, it would have to be November—the kid is on minimum days and then break for half [...]

Write Love | NaNoWriMo In Just 3 Days

October 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

Dude. Where did October go? I was sitting over there filing my nails and making glib promises to write a novel in 30 days, and suddenly Halloween is here and I have to get [...]

One Man’s Brush With Kindness – Working With Habitat For Humanity

October 14, 2013 // 1 Comment

. . . when I went in there and started bagging things up with volunteers, their entire outlook changed. We weeded and trimmed the front yard. We got a dumpster and got rid of more than half of the clutter in that house. I personally got up on that rickety-ass roof and slapped some plywood, roofing tar, and a tarp across some of the worst areas. Now, they act as if I’m part of the family. They call me to check in on me, make sure I’m getting enough rest and not stressing myself out too much. Why? Because I showed them I was committed to them. [...]

Mindfulness, Made Simple

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

To enter fully the day, the hour, the moment whether it appears as life or death, whether we catch it on the in-breath or out-breath, requires only a moment, this [...]

For Here, Please

October 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

Although I do enjoy many things about “to go”—my grad school days of roaming about Mid-City in New Orleans with a delicious cocktail in a go-cup, or getting take-out [...]

Mirror, Mirror, Off The Wall

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

At the end of that day, it was clear to me: judging follows looking like some parasitic worm. And self judgment is often the most critical. How often do we cringe at a photo of ourselves that others think is nice? But judgment doesn’t have to be par for the looking glass. [...]
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