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Facebook Stalkers, Voyeurs, Fans, and Friends

Life as a Miracle – I have many blog posts under that umbrella. I plan to anthologize the numerous tales – all true – in a book. Will you buy it?

 

You don’t have to be an Einstein to note this juxtaposition of beliefs, this duality of truths and decisions of how to live.… ...

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Woosh! Friendship lost and regained. Whew!

Woosh. All the air left Bonnie’s lungs. The moments-ago lobby scene with Jackie was bad—well, she admitted it had been a fight. Not like the grasping-and-clawing, utterly gross mudwrestling Bonnie had glimpsed during an online search for one of Pastor Rankin’s sermons, but it couldn’t have been described as a discussion, either.… ...

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Our Friends are Here! Our Friends are Here!

PJ, Ed, Narelle, and Larry in Sydney, Australia

Good morning! Today we will pick up our Aussie friends from the airport. It’s been three years since we’ve seen them and we have much to discuss, much to celebrate. Jubilance abounds!

Ed and Narelle will have celebrated their birthdays in January, but we’ll re-celebrate them here, American style with cake!… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Fernando

What does one do to commemorate the finalization of a 30-year mortgage? To celebrate the closure of an onerous task: opening the checkbook and writing a check with many zeros 360 times… to be the owners of the home and not the bank!… ...

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Once, Twice, Three Times = Trend

I have a tape recorder memory. At least I once did.

It works like the vaunted photographic memory. I recall snippets of conversations, often odd bits that don’t fit a logical paradigm.

It’s not because I was once an actress, as the graphic suggests, but because I was a speech-language pathologist working with voice clients, and I was compelled to recall the before-after-and-inbetween aspects of my clients’ voices.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Rosalinda and Cindy

Some dates you never forget. The configuration of the room, the season, the temp. The people who showed up. Those not.

When you got the news of Kennedy being shot, when the first plane flew into one of the Twin Towers – so you could turn on the live TV coverage to watch the second improbable crash.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: a new friend helps me comfort an old friend

Several years ago I published a book, followed by another and another, with one in the works… Who knew I had an affinity for one, let alone a lot?

Well… you know who and you know how, you get the gist.… ...

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A Book of Imaginary Friends

I never had imaginary friends as child.

Did you? If not, read this to understand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_friend

But I read and read and read. My family lived in small communities, sparsely populated and countrified.

My psychologist friends tell me that I am fortunate: as the oldest child I was allowed to read and play, not conscripted as caregiver to my three younger sibs.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: iPhone Home

My husband and I are not obsessive text-tweet-selfie-posting fools. When we vacation, we unplug. In today’s vernacular the term is off-grid: no emails, no postcards, no phone home. We liberate ourselves from the entrapments of daily life and self-interest to immerse ourselves in what’s new, immense, and worshipful abroad, to grow larger versions of ourselves.… ...

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Never Say Die

12143085_911170462300284_2457852695751020278_nSeveral weeks ago my husband and I flew, turn-around quick, to Michigan to attend the funeral of one of his mentors, the father of his high school chum. The flight, turbulent literally and figuratively, took far less time than the famous farmer shown, but we were no less dedicated to the trip.… ...

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