TWIN FLAME

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David gave me another challenge.  Pick the 1 photo that I took to summarize our 1 year together.  This may seem like a simple task, but unfortunately, I can’t do it.  We have had so many adventures this past year, that I have captured, I just can’t pick one.  He on the other hand probably has designed an entire portfolio.  Therefore, I decided to …

Today I Walked Among Them

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Today I walked among them.  Standing in rows and columns, spaced precisely apart.  Straight at attention, in death, as they were in life. Twice a day for the past 7.5 years I have passed them.  They silently peer out at me as I drive by.  Surrounded by flowers and flags, as neatly spaced as they are.   They are warmed by the heat of the …

The Unforgotten Soldier

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All Gave Some, Some Gave All.  You Are Not Forgotten. 70 years ago today a 19-year-old medic, named Clarence, went missing during the May Massacre in Kungwong So Korea.   My mother had just turned 5 years old and was waiting for her uncle to come home to celebrate her birthday as he had promised.  Instead, in Middlebury, Vt an empty casket lays in a …

What A Mother Wants

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What does Mom want for Mother’s Day? It’s Mother’s Day and the question comes up, what to get mom for Mother’s Day.  The answer is so simple and often overlooked.  I am your mom.  I don’t want trinkets, cards or flowers, although always appreciated.  I don’t need to spend a day to myself in a spa, nor do I need you to make special …

Ode To My Brother (From the same Mother. And Father)

Ode To My Brother (From the same Mother. And Father)

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“You’ve got to be kidding”, You said to our mother. “You brought home a sister, I wanted a brother”! For months you would tell, Everyone you did see. This is my sister, Her name’s Timothy. Eventually, you warmed up, And the name it did change. However what you called me, Depended on the exchange. You taught me well dear brother. Unconditional love, Is often …

Cultural Appropriation

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What is Cultural Appropriation? The term Cultural Appropriation has become more prevalent in the past decade, but what does it mean?  Cultural Appropriation is the adoption of an element or elements of one culture by another culture or identity.  So for example, certain styles of dancing, changing religious or spiritual beliefs, wearing certain hairstyles, or dressing in clothing from another country can lead to …

Brain Waves

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The brain is a fascinating and complicated organ. Thoughts Warrior has been quiet for a while as I have been going through diagnosis and treatment for a concussion. A beautiful day and planned photoshoot turned into a day of tangled metal and tangled brain. Back story events: It was a beautiful sunny day last month and we decided to track down and capture a …

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Matthew

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In the summer of 1990, my brother-in-law, Matthew came to stay at his parents house for what he knew would be his final summer. Matthew had been battling AIDS, then so new, and with so much stigma back then. He had missed our wedding the summer before with “food poisoning”, but he wanted to be home that summer. He had the hope of hanging …

The Challenge

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A couple days ago I issued a challenge:  David was to take photos and I was to write about them. So here goes: In our daily lives we often go about our business of work, school, family.  We are inundated with news of hatred and fear. Our lives constantly being bombarded with projects, deadlines, rushing to activities with our children, we often let the …

A Daughter’s Love For Her Dad

A Daughter’s Love For Her Dad

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I am a day late for Father’s Day. The day slipped by me. Spent Saturday with dad while he was in town. Yesterday hiking and reflecting. My psychic, yes psychic, as I believe in all things spiritual, said that I will be guided by the wisdom of an older man. Well, I have been guided by not only his wisdom but his love and …

Borrowed Stages Of Love

Borrowed Stages Of Love

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I am borrowing this one, do not know the author. Saw it on Facebook, but will expand with my own thoughts. We only fall in love with 3 people in our lifetime-each one is for a specific reason. Often our first is when we are young. In high school even. It’s the idealistic life-like the fairytales re-read as children. This is the love that …

There Is A Stronger Force Than You In The Universe

There Is A Stronger Force Than You In The Universe

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As I start this post I don’t really have a title for it. But hey, random thoughts dont always need one. The other night before bed, after a crap day, I was reading thru Facebook posts of friends. One of my friends in Texas is a Marathon runner, who has run all over the world. She has also beaten breast cancer and since we …

Simple Relationship Rules

Simple Relationship Rules

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Many years ago a wise man gave me several tips on how to make a relationship last. They sadly did not work out for my marriage. However, now that I am older I fully understand how couples tend to overlook the simple rules while they get caught up in the day-to-day routines or mourn the loss of a fantasy romance and happily ever. Communication. …

Hope - Don't Lose Yourself

Hope – Don’t Lose Yourself

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On May 7th my boss sent me an invite to join in a zoom meeting with Frank DeAngelis. Mr. DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine High School 21 years ago, during the Columbine shooting. He was guest speaking at a meeting for our Long Term Care providers. I was stressed with the workload of converting our office to operating remotely and being a calming …

I Don't See Color, I see You

I Don’t See Color, I see You

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A year ago I took a class on Cultural Diversity. The class was separated into groups and given cards with different scenarios. One of the cards read a coworker stated to another coworker: “I don’t see your color, I see you”. I was amazed the entire class thought that this was an incredibly racist thing to say. I asked the class and instructors and …