Category Archives: Friendship

“No WIFI” should be the new “No TV”

We travel far to escape the Texas heat. We seek the quiet, unhurried corners of the world to escape the frenzy of a big city. We research quaint, serene, gorgeous cottages to escape tourist-trap hotels. What is the first thing … Continue reading

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A simple visit. It’s beyond words.

Downshifting into a simple visit. No activity wrapped around it. No agenda. Time suspended. Continue reading

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I’m marinating in cell phone waves, and so are you

Most cars I pass on the road contain humans with an electric device glued to the side of their head. Tables at restaurants are cluttered with these devices; they silently flash and entice the onlookers away from their culinary experience. … Continue reading

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If I make you an apple pie, will you vote for Hillary?

What kind of zany conversations did you have at your July 4th gathering yesterday? As the volume of adult beverages consumed rose, so did the volume and wackiness factor of the dialogue.  Sound bites flying across the room would occasionally … Continue reading

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Just the right balance. What does that look like?

The most delicious days on my calendar are those that have some breathing room sprinkled in amongst activities I’ve planned. Getting just the right balance is a tricky maneuver. It’s rather like riding my bike with no hands. It feels … Continue reading

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Staring down the mammo biopsy monsters

Friday night at the women’s retreat, Barbara Crafton urged us that “now is the time to erect a spiritual life – don’t’ wait until tragedy strikes, because it strikes us all”. As I heard these words, my Monday annual mammogram … Continue reading

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Everyone landing at the same airport on Thursday

During my overscheduled-overstressed-can’t-believe-I-survived phase of life I learned that the easiest people for me to coordinate schedules with were other people in exactly the same zone as me. We somehow knew how to get on each other’s calendars, when to … Continue reading

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