new life

In With the Good

November 16, 2012

My doctor has prescribed an anti-inflammation diet. She wants me to try it out. Rumoured results are pretty amazing–people getting off pain meds, insulin, oxygen … This diet seems to be how I already eat, but pump up the fruits and vegetables and cut out the pasta and sugar. Obtaining fresh fruits and vegetables is [...]

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November 11, 2012

Tonight something prompted me to think about my ex-husband and our marriage, and after a moment I thought, “I am glad we are not together.” This is the first time I can remember when I’ve had that thought in such a clear and unbidden fashion. I mean, I have rationalized that I am better off [...]

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

November 9, 2012

I’ve decided to re-read the books that I read in the days after my marriage crumbled. At that time, each of the books in this photograph was instrumental in keeping me sane, hopeful, or believing in myself. But I was a different person then, and–no question–my mind and heart were addled. So, I’d like to [...]

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If a Tree Snaps in the Woods Can You Stop It?

November 5, 2012

Four months ago a strange wind roared through our woods, snapping gigantic trees in half and uprooting them whole. Hundreds of miles and thousands of acres were tormented by a coup of nature. Perfectly healthy stands of trees were blown over, truly, like toothpicks. There was no possible way to foresee this. There was no [...]

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Let’s See the Life

November 4, 2012

I cannot continue like this, in this limbo, this purgatory. It has been three years, and while my hell has abated, my wounds have not healed sufficiently that I am moving on with life. Three years ago, my marriage was clearly kaput, and I was deeply immersed in dealing with all that comes with the [...]

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Finding the Stuff of Wings

July 23, 2012

Early this spring, just after the swallows and western bluebirds started returning, I got busy cleaning out and repairing our birdhouses, making ready for nesting season. This hadn’t been done for many years, if ever, and I don’t know a lot about bird life, but what I’d read recommended an annual clean-out … Additionally, there [...]

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In love with trees (etc.)

April 17, 2012

I am so in love with my 30-acre Wood. I’ve always adored this particular piece of land, always found it to touch me somehow. But the more time I spend on it, the more I never want to leave it. I am a little confused and baffled by how good I feel just being on [...]

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A journey.

March 22, 2012

Two and a half years ago my marriage imploded. Little by little I move toward a new life, a life which once again fits me and incorporates my dreams. Two and a half years ago, I had my dream life. I had found a partner who shared some of my most important dreams, and we [...]

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A list is not a plan

January 2, 2012

I am a list maker. For many reasons, I make lists, and I could do the obvious here, and make a list of reasons why I make lists, but I will skip that, as it is too obvious, and it is not really what I am talking about right now. What’s important is that the [...]

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Fly like the wind, Bullseye

November 13, 2011

So, in a fit of spontaneity, I agreed to run a half-marathon with my niece, Olivia. Take note, that although I was quite the long-distance runner in high school, uh, I haven’t done much running for decades. I will ask you to also note, that I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and I don’t have [...]

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