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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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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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49 Days – Days 37 – 43, Cali

February 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012. 9:11 p.m. landing in LAX for the third leg of my 49 Days of adventure. Meeting up with the lovely Olivia to spend some time sharing in her college-life, and running in the 5K portion of Tinkerbell Half-Marathon Weekend. Good times. Good times. (Did I really just say that?) First stop [...]

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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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Oh Look! A squirrel. And other things I need to know about myself to not waste my entire day

March 5, 2011

I am a classic scatterbrain. I am the epitome of “Oh Look! A squirrel.” Take me out for a walk on a sunny day and one moment I am strolling along talking with you, then I am paused to study some lichen on a brick wall, then I am marveling at the pattern of shadows [...]

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2010, A Year of My Life

December 29, 2010

I am a quiet girl, prone to moving through life at a turtle’s pace and to doing things at small, detailed levels. I am not one for making big splashes, yet I know I can have profound effects. Nevertheless, when I look back at my life, sometimes I feel like I haven’t done much; the [...]

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Why I Jumped the NaNoWriMo Ship

November 13, 2010

NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. In November, thousands of folks step up to write a novel. A “novel” for these purposes is defined as 50,000 words of non-fiction, written over the course of 30 days. November 2009 was my first NaNoWriMo. I hunkered down with my laptop, and wrote my 50,000 words. [...]

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Against a tide

July 7, 2010

This evening we talked of things we did as kids. Something in the conversation got me to remembering a time when I was about eight and my family was out on Puget Sound in our old Chris-Craft cabin cruiser for one of our weekend wanderings through the waterways. We’d stopped at some little cove and [...]

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Just say, “Yes” to Seattle Erotic Art Festival

April 24, 2010

During my Mondo Beyondo work last month, one day the lesson was about saying, Yes. Part of the premise was about not seeing ourselves the same old way, and thereby releasing self-imposed restrictions on the possibilities for our lives. Luckily, that was the same day that I was approached to create a wall ornamentation at [...]

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The Old Days – theSeattleBlog.com

April 10, 2010

I did it! In a moment of “what the hell” I moved my blog posts from my first blog over here to Ordinary Beauty, which is (and has been for awhile) my main blog. This required making two moves on my server which can mysteriously fail and cause things to implode, so I am giving [...]

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