Musings

Jesus and Betty

After I parked next to this vehicle and got out, I was assaulted with a plethora of bad window decals.  Immediately, I wondered “Does this mean Jesus loves Betty Boop?” According to the stickers this giant SUV he does…although it kind of looks like maybe he’s just looking down on old Betty and thinking to himself “Jesus […]

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My pee got scared!

A few weeks ago, I had to take a pee test to check for drugs in my system.  No, I’m not on probation (to some of you and yours surprise, I am sure). Rather, I recently received a stellar offer to relocate to Portland and part of the company’s pre-employment screening process involves a background check […]

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To my Ginnie Girl

To one of my dearest friends and most honorable of sentient beings, Thank you for being in my life over the past 18 years, but mostly THANK YOU for letting me be your owner for 10 of them. We had a good run, you and I. You have seen more boyfriends and breakups than almost […]

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Tem-uh-COOL-uh!

Recently, my baby brother got married.  His partner is a lovely woman – smart, sassy, good taste, beautiful, and gives my brother a solid run for his money.  She possesses all of the qualities one could hope for when being an overly judgmental sister, 10 years his elder, and I really like her alot!  They […]

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Seven Years

Today is a very special day for celebration.  Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate having my mom in my life, but today is especially momentous.  Today marks seven years since my mom had a stem cell transplant.  I don’t know how to best describe the overwhelming feelings of gratitude, humility and love […]

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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymor Hoffman was a talented actor, pure genius, gifted and prolific.  At just 46, he lost his beautiful life, and we lost him, to addiction. While Hoffman’s life was celebrated by many, there are countless more souls, tormented by pain of addiction, that go unnoticed every day. Drug overdoses kill more people than car […]

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Quote of the Day: Richard Miller

“Meditation doesn’t involve transcending your humanness. It entails recognizing and living from your essential nature, which is already and always unbounded, whole, loving, compassionate, awake, and perfect just as it is, in the midst of the circumstances of your life. True meditation enables you to recover and experience your innate sense of wellbeing, and supports […]

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Safe Passage

“Do you give yourself and others safe passage through your mind?”  This question was recently posed in a meditation forum I belong to.  Often times, we do not. I have been thinking a lot lately about the labels we use, not just for things but people as well….stereotypes, to be more specific.  We define most […]

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