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A Swinging Saturday Night

A Swinging Saturday Night

Quote About Swinging

Swing

Earlier this evening, I took a detour during my drive along River Road to spend some time at a place that is quite special to me.  I stumbled upon this spot when I was a teenager and have never divulged its location to anyone and cannot imagine that I ever will.  I selfishly want to keep it to myself, as I don’t want it associated with anyone or anything else, and it is one of the few…

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Release Me
Pearl Jam "Relase" Lyrics

Release

Sometimes, when my life is going smoothly, rather than this being a sign that everything is fine, it seems to be an ominous warning that chaos is about to ensue.  I found this to be true earlier this week, when I received some unexpected news that unleashed the once familiar anxiety that has been blissfully absent from my daily existence for awhile.  I was stunned at how it returned with…

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A Cup of Kindness

A Cup of Kindness

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Starbucks Coffee Cup

Random Acts of Kindness

It seems like social media gets a bad rap for increasingly becoming a platform for bullying, gossiping, spreading negativity, etc., and some days, I would tend to agree.  Today definitely is not one of those days, though, thanks to a post by one of my friends.  I think the world of Julie, as she is intelligent, beautiful, hardworking,…

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Scarred

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Quote about Scars

Scars

Every day when I am taking a shower and getting dressed, I cannot help but notice the visible scars that dot my body.  I earned my first scars, thanks to the chicken pox virus that my two older sisters exposed me to when I only 6 months old.  I only had six spots, yet three left their mark on my wrist, face, and thigh to remind me of this event that I was too young to ever remember. …

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The Laundry Room
Quote About Trust

Trust

At the day shelter for homeless men where I am privileged to work, there are countless moments of immense joy and heartbreaking sorrow experienced by the nearly 200 men who walk through our doors each day.  Some of these men come and go without me making a connection with them.  Some men and I have an instant connection and get to know each other rather well, while other connections are…

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Bald is Beautiful

Irregardless of how positive a certain phrase or sentence sounds, one must pay attention to not only what is being said, but who is saying it, as well. 

Bald is Beautiful

Irregardless of how positive a certain phrase or sentence sounds, one must pay attention to not only what is being said, but who is saying it, as well. 

Two Years…

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Two years ago today, with great trepidation and excitement, I published my first blog.  As I think back on that fateful moment and all that has transpired over these past two years, I cannot wrap my brain around everything that I have seen, heard, felt, and done.  Some of these experiences have made their way into this blog, while other stories have gone untold.  It still humbles and surprises…

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Hitting the Right Note

Hitting the Right Note

Music quote

Music has been a powerful thought-provoking, emotion evoking force in my life as far back as I can remember. There are certain songs that transport me back to periods of my life and all of the feelings that were, and still are, associated with it. Sometimes, music is associated with an event, such my high school prom. Sometimes, it is tied to a person or a group of people, like my college…

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