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Never Leave The Playground

I watched a video today that had me smiling in moments.  It was about a 71 year old man , Steven Jepson, whose philosophy in life is “never leave the playground.”  For Jepson, that means keeping active, agile, sharp, and exuberant by daily play. Jepson had me wanting to head

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Following My Bliss

For the first time in a well over a week I was able take a few consecutive hours to work on what will be my first full-length novel.  I’m mere hours away from having the first draft completed and unlike the last few times I went to write, when I

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A dreary day in this harbour town

It’s a wet and dreary day in Halifax.  Halifax gives its residents a lot of these days, however, on days like today, when it’s been awhile and we’ve been blessed with sun, I treasure the rain and the fog. It’s somehow endearing in this harbour town, the way a Leonard

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Walk on up to the buffet of life!

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Today Awhile ago, I volunteered at my local YMCA.  I was the first presenter in  their kids’ camp ‘try something new‘ week.  That new was Zumba, and it really was new. Not a single child had done it before. I was told to expect about 15 kids there, along with a few

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Let it come . . .

Driving from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia today I was blessed with that simple joy that comes from feeling content to be alive and where you are in a particular moment. I usually find the drive long and monotonous, with constant checks to the clock. I’m not sure why, but

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Love is a Verb

Luv is a verb quote by DC Talk

The first CD I ever bought was a Christian rap group’s album: DC Talk’s Free at Last. One of the songs, “Luv is a verb,” was the catalyst to the way I’ve tried to view love throughout my life. As a result of this song, various things I’ve read, observations I’ve made,

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Wordless Already

I’m only five days into this blog and already I felt a struggle today to write and pressure to ‘have’ to think up a topic because I decided I would contribute something every day (as long as circumstances allow). I’m visiting my family and to take the discipline and concentration

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It takes too long?

The other day (What? 2013 can be the other day …) I was talking to my twelve-year-old niece.  She said she hated reading. Obviously, as a writer and an avid reader I was not overly happy to hear this. She said reading was boring and why would I want to

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Delaying Gratification (part two)

I finished yesterday‘s the previous post with reference to way we so often delay dealing with the problems of life and the way those problems usually end up growing and often, because of the mental strain they create, steal from our Joy. M. Scott Peck in The Road Less Travelled says the

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Delaying Gratification (part one)

Quote on Delaying Gratification by M. Scott Peck

This past week I  had an interview to work on writing a manuscript for a man. The topic was his life’s work: understanding life and how to live.  Despite his strong interest in hiring me and my strong interest in being involved in this project, other concerns meant a partnership

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