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Camp Widow Canada 2014

Kim will be presenting a workshop based on her book “Listen for the Whispers: Coping with Grief and Learning to Live Again” for the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation‘s first international gathering at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel on … Continue reading

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Poop on the Dunes

I see what I know. As an adult, I instinctively make connections to previous knowledge when I am introduced to something new. This process somewhat diminishes the impact of its novelty, but it allows me to store the data correctly … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Check Your Dipstick!

After crouching on a lime-green foam kneeling pad, he pushed with all of his might against the 6’x6’ thick concrete cover. “Wait Dad, let me help you,” I interrupted as I joined him by squatting down near the well cover, … Continue reading

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The Living Tree

 Paint wears off. Lacquer chips. Stain fades. But underneath them all, the truth resides Oblivious to its future strength, a seedling sprouts and blindly pushes through the soil. Its new leaves unfold, bending instinctively towards the warmth of the sun … Continue reading

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Silent Service

“The Battalion sailed from New York Harbor on August 11,1944 at 1205 hours, and after a fine smooth voyage on the SS John Ericcson, arrived at Liverpool, England on August 21…Then, suddenly getting the nod, we rolled down the Bill … Continue reading

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Restocking the Pantry

My high school years were the first opportunity to earn an actual paycheck. Mom and Dad helped to stock my first life cupboard with a hearty supply of high expectations and a boatload of work ethic. My first summer job … Continue reading

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Unpacking

I did not have a very good rest last Friday night. You see my mind is like a giant trunk.  All week long, my deepest, most pensive moments and daily deeds are precisely organized by date and time and are … Continue reading

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Do Not Disturb

Bears do “it”. Some rodents do “it”. The fat-tailed dwarf lemur of Madagascar does “it”. And I have done “it” too. What is “it”? Hibernation! This state of inactivity in the animal kingdom lowers the body temperature and slows down … Continue reading

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Gratitude

David S. Kluxen Jr. (10/31/48- 2/24/93) Another year has passed without our beloved David. We will never forget him, but we have learned to move forward with gratitude for the time we were given with him. Kim  Gratitude image is … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

Mother Nature sure is a taskmaster! She does not know it, but she has been preparing me for my upcoming retirement. But does she have to be so ruthless??   As a teacher I am subject to “snow days”. I do … Continue reading

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