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Wings and Feet

I have a “wings” event coming up soon—my 62nd birthday. It won’t be like my 60th party where I took it over the top with tiaras and jewels.  Mimicking the event across the pond when the Queen of England celebrated … Continue reading

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Oh Canada! Eh?

I have not traveled internationally for quite awhile and I quickly found out how much things had changed. As a young girl, I first left the United States with my parents and three sisters on several vacations across the pond … Continue reading

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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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