Category Archives: Awareness/Action

A Bridge to Connection

A bridge was dedicated in memory of Gayle Faulkner Lawson today in Harlan, Kentucky. The event will not be covered on the world evening news, but I bet it is big news in Harlan. It should be. This morning, the … Continue reading

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Sad and Helpless

Not sure this post will make any sense. I never write political stuff, but today I am. I woke up while it was still dark Sunday night and couldn’t go back to sleep. Like lots of other nights, I turned … Continue reading

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Life’s Ups and Downs

Tom took me to my monthly appointment at the Cincinnati Eye Institute earlier this week. Usually, it takes about three hours, but this appointment only took about an hour and twenty minutes. The parking lot was packed so I was … Continue reading

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Looking for Good

Some years ago, I began to intentionally look for the positive things in my simple, everyday life. I found saying thank you for small kindnesses or letting people know I appreciated them for doing their job well, was very rewarding. … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything

“Everything is hard before it is easy.” -Goethe- Life has been a little crazy lately, so my blog is short this week. Tom and I are approaching our two-year anniversary of living with less. We are convinced we made the right … Continue reading

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Sleep Can Be An Age Thing

Last night, I fell asleep while we were watching one of the late night talk shows. I awoke with my eyes blinking in the darkness at shadows peeking through the blinds. Struggling to stay asleep, but knowing I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Everybody Has a Story

Several days ago, I walked down the hall to get my mail. I always check the bulletin board sign-up sheets for upcoming events scheduled for our building. Coming up was a breakfast, a chili luncheon, our monthly birthday party with … Continue reading

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