Normal

Finding a Path to Normal (Photo by MillyMoss in North Carolina Oct 2020)

There is still a lot of talk of the “new normal,” “returning to normal,” and “there is no going back to normal.” What does this mean? I have questions; What is normal? What is normal for me and what is normal for you? Since when was my normal or yours no longer normal?

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Scary Stuff

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

What scares you in this world? Lots of things scare me. I have spent much of my life with some fear or another looking around the next corner for the bogeyman. Most of these fears are unfounded and a few are not. It is the ‘what ifs’ that stir up fear. When we get past, ‘What if?’ we need to ask, “What are we afraid of? And what is the true danger?

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My Seasons Your Seasons

Morning Luffa Blossom in Milly’s Summer Garden – All blossoms no fruit… Yet!

Gardening is teaching me planting, tending, harvesting, and more. This year I learned the hard way that every garden has its own seasons. Its own pattern. While there may be general seasons for my area north of the equator. There are variations in locations.

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The Ride of My Life

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Woosh! Whoa! Slow down. Then we creep along the track straight up in the air. Prepare… Creep… Prepare… creep… tension builds. The last day, we teeter at the top of the track with nothing but clear blue skies in every direction. Ah, Beautiful. It feels like we are floating on air. We can’t see the tracks. Only “blue skies ahead.”

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Sow in Tears Reap in Joy

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

The 4th of July is a day of celebration in America. After a year of restrictions, families could finally pull together to celebrate. Something hangs in the air. Among us regular folks, the celebrations seemed muted after a year of losses. What is this heavy weight in the atmosphere?

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Unintended Consequences

Photo by Bradyn Trollip on Unsplash

Most of my career I worked in the public sector. In my field unintended consequences are a big concern. Anytime decisions, policies, and/or actions are taken, we consider the possible outcomes and what might be the unintended consequences. This process includes determining as many “what ifs” as possible. Good intentions can have hurtful results.

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A Dream and A Calling

Who is Calling? (Photo by Anand Thakur on Unsplash)

The journey I started five years ago is taking a turn into uncharted territory. At least uncharted for me. After many missteps and delays, I am about to step tentatively into the unknown. Within seven days, my dream career will end. I have heard the call and I follow.

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