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I Finally Don’t Care about Getting a Tan

I never thought this would happen.

Loving Me, Too


I spent most of the day outside today. That’s the second time this month, and I loved it like Christmas. Outside is the best place to be on a spring-like day in February when you’ve been sitting inside with the computer too long.

This afternoon, I had a revelation. After puttering around the house and yard all morning, I took my laptop into the backyard, spread a blanket under the trees, which means anywhere in my backyard urban forest, and looked for a position where I could see the computer screen. Ever since I was about 16 years old, going into the backyard with a blanket, in the daytime, meant looking for the spot with the most sun because I was trying to work on my tan. My fair, freckly skin burns easily, so spending a few minutes in the backyard would prepare me for the beach and prevent more…

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Low Tide

Prajakta has written exactly what I needed to read. Her poem comforts me like a soft blanket of synchronicity.

An Armchair Perfectionist


You work for it. You sweat for it.

Shoot a dozen wishes to make it happen…

Yet it keeps getting out of your reach.

You chase it to a point and almost give up in exhaustion

Maybe you pause and breathe.

Take in the beauty of the low tides,

Of how the sun and its shine is a lot closer to you.

As you take in the warmth, you feel the softest touch of the waves

Swirling designs around you in the sands

The tide has turned… When it was the time.

It is coming in your arms,

All at the right time,

When you were finally ready…

Written for Thursday Photo Prompt   at Sue’s.

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Letting Go and Trusting Time

I’m reminded that someone told me many years ago, “Everything I’ve ever let go of had claw marks on it.” At the time, I thought she was joking. But now, I know what she meant.

Loving Me, Too


It’s been just over a month since I “retired.” That word doesn’t feel accurate – especially since I’m just as busy as I ever was. Graduated might be a better fit. I’ve transitioned to a more creative lifestyle with more freedom and flexibility. But old habits die hard.

I’ve become aware that my stress level is still higher than I want it to be, higher than my intended lifestyle would require. The technical aspects of self-publishing are challenging, but I’m working through that process one step at a time. My stress level might have more to do with the self-imposed deadline to have my book available by Valentine’s Day. I’ve said that I’m taking my own advice and trusting the timing on the release date, but I still feel like I should be able to at least have it available to pre-order by then. There’s that retched word: should. I

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Practical, meaningful, joyful, and heartwarming stories brought to us by Brad at Writing to Freedom. The Teacher of the Year Video had me grinning from ear to ear. The Kindness Matters story moved me to tears of wonder and contentment.

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This week Awesome Stories brings you regenerative agriculture, diversity, kindness, and better teaching.

Regenerating the Planet

regenerative agriculture, Awesome Stories Regenerated forest by Ernst Gortsch

Embracing regenerative agriculture may be our best plan to both reverse climate change and repair ecosystems. According to research from the Rodale Institute, regenerative agriculture might be able to sequester up to 40% of current CO2 emissions, and maybe even 100% if pasture lands were treated the same way! Regenerative agriculture is the term for agriculture that attempts to help nature while growing food. Methods include no-tillage, organic fertilizers, composting, rotating crops, and resting fields to help soils heal and regenerate. Of course, we would also need to dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels, but this might be our best way to actually reverse or stabilize climate change. As with most reform, the key is creating enough public awareness and political will. Will you help?

Balancing Diversity and Social…

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