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Surround Yourself with Art

There’s a thrill to surrounding yourself with beauty, don’t you think?  Whether it’s a small bouquet of flowers…or a fantastic piece of art…or a song that burrows deep and won’t let go. Today, I’m going to share some wallpapers with you.  For phones.  For computer desktops.  They’re my favorite right now.  I love changing it […]

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How to Heal a Broken Wing

Curiosity and empathy are two traits I crave for Liliana.  Of course, they can’t be forced.  She has to see Dan and me practicing both on a daily basis. How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham is a perfect tool to encourage growth and foster discussion in these areas. A boy named Will […]

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The Faith Club

I’ve just had the most surreal experience in reading The Faith Club.  I thought I was alone in my thinking processes (don’t we all?), but it turns out I’m not.  I thought I had veered crazily from my faith, but it turns out, not so much.  From religion, yes.  From faith, no. Three women–Ranya Idliby […]

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Moon Language

Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; otherwise, someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye that is always […]

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Fall Food

The leaves are changing, the nights are cooling, and somehow…our menu changes, too.  There are apples in orchards–we’re visiting one this afternoon–and pumpkins to be picked and carved, and the last bit of summer goodness to eat. I had the best tomato salad EVER on W.A. Frost’s patio on Thursday night.  I’ve always said this, […]

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