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From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges

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August 2017

Life Vesting

It's scary isn't it seeing what is happening in Texas? I've kept Texans in my thoughts and prayers since Hurricane Harvey made landfall. And will continue doing so as the storm continues to hit the Gulf and emergency efforts continue.... Continue Reading →

Today Means Amen

I can't claim the below poem as my own. If only. It has been on my heart today. I've reread it so many times the last week. Shared it with my husband. With friends. Now I want to share it... Continue Reading →

Exploiting The Mind (Manipulation At It’s Finest)

To control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one's own advantage, that is what Merriam-Webster defines as manipulation. Manipulation: exploiting a person's mind. Also called emotional abuse. I was speaking with a friend some time ago about how her... Continue Reading →

Finding Beauty In A Dying World

I'm watching the world die around me. I've said it before, this isn't the place where I lay down my political stance. I've read about each side of the aisle. I've read how some on one aisle agrees with the... Continue Reading →

For The Love of…Summer

Technically summer started on June 21st. But, you know, tomatoes tamatoes. With summer comes Mr. Sun, new adventures, sun screen, tan lines and lots and lots of water. After what seemed like a forever and a day rainy season the... Continue Reading →

Be Like Nike

The PNW is in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. Normally during the summer we will get a day or two of triple digit weather. Well, mother nature (or is it global warming) decided one or two days... Continue Reading →

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