Birthday Love

There are certain times during the year that I am now taking the time to reflect on. New Year’s is one of them; I look back during that calendar year and take stock, what happened last year? What did I learn? What did I overcome? How did I feel overall? How do I […]

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Love Takes Courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu There are two statements here, and I will start with the latter one, first. Love takes courage! Within each person, there is a shy kernel of that person’s personality. Call it soul or mind or Freudian […]

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Inner Voice

From the time I was twelve years old, I wanted to live in California. I would see pictures of the coast, the Golden Gate Bridge, the rolling hills of poppies. I knew I needed to be there. My mom would ask, “Why California?”, and to be honest—I didn’t even know. All I knew, […]

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The Magnitude of A Small Gesture

Growing up my family did a lot of camping. Our faith life was always incorporated. No matter where we were, we would find a way to practice. Sometimes there was even a mass at the campground where we were staying. Often, I carried this with me into my 20’s camping with my college […]

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I Walk

Every day, I walk. I wake up early and watch the sky become light. Most days I bundle up in warm clothes, always wishing for warmer weather, yet accepting whatever temperature the day has awoken with. As I accept the weather outside, I accept whatever temperature is inside me. As I walk on […]

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Love inspired love

A labor of Love; that is what drew my eyes to the corner house yard I passed on a daily basis on my way to church or other activities in that part of town. I’d admired the tall, wild looking floral varieties growing along the front walkway. Then I watched in awe as […]

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Finding Love

This is a follow-up to my “Expectations are the Enemy of Love” Maravilla Love story (10/13/2019 – https://bit.ly/2T9Adbj). Recognizing that expectations are the enemy of love is a pretty highfalutin idea. I am at a point people call me a senior citizen. This love story is about my efforts at finding love throughout the […]

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