Make-Believe

To which do I owe loyalty? The myths that color my existence or the truth that brews my soul? Lies take hold and taint all, until one becomes the other. Wake up, Wake up! Another week gone. Pinch the fat and cower with intention. Put on a happy face and go about my way. Clutter […]

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I’d rather be Outside

Here I stand, senses alive to what surrounds me. The cat and I pause- to notice, to listen. Time outside serves as daily medicine. It is my escape in the woods and my peace on the water’s horizon. I tap into childlike nature climbing boulders, studying stones, and inhaling the breeze that sways through the […]

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A Cat called Sprout

A little voice squeals to signal morning. I stumble over all four paws that weave between my steps. A scoop of kibbles snoozes my alarm. The morning ritual continues with a cat called Sprout.   I lower to equal footing with the cat who dutifully follows, wide eyes longing for attention.  I extend my human […]

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Fleeting Inspirations

Dots and lines layer over as a smile forms in pure pleasure. Witnessing the delight to create inspires me to be better. Oh to be young and full of promise, lifted up with dreams not yet written, before the realities of life corrupt the inner being.   I’m not getting any younger to put off […]

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Our First Gingerbread House…Actually, Tepee Tent

It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re strolling the grocery aisles humming along to Christmas songs while shopping for the week’s meals when Derek notices a DIY Gingerbread House kit. The box came with pre-baked, ready-to-assemble walls with candies and bagged frosting for $14.99. It looked like a fun Christmas activity that neither of us had done […]

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Clearwater Aquarium: Rescue, Rehab, and Release the Animals

It must have seemed like a simple mistake at first when a baby dolphin swam into the line of a crab trap. But when she couldn’t free herself and her mother felt that there was nothing that could be done, this baby dolphin was stranded in an entanglement of lines cutting off the circulation to […]

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To Another Year of Adventures

I turned 30 and didn’t want to make a big deal about it, and Derek already knew how I felt without even asking. What I cherish about our marriage is that we built it on a great friendship. Derek Jager is the love of my life and we make our own path together with adventures, […]

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