Monthly Archives: December 2015

Basic Human Decency, Respect and Grace

Back in 1993, what feels like another lifetime, Dwight and I moved into a one-bedroom condo on the seventh floor or The American Towers in downtown Salt Lake City. The idea of living downtown was charming. Everything was within walking distance. … Continue reading

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Gratitude Jar: from Solstice to Solstice

On the longest night of the year, Winter Solstice, I released all of the sadness from 2015 into the stars. Then, I started this gratitude jar. From the longest night to the shortest, I’ll drop in a word, a phrase, … Continue reading

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It’s Going to Be a DWIGHT Christmas

It’s Going to Be a Dwight Christmas After All A few days ago, someone Dwight loved very much met me at my front door, handed me a box and told me, “Here. Here are some of Dwight’s ashes. He would … Continue reading

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15 Things I Learned in 2015

15 Things I Learned in 2015 Love unconditionally. Be generous. Be honest. Be worthy of trust. Be grateful. Move forward. Tell your story. Forgive. Forget, too. Set boundaries. Stay inside the boundaries you set. It is okay to have a … Continue reading

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Gus, Trust and Hu-Mom

Hu-Mom and I Learn about TRUST   Trust.   It’s a big word. With a Soul Sessions talk from Brene Brown, Hu-mom is learning about trust. Like me, she lost trust.   What is trust? In The Thin Book of … Continue reading

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Wishing for a Dwight Christmas

Dwight, I miss you.  I’m wishing for a Dwight Christmas filled with you reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales, our Christmas tree from Grandpa McCurry, marathons of Lonesome Dove and snow. Here we are with Dr. Bill and Dr. Jeff at Stein … Continue reading

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Just Like the Grinch

Years ago, I attended a chakra workshop. We drew our chakras. When I stepped back from my 11″ x 17″ paper, I saw that my heart was small.  It was so small compared to the rest of the chakras that … Continue reading

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Elusive Sleep and 5-Dog Nights

One of my all-time favorite scenes is from The Scarlet Pimpernel.  “The seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven, or is he in hell, that damned elusive Pimpernel.” Recently, sleep has been … Continue reading

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TRUST: 1 syllable, 5 letters

TRUST 6 December 2015   TRUST.   5 letters.   1 syllable.   Essential.   Dwight used to tell me, “I know my real friends because they are honest with me. They tell me the truth, even when it is … Continue reading

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