Category Archives: True Story

What Is It You Want?

I can have it, anything I want. All I have to do is know what it is I want. True Story: My neighbor recently lost her husband of nearly 50 years to cancer. We have been neighbors for 16 years and have never had a real connection until now. When I say “real” I mean […]

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Treasured Moments_2017

During the holiday season I take a minute to appreciate the special moments in my life that cause me to pause and smile. ~ My niece, Emily, holding a frog on July 4th in Milwaukee with her red white and blue finger nails ~ Family of Canadian geese on a Los Angeles golf course ~ […]

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More Grief, Where Will I Put It?

Anya, my dog, and I were out for our daily afternoon walk in the hills of our neighborhood. We usually take the same route as she likes the routine and often leads the way. As we walked by one of the houses set higher on the hill, we saw the ivy beneath the house move […]

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KINDNESS, It’s Contagious

Kindness is not only contagious, it matters, and it makes a difference. I had a different story prepared to tell you however after waking up to the news of another American horror story of one more senseless act of violence, my other story seemed trite and meaningless. I will save it for a slow news […]

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Is it: Kind? Necessary? True?

The other day I was walking my dog in the neighborhood hills where I live. A woman I didn’t know stopped me and said “I see you walking a lot, and I remember you had a different dog, a black and white one.” I said “yes, she passed away 20 months ago.” The woman said […]

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Grace, It’s Amazing and Everywhere!

By definition, grace is kindness, favor, goodwill, or fortune. What it’s not is luck. I was visiting family in Milwaukee, WI over the 4th of July holiday. It’s a beautiful time in the Midwest with impromptu rain showers while the sun is shining. The effect of this is lush green grass, beautiful flowers, and balmy […]

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DIY for Greater Satisfaction

From you, the people who keep my spirit alive every day I’ve learned that nobody cares like I do so I practice DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) whenever possible. True Story: Having recently had the exterior of my house painted the painters called out an area to me where the roof tiles were coming loose from […]

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It’s a Matter of Perspective

Whatever I am going through there is always someone who has it worse. True story: “I wish I had my old problems back” she said. Those are recent words of a young woman, the mother of three beautiful girls. Three years ago, the youngest girl, who was one year old at the time, ate some […]

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So It’s Respect You Want?

Respect has to be earned no matter who you are. True Story: A few weeks ago I heard on the news that “Nut Job” was the number one most googled term of the day. According to the urban dictionary it was spelled “nutjob” and is defined as a person that is crazy or nuts. Now […]

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Bella lost a leg. She adjusted. She’s resilient. However she did go through a period of depression. She knew she couldn’t do all the things she used to do. Still she was able to get out, sniff, watch, and be with humans and other four-legged creatures. She figured it out. She could still run and […]

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