Month: May 2011

Memorial Thoughts

Memorial Thoughts

At some point this weekend, Claire popped her head around the corner of my bathroom door and asked, “Mom, what’s Memorial Day about again?” I answered her before I realized she wasn’t really asking; she was reminding me. “Right, so we’re going to put flowers on Ellery’s grave?” Right. She remembers every year. Maybe it’s …

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From Oprah

From Oprah

This is from a transcript of Oprah’s finale show on Wednesday. I didn’t get to see it because we had bad weather in our area and the entire show time was taken up with weather people tracking storms (at least, according to my recording). Bummer. But I love this advice; I think it speaks to …

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Full Circle

Full Circle

This weekend Macy and I were lucky enough to borrow Mom’s van, pick up my sister and her son Jake, and make a quick road trip to Omaha to celebrate my brother-in-law’s engagement. He had engineered a sweet day that culminated in an after-party of sorts in the fabulous downtown area. It was a 5-6 …

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to Dance

to Dance

I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice.  Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living…. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s …

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