Category Archives: Country Philosophy

Anastasia State Park at St. Augustine

The trip across the panhandle from Pensacola to Tallahassee and beyond was memorable in the way you do not want to remember. All road trips can have moments like that and it is generally best to not dwell on them. … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Magnolia

Sounds like a Southern romance novel–kind of like living here with its many contradictions. I have noticed the seed pods coming to life with their bright red berries this past week. It has been perfect fire pit weather, with no … Continue reading

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Feeling the blues

It is frequently good to be married to a geek and to have a son who is a geek. Got technology? They are always finding the next best thing since sliced bread. Although the final finishing touches are still awaited, … Continue reading

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Today’s post is brought to you by Rakkasan Nam Viet Earl Grey

I am still washing my tea cup and wine glass in the bathroom sink. Sigh. It is probably some kind of karmic equalizer to ensure one does not become too cocky in the grand plans of the universe. At least, … Continue reading

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The importance of being flexible

The first year I was on faculty at the University, our department chair gave us each a pin like this one. He said he knew it was “cheesy” but he also knew we were embarking on the difficult journey of … Continue reading

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Finally Friday: What’s on your agenda?

Happy Friday, Gateway to the Weekend. Oh, wait, it’s all weekend all the time now. 🙂

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Rethinking the opportunity to be present, or “No judging”

Sometimes the universe presents you with a message you just cannot ignore. I once had a client many years ago who said in one of her sessions that she had needed a lesson in humiliation. I am not a fan … Continue reading

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“5-26-27”

Mother was born on this day in 1927. For years, I would get the days mixed up, thinking it was May 25 or May 27. Finally one year, Mother said “5-26-27” and I never forgot it again. Mama and Papa … Continue reading

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The Power of 200 Days: “To what do we regularly and consistently bring our attention?”

January 25, 2021, I wrote The Power of 100 Days and had asked the question “What shall I do with the next 100?” As I continue to do the daily meditations, I would think 1/3 of the way…I will do … Continue reading

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Word Full Wednesday

Hopeful Anticipation Longing Embracing Warming Jubliation Grateful Thankful We get our first vaccine shot today.

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