Deep Thoughts Category

Ownership

Last summer, I heard a loud persistent peeping under the open living room window. There in the grass was a fledgling robin on the cusp of being old enough to fly. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s able to fly today. The fledgling’s feathers were still a bit fluffy, its red breast was […]

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Quiet, Please

  Wow, we live in a noisy world! Even where I live, in the relative peace and quiet of a rural village, there’s enough noise to fill the silence. During the warmer months, there are lawnmowers, weed whackers, and lawn tractors buzzing away as everyone tries to keep up with the growing grass. The sounds […]

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A Beautiful Moment

Some moments separate us from each other and some bring us together. Here’s one that drew me closer to someone who had been a stranger. There were so many moments of beauty during this latest trip to Mexico. We rode the city bus most days. One time – and I think this is customary – […]

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Compassion for a Magpie

I thought of this post today because I am in charge of feeding the juvenile magpie that my neighbour rescued. The little guy is moving around a lot more today and is eating very well. Soon he’ll be old enough to survive on his own. Here’s a video of the rescued magpie singing its melodious […]

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A Change in Routine, A Change in Perspective

Here’s a post I wrote a couple of years ago all about how shaking up our routine can open us up to a renewed view of life. Today I’m considering facing a fear and digging into a project I’ve left untouched for too long. And so I find myself thinking about a change in routine […]

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Sorting Out Life

Six wicker baskets fill the shelves of the bookcase downstairs. For the last ten years, I’ve stuffed into these baskets everything I don’t want to deal with: funeral cards, old photos, death certificates, and letters. I’ve been avoiding it, but it’s time now to sort through all these old memories that make a life. Photographs […]

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Sometimes a Cigar Is (Should Be) Just a Cigar — amyhenrybooks

Here’s a great post by Amy Henry. Enjoy! “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.” (Henry David Thoreau) I’m about to say something so heretical, I can already hear the gasps of disbelief and nervous laughter all the way from the West Coast: I miss my old […]

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Eulogy for an Aging Book Guy – by Timothy Eberle

“Because to everything there is a season, and the season for ‘trying on identities like costumes’ is somewhere between the ages of seventeen and twenty-six. Anything beyond that, and all you’re actually doing is simply ‘wearing a costume.’” via Eulogy For an Aging Book Guy — Discover

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Decisions, Decisions

You can hear me read this post or read it below. You decide. Decisions, Decisions Right now, I’ve got a lot of decisions to make. When I think about it, though, I’d way rather have decisions to make than limited choices in life. Making decisions is hard, but it’s better to have choices than not. […]

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