Category Archives: peace of mind

Wading Barefoot

Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. Remember that? It’s the refrain of a song Pete Seeger wrote in 1967 and sang a few months later on the Smothers Brothers show. CBS, the network on which the show was broadcast, objected to the … Continue reading

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wonderful

I don’t usually talk about this, but thinking up scary things is one of my special talents. No matter what happens, I can always imagine something worse. I don’t have to try. Fear just comes naturally to me. You might … Continue reading

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Take your worries for a walk.

Sing your worries a song. Dance with them. Tell them a joke. Or bake them a pie. I love this idea. I mean, I totally love it. It’s the rarest of gifts: a brand new idea. At least  it is … Continue reading

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When I’m 64. And a half.

This past Sunday afternoon, my granddaughter’s best friend threw her a surprise 17th birthday party. It was great. You know how, a lot of times, the surprisee figures out the plan beforehand? Well, this time, Ms. Birthday didn’t have a … Continue reading

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a little more comfort

Thinking about comfort zones reminded me of a journal entry from several years ago, about the flowers I’d planted out front that summer. In the midst of some hard times, that little garden and the enormous oak tree standing over … Continue reading

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