Welcome to the Crucible

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“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.” ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Today’s blog post is brought to you by the letters A and U and also … Continue reading

How to NOT Shine Your Light

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“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than … Continue reading

Return of the Old Man

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“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” ~ Jan Glidewell Picture yourself walking alone on a beautiful Wednesday late afternoon. You’re walking along the road, when … Continue reading

Day of the Dead?

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“Love, like death, changes everything.” ~Kahlil Gibran This time of year has always been my favorite. I love the fall colors, the fall food, the fall sweaters, smells, etc, etc. My anniversary is November 1st (5yrs tomorrow!). Halloween, on the … Continue reading

A Far, Far Better Thing…

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known. – Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities) Once … Continue reading