Almost Open

Do we have the courage to open our doors to receive the unknown Do we have the courage to extend a hand of compassion with risk Do we have the courage to learn of past sins shrouded in deception Do we have the courage to probe our beliefs pursuing truth and justice   The RDP # 46 – Open prompt […]

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Take a Deep Breath

‘Take a deep breath, Pat, and go to a special place in your mind where you are happy and at peace.’ I tell that to myself often to control the stress in my life, to lessen the amount of fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. Lucky for me that I have thousands and thousands of photographs on my computer (and a few […]

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Not so Tidy

We went down dirt roads this past week, Julie and I. I was hoping to see a barn that excited my senses but that didn’t happen – although we did comment on the barns we have photographed before. We’ve been down most of the dirt roads several times, in this bit of Michigan. And we will keep going down them […]

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The Golden Spring

I read Robert Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay way back in my first or second year of college – 53 years ago or so. I’m a bit amazed that I remember it, though vaguely, because I don’t have clear memories of many things that I learned way back then. Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold… The […]

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