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Words For The Weekend (Dear Someone Struggling With Grief and Pain), Volume 46

Another unconventional Words for the Weekend post (for the weekend of 08/31/13, Volume 46) and an unexpected one as I had said I would be taking this weekend off. However, I received such an outpouring of support from “My Grace is Gone” and discovered so many of you are struggling right now with grief and with alcohol abuse, some of you with both. Some of you are barely hanging on […]

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Words For The Weekend (“There Goes a Fighter”, “It Will Be Sunny One Day”), Volume 28

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This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 2/9/13 (Volume 28). I hope you enjoy them too. As most of you know, Spot’s diagnosis came back as high-grade, large-cell, multi-centric lymphoma. We have opted to “get medieval on cancer’s ass” (see video below) with weekly chemo starting this Wednesday. I am immersing myself in canine cancer research and spending time with Spot, […]

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I Am Full of Insatiable Hope for 2013 (and an updated contact and resources page)

I’m a sucker for stuff like this (Google’s year-end¬†video): I’ve read and heard how so many of us are saying good riddance to 2012, but when I see videos like the one above, I’m reminded yet again of what a pretty awesome world we live in. (Don’t you love the polar bear at 2:22? Awwwww!) 2012, a leap year, was made up of 366 days that are now gone from […]

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Words For The Weekend (“My religion is kindness” – the Dalai Lama XIV edition), Volume 22

This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 12/22/12 (Volume 22). I hope you enjoy them too. This weekend’s quotes are all from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. You may learn more about him on his website dalailama.com and on his wiki page. He’s even on Twitter. The Dalai Lama has written many books–most are available via¬†Amazon. ~~~ “Here’s a wishing […]

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Sunday Words on Hope, Guns, Annabelle and Hands

I could not find appropriate words for yesterday’s Words For the Weekend post. But while words failed me, some of you have shared poignant thoughts that I would like to share. Please enjoy the following selections: a poem on hope submitted by kind reader Elle, a few quotes on hope, links and further reading on the delicate subjects of guns and issues facing The United States in the aftermath of […]

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