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Friday Musings: Kicking and Screamng

Friday Musings: Kicking and Screamng

As you all know, I have a new granddaughter who is just one-month-old as of yesterday, and she has brought such a particular sense of joy into my life. It continues to amaze me that there is a new little person in the world who is connected to me in such a profound way. That joy doubles for me because I have a son and daughter-in-law who have shared her with me so willingly, right from the experience of her birth, and I already feel as though we have something special going on between us. Everyone said

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Friday Musings: You Bring Me Joy

Friday Musings: You Bring Me Joy

If I asked you the question “What brings you joy?” would you be able to answer it? Not just happiness, not contentment, or satisfaction, but pure joy. I’ve come to believe that it’s one of the rarest emotions we feel as adults, and yet it was probably one that we felt most often when we were young. In fact, I think if you observe kids of different ages, you can see that the joyful moments become less and less frequent the older they get. It’s as if the heaviness of the world starts pressing down and joy has no room to breathe,

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Friday Musings: What’s Your Measure?

Friday Musings: What’s Your Measure?

Everything has a unit of measurement. If you’re a carpenter, your rulers and squares are absolutely essential to your craft. If you’re a baker, you feel the same way about your measuring cups and spoons. If you’re an Italian cook, you may not bother with those cups and spoons, but you definitely use the ‘little bit of this, little bit of that” method that your grandmother passed on to you. We measure our days too. How many hours of sleep did we get last night? How long am I working today? Do I have enough time to

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Friday Musings: The Downward Spiral

Friday Musings: The Downward Spiral

I’ve had lots of conversation recently about breakups, and the way in which we heal from them. We’ve all been through it at one time or another, probably beginning when we were about thirteen or so. Can you remember that first time? We were with this boy or this girl and we thought things were going along swimmingly, when suddenly they were done with us, and we felt absolutely devastated. We cried to our friends, we listened to sad songs that made us cry even more, and we thought we’d never find another

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Friday Musings: Reinventions

Friday Musings: Reinventions

We all have those moments when we hear that one of our favorite films is being remade. For some of us, it’s absolutely appalling, right? Why try to fix what isn’t broken? For others, it’s an intriguing thought and we can’t wait to see what this new version looks like. And when this new rendition of the film comes out, those of us who hated the idea won’t go to see it, unless we’re one of those rubbernecker types who can’t pass up a grisly glimpse. The group that is completely excited by the idea, on the other hand, might be standing in

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