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My “No Surprises Rule”

Happy New Year!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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…acknowledging the judge

It's a simple photo.  A single microphone on a stage brought to life by the spotlight.  There are no humans in the shot but the image, taken at a music festival this past weekend, brought me to tears.  It is quite dramatic... and I am not a musician, but I felt moved...

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…on rising to the occasion, not the bait

Last night I attended a hot-air balloon festival with my 10 year old daughter and some friends.  It was a beautiful, balmy early-September-in-Indiana evening.  You could say it was perfect.  We had taken camp chairs and our cameras (my daughter is a budding...

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…on geese, ganders and leadership through followship

“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander”. This phrase has been going through my head a great deal recently as there are two small lakes in front of my home.  Filled.  With Geese.  Their migrational pattern has landed them, literally, in my...

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…on mothering and “daughtering”

Adding the letters i, n, and g to all kinds of nouns has got to drive the people who make a living “teachering” all kinds of crazy.  I, for one, embrace language enhancements of all sorts.  If you have read any of my other posts, you’ll find made up words and...

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…on either, or, and… and.

The power of some hand-written words on paper.  They set a goal.  They frame a wish.  They declare a dream in a way that carries power only if it empowers the dreamer. "One day I want to cure cancer and to stop animal and human abuse." Wow.  That's quite a line up for...

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Photo credit: Timothy Hiatt