Become a Child Again, Time Permitting.

Schedules, lists, calendars. They rule our daily lives, with some deadlines and events unmovable and others set arbitrarily in our minds. (you know, the to-do lists and laundry that MUST get done on a gorgeous day). As we become adults with more responsibilities, I think it's easy to become more rigid in our routines, our …

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Enchanting blue waves frolic and play chasing those they cannot outrun before they collapse back onto themselves merging with the surface, tiny white caps with their spittle of salty froth spraying jumping then vanish as they mix with the undulating surface. Caribbean secrets swirling, swimming, sucking, sexing beneath as we glide south the horizon beckoning …

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Thinking in French

By the end of the week in Quebec City, I was thinking in French.  It reminded me of my high school learning days, when I suddenly realized I didn't have to translate each word back into English to understand it.  I was surprised--but loved--that I remembered so much.  Not everything, but enough so I could …

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Patti’s Private Pumpkin Patch

The garden smells of decay, the leaves drying and swirling, flowers blackening, bees swarming for the last of the nectar.  The tomatoes are fading, the pumpkins ripening, neon shades of orange, some still a faded green.  They are stocked in bins outside the grocery and hardware stores, gourds in nets, ready for picking--and payment by …

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Cyber kisses and handshakes?

Yesterday I felt like Alice who slipped down the tunnel, caught in a maze of doors to open, lost in the keypad of my laptop.  I had a couple spare hours--what should I update first?  Excluding work, there was a myriad of electronic options--write on my blog, update my facebook page, find new contacts on Linkedin, upload and …

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