A force of nature

pine seedling growing from dead tree stump

“Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.” ~ Samuel Johnson When every thing is taken from us, when our lives are a barren wasteland, when all seems lost… still we rise. Our roots run deep, our will is indomitable, our spirit is indestructible. We will rise […]

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Mother Nature’s song

underneath a mushroom

I want to turn the whole thing upside down I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found I’ll share this love I find with everyone We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs I don’t want this feeling to go away.” ~ Jack Johnson, “Upside Down”  

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Memorial Day Weekend

I was up bright and early Saturday morning. Well, early… not so bright. I was awake before sunrise. I had a date with 2,000 other early birds for the 30th Annual Eglin Air Force Base Gate-to-Gate Run/Walk/Ruck. I’ve been there, done that before, and was excited to join in again. The event, held Memorial Day […]

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Everything you ever dreamed

view inside plastic pipes

“There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.” ~ Orison Swett Marden  

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Heart of gold

goldfish in a bowl

“He’s got the heart of a lion.” “What the hell is that supposed to mean?” “You know, that he’s über brave.” “Sure he’d be brave it he was a lion. He could take your arm off with one bite. What does he have to be afraid of? He’s the friggin’ King of the Jungle.” “Okay, […]

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Hey, baby

Old gas station signs

She used to make fun of her dad whenever he’d take their family down all those back country roads during summer vacations. Shunning the heavily trafficked interstates, he would say that the old roads had character, that they were a time capsule of a quieter, slower time. Along the way he would point out various […]

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