New growth

Springing from ashes Sun-scorched bones of harsh years past Stronger, wiser, new

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100 Word Challenge: Klutz

In an effort to get the “bad” stuff out of the way first, I began Jan. 1, 2018 face-down in my driveway. Let me elucidate. I live in Florida, which by all accounts, is a sub-tropical, warm-weather state. Last winter, I didn’t even bring my heavy coat out of storage. I managed any cool days […]

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Auld Lang Syne

Thousands of revelers filled the city square. High above the crowd, a crystal sphere was suspended. At the stroke of midnight, it would make its descent to the street below, bringing with it a promise of a new millennium. Jocular and inebriated, the party-goers were on the brink of mayhem, saved only by their expectation […]

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Into the mist

sea spray and fog

The New Year is like a misty, foggy day at the beach. You can see what’s right before you, and barely discern what’s coming in the near future, but what’s way out there is lost in the hazy unknown. As you push ahead, cautiously moving forward, step-by-step, it comes into focus and isn’t so daunting.

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Closing a book, opening a new chapter

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce Farewell 2011. You weren’t the worst, but you could have been better. Here’s to kickin’ 2012’s arse!

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