A secondhand introduction

Sometime around mid-December, this space, Thin spiral notebook, turned five – that’s, what, 35 in bloggy years? Prior to that, I had another site, more of a memoir-slash-mommy-blogger kind of thing for another three years. When I opened this notebook, I wanted it to be a place where I could just be me. Where I…

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One is not a lonely number

I’ve always been a bit of a loner. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, but I also like being by myself. There’s no one I have ask for a menu selection – I can eat when I want, what I want, how I want… straight out of the ice cream carton with a…

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Quest for answers

A journey of discovery Love, self, security Quest for an elusive grail A vessel worthy of bearing Each virtue in equal measure Pilgrimage into the unknown Searching for the unattainable Fellow travelers follow the same path Helping, hindering, hoping To find their own enlightenment Bandits and cutpurses Obstacles and hurdles Unmarked forks in the road…

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I am

I am set in my ways. After half a century, my beliefs and principles aren’t going to change much. I am open-minded. I welcome your ideas, welcome learning new things. If I don’t agree with you, that doesn’t mean I don’t understand. I am afraid sometimes. There are scary things in this world that I…

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Inner child dialogues

We all have, or should have, an inner child. That small voice inside us that helps us remember how it was to be innocent, and filled with hope and wonder. Sometimes I forget to nurture that child, just as I would my outer children. These are a few truths I want my inner child to…

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