Tag Archives: Pondering

Just How Narrow is That Door?

As I approach my third year of retirement, or more like semi-retirement I’m still looking for balance. Every so often, I find it. It is comfort, peace, happy, joy…it is good! But then, world events, family messiness, and the never-ending … Continue reading

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Close Your Eyes; What Do You See?

It’s curious that as I’ve aged I’ve become more of who I was as a child. Before my friends and family chime in with a resounding, ‘grow up’, let me explain. One of my deep abiding memories, more explicit than … Continue reading

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Beyond Strength

When strength is all but gone, when its existence is a mere flicker, then what? Where to now? To quote two year olds everywhere, “Why?” We sleep, we wake, we eat, we work, if we’re lucky or smart, we play. … Continue reading

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Recreating Christmas

Christmas 2015. At our house. Finally. We made it. THIS is the year. The year of retirement. After 9 seasons away we’ve returned to Christmas in Coldstream; a dream come true. With rose coloured glasses firmly (more likely hanging by … Continue reading

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Clutter is NOT my OneWord!

Clutter. The mind kind. It sneaks in slowly, spreading bit by bit until it commands the artistry of the mind. Or at least, it tries. I’ve developed a horrible habit of waking up at 3:30 am. Clutter awakens with me, … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Joneses

Perhaps the best part of being of a certain age, is the letting go of keeping up, reaching for more. That constant peeking over the horizon: not being content with what is; staying vigilantly poised for the next best thing. There … Continue reading

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The 2014 Walnut Metaphor

For maximum efficiency when walnuts fall, gather them. There is a sweet spot of time between walnuts on the ground, and walnuts on the ground covered by humungous walnut leaves. You really really don’t want to miss that window. This … Continue reading

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All Of The Above

While scrolling through the twitter-sphere yesterday, I came upon a link to a compilation of  ‘blogs-about-education’. You can add your favourite education blogs to AssistEd Shift . I love lists and think this is a great idea. When I went to ‘sign up’, … Continue reading

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Solitude

Early morning is my hands down favorite time of the day. The solitude of early awakenings is the perfect venue to process the echoes of the day before, to lay them to rest; to listen for the whispers of an … Continue reading

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