Monthly Archives: May 2017

It’s Monday! What are you reading? a new author

It may just be that I am an Iowa girl who is living in Minnesota. Maybe it has to do with the love a fields of flowers and long forgotten gardens and homes. Or it is just the idea of … Continue reading

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Beginners Mind

The phrase Beginners Mind for me comes out of the Buddhist teaching. It is that place where you allow yourself to be open to being a learner. It is the time when you ask questions and allow for the fact … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? a mystery and Shakespeare

A few weekends ago I was chatting with my niece who is homeschooling her two kids. The older one is an avid reader of  non fiction and at times you feel you are talking to a small adult. These two … Continue reading

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What season is it? oh yeah spring in Minnesota

My laundry basket is full to over flowing and I seem to be doing laundry every other day. What does that have to do with the seasons? Well in Minnesota we don’t just spring into Spring we flip back and … Continue reading

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Slice of Life – Meditation

On a regular work day my mind is often spinning. There are so many thoughts running around in circles. There are the thoughts about work – are the computers working, what kid has not complete the test, how are they … Continue reading

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Slice of Life – Getting muddy

Waking early and staring out the bedroom window as the sun rises gives me a garden with shades of green and rich black soil moist from the spring rain. The weeds and plants appear different only due to color tones of … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? middle grade fiction

Two girls, a little dog and ashes – all traveling in the middle of the night create a story that is hard to let go of. Sarah Dooley’s new book Ashes to Asheville pulled me in to the lives of … Continue reading

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