Monthly Archives: March 2018

Forty Days Revisited, Day 29–Finding Rest

I am function in the “tween times,” that is, I traveled East to West and am now three hours behind my normal time. This is not easy. I won’t be here long enough to fully transition to West Coast time, … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 28–Found Unafraid

From the treasure trove of past posts, I have extracted tonight’s installment. Good thing, too. I was traveling much of the day crossing airports and time zones. I find that these 40 days start out painfully slow, and then they … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 27–For Those Who Remain

As I walked through this day, I remained keenly aware of the sadness that has tagged along with me. The after effects of the sudden death of a work colleague yesterday have lingered, so everything I did today seemed to … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 26–Say Something

The other day I wrote a post titled, “Don’t Say Anything.” The premise was that there are times when saying nothing in a situation is the best thing to do. Who knew that today I would get to practice. This … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 25–And Now for Something Completely Unexpected

Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want them to. And occasionally “sometimes” means more often than not. Today was one of those days when  a variety of things didn’t work out the way I wanted them to. … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 24–Don’t Say Anything

Sometimes it’s better not to say anything. About anything. Lately I’ve found myself in situations in which discretion was the better part of valor and so I said nothing. Some circumstances require, even demand a response, but where possible, sometimmes … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 23–Facing the Storm

I’ve spent a lot of time writing about perseverance, about how we face difficult times and find ways of getting through them. I’ve had experience with the storms and have come to understand that I am who I am because … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 22–Reminiscences

Florence, Clare, Josephine, Stella, Rose (and even Alice)—the first names of five women, then girls, with whom I went to boarding school in Uganda. The fact that their names (I omitted their last names, even though I remember them quite … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 21–Wherever You Go

Tonight as I sat in front of the fire, have asleep. I decided that this would be another good day to revisit a past post. I asked Siri and Alexa to offer me numbers, and Alexa won. And so without … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 20–The Body Knows

Sometimes my body know things before my head does. Often, long before it comes to my consciousness that something is bothering me, my body has already sent out signals that something is going on. I noticed today, as I anticipated … Continue reading

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