Let the Sun Shine In

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I spent yesterday, sitting by the ocean’s edge, reading, thinking, and making notes. I thought about the questions Gary Chapman asks at the end of The 5 Love Languages chapters. “There would be fewer divorces if only people _______________” would work harder to compromise, to understand one another, and be willing to make the first move. “Has there ever been …

The Sandy and Soft Sides of Depression

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What do you see?   This morning I am in Ocean City, NJ where, right now, there is a warm breeze blowing across the screened porch where I sit. I’m feeling much better, having washed away the sweat and grime and exhaustion of a night filled with an oppressively hot and still air. We’re going to the beach early to …

Great Balls of Fun!

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Happy happens in the pharmacy I was rushing through the drugstore when this tower caught my eye. I had an image of children tossing and catching these giant bouncy balls on a beach. And a smile crossed my face. In my usual rush, I hurried past and on out to the car, where I paused. Those balls gave me a moment of …

Waves of Bliss

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We spent last week in a blissful state by the shore. Gentle breezes, mid-to-upper-80s, family, friends, seafood, surf… All play and no work makes Jill a happy girl. We all need a day (or two or seven) now and again to recharge our bodies, our lust for life, our creativity… The time away was one of the few vacations where …

Thankfully, Life Isn’t Static

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Across the road from where I sit, the street light flickers on and off, as it has been since our arrival three days ago. “Dumbledore’s there,” I joked, “watching over us.” I am at the beach. On vacation. With family and some close friends. On Thursday, my friend and I treated ourselves to manicures and pedicures before beginning the process …