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Blue Friday

Nov 28, 2014 by

Thanksgiving 2014 is now tucked away in our collective past, and I’m thinking about you, sweet (in)courage readers, the ones for whom this isn’t the most wonderful time of year. […]

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I’d once met this man who nonchalantly told me this unforgettable story. This story of how he’d picked up this painting at a yard sale. And he hadn’t really thought […]

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I slipped on my shoes, grabbed my camera and headed out the door to go for a walk and breathe in my favorite time of year. I am in awe […]

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Every True Thing

Oct 1, 2014 by

I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned. Words matter. The things […]

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Even if all your glasses tend to be half-full, if you lean toward Pooh and away from Eeyore, if you tend to be the first to spot the silver lining, […]

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Every once a while, I leave the house before dawn with my camera. I stumble sleepily—sometimes still pajama’d and barefoot—out the back door toward my car. The car’s headlights cut […]

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Always

Sep 5, 2014 by

It was just the two of us, alone in our house. My daughter had been digging out everything she’d need for her off-campus apartment, the things she had packed away […]

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Older And Wiser

Sep 4, 2014 by

I recently asked myself this question: Am I older and wiser, or just older? I am definitely older, and my reflection in the mirror reminds me of this every day. My […]