Tag Archives: creativity

Gems of Many Hues

The game of picking up maple leaves in our yard during Autumn is an enjoyable activity. Memories of growing up in Massachusetts.  Our mother helped us preserve the leaves by ironing them between sheets of wax paper. We hung these … Continue reading

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Sage Advice from an Elder

My mother succinctly declared one day when I was a teen that she found it difficult to fathom why an adult child would declare a family elder as incapable of living alone after a spouse passes. A church friend who … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Detail!

After waiting what seemed an inordinate amount of time, I phoned the roofers at lunch time. Imagine my surprise when they told me they had been to our house and had measured for the new roof to be installed! We … Continue reading

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It Seems Only Yesterday

Knowing more than one language is good for mental health. It is one of the side benefits that all language teachers are aware of. Both our spiritual and cultural well-being are affected. Being cognizant of other languages empowers us to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015!

A new year promises new beginnings and these things I wish for family and friends, both near and far away: health to enjoy your days in comfort love of family and friends beauty of nature and its changing wonders wisdom … Continue reading

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5 Joys of having Hobbies

-as an expression of love -as relaxation -as a diversion -as play -as a creative escape By definition, a hobby is an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation. My recollection of both … Continue reading

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Appreciating quieter and simpler times…

The inspiration for writing A Past Worth Telling was  to tell my story for posterity, for family, for friends, for those interested in cultural capsules of history;  I had a lifetime of experiences and wanted to leave a legacy for … Continue reading

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