I’m Back…and on a mission

Mary/ December 6, 2016

Yes, one can feel so confident when they start a new venture, or a new practice, and everything is going swimmingly.  I felt very smug last year when I seemed to have no

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Garden: Saturday Morning

Mary/ April 14, 2016

I’m sitting in the garden. It’s Saturday morning. I made it halfway out to my office, which is in my garage, out back. I’m weeping. I’m weeping because my heart is spilling over.

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Big Year

Mary/ December 31, 2015

So long, 2015, and thank you. You were a very big year, one of the biggest and richest years my heart has seen. Big Hearted Presence: I got to experience “walking my mother

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Good News Shoes

Mary/ December 28, 2015

I worked very hard this summer. I had two large project competitions going at the same time. Once the dust settled and they were submitted we then had to wait to hear….hear if

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Grandma’s Parcel

Mary/ December 18, 2015

As a young child, I recall the excitement of getting Grandma’s parcel in December. Usually a couple weeks before Christmas, a big box would arrive at the house. Inside were home-sewn flannelette nightgowns

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Way to go, Mom!

Mary/ November 20, 2015

My mom celebrates her 88th birthday this coming week. No, she is not a vibrant can’t-believe-she’s-88 kinda gal. She has advanced dementia and cannot communicate with words any more. But, her eyes light

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Tasks that Soothe

Mary/ October 20, 2015

I’m back. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted…I think there has only been one blog post this summer. Not what I had planned. Friends and colleagues had commented earlier in the year:

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