I've long believed that babies who were born in distress...whether that's prematurity or any other kind of medical trauma...have a truly unique wisdom and a love for life. They often seem older than their years, even if they have developmental delays. Yes, they face much higher chances of problems later on, and the media us
Every Day Is a Miracle
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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. I prefer the latter." -Einstein
April turned out to be a great reading month--I enjoyed all of these books. Click the title to read my full, more detailed reviews at Marie's Book Garden...these are just brief snapshots.Fiction
Today ends my month of blogg
Thank God for feminism, because a
This is Brian Doyle's love letter
I've not been keeping up with my book summaries on this blog, so I have some catching up to do! And it's almost the end of April! Click the title to read my full reviews at Marie's Book Garden.Fiction
I did add the wor
For the past 25 y
Just in time for Earth W
Today, a prayer f
Yes, even a prayer for the man wh
Nurses cared for me
Yes, it rains a lot in Portland.
I'm veering from The Book
Here's to the honesty, logic, and
In other words, Pope Franci
Nearly 25 years ago, an IT person
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Is your coffee habit burying the planet? Read why coffee pods are not good for the environment or your health.
I feel compelled to try new things this year, and I debated between getting a nose piercing or a tattoo. I decided on the tattoo for two reasons:1. I'm not crazy about my nose...it's crooked, probably because of my cleft lip and subsequent surgeries.2. I'm a word person, and I liked the idea of expre
Eleven days until I hit five decades.So far I am more excited about this occasion than depressed about it. But I suppose that could change. I plan to celebrate all year long, with a series of celebrations and surprises, some of which will appear here on my blog, and some that will not.
I never planned to have a child one month before I turned 42. I never imagined I'd have to answer the question my 8-year-old son posed to me tonight:Mama? Will you be at my wedding?He expressed this fear after telling me he doesn't want me to die, and then later he ask
So my husband informed me today that he thinks blogging is going out of style. That might be true in general, but it made me reflect on how much I've been neglecting my blog and how bad I feel about that! I must make a renewed effort to post more! It seems like my life has spiraled a bit out of control lately and I don't ha