Year: 2011

  I have a friend named Shela.  Shela with no “i”.  I have never known someone to embody this Mother Teresa quote so fully. She truly has no time to judge people.  She is too busy loving them. Shela eases …

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I heard a cover of the old Stones song “Wild Horses” the other day in Barnes & Noble.  I’ve been singing it in my head ever since . . . “No sweeping exits or off stage lines could make me …

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One of the smarter things I did when I hit mid-life (I did plenty of dumb ones) was make a bucket list.  Someday before I die I will travel to Scotland and see the land of the Dickson plaid.  Someday, …

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When you’re sad, do your kids know it, or do you hide it from them?  Is it our job as parents to hold the painful emotions somewhere up on the top shelf where they can’t reach them and “put on …

Help me love him better Read More »

It wasn’t my idea.  (None of the good stuff I do is.)  My sister Deirdre saw me wallowing in a dark place, and she said, “Manda, you should write a bucket list!”  It was the last thing I could imagine …

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