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It’s Yours

I have this dream. You gave it to me. I hold it here in my hands; close to my heart. This dream I used to carry buried deep in my soul I now clench tightly outside myself; willing it to fruition. The others…they come around me, reaching, grabbing. Trying to snatch it away from me. They think they can tend it better. Or that I can’t tend it at all. I’m not sure which. So, I offer it back to You....

Wide-Angled View

The theme for Five Minute Friday this week is: WIDE Five minutes, no stopping, no editing. Just. Writing. Start The cage of overcast, heavy clouds has lifted. The blinders of fog and mist removed. The sun shines out the brighter, and all things seem new. The world is glorious. A cotton-ball sky extends overhead, a brilliant azure blanket covering a rainbowed earth full of colors never before seen by the eyes of man...

Bloomin’ Berries

I rounded the corner and something seemed off…different. Unable, at first, to put my finger on exactly what, I paused. Surveyed my surroundings and suddenly there it was clear as day… Had that tree always been there? Yes, I recognize the¬†silhouette. And yet it’s so stark. So…bright. Yes! That’s it! The berries! That tree, bent with resignation against the years of gale-force winds...

The Focus Effect

START Arms tremble, muscles burn as I lower my torso to the mat and slowly, shakily press back up. The foam fitness mat upon which countless others have sweated blurs before my eyes as the familiar sting of tears invades the privacy of a moment meant only for myself and my breath. I continue on in this mindless pattern; lowering, pressing up, burning, repeat. Ah, c’mon lads! Where’s your head?! Get it...

Irish Lesson of the Week

A lot of people are really intrigued by the fact that we live in an Irish-speaking area. Yes, that’s right, Ireland has it’s own language! In fact, Ireland has 2 official, national languages: English and Irish (aka Gaelic). Many people are surprised to learn that our kiddos’ school is completely taught through Irish. Not as some hip, cultural thing to do, but because Irish is the first language of...

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