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A Tale of Two Loves

January 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments · First Mates, Loss of a Parent, Thoughts on Family

On March 16, 2004, my dad died.  He had a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Thankfully, we got to spend time with him before he died but, of course, it wasn’t enough. The hardest part of his death has not been, surprisingly, accepting his death, but rather my failing memory – my inability to remember […]

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Define “Crazy”

January 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Introspection, On Fear, Preparing for the trip, The beginning

For the first time in weeks, I’m up early – well, up at 8:30 which is much earlier than the 10:00+ routine we’ve been in this month.  It’s raining outside and I believe it rained most of the night, and I am cozy in pj pants and Matt’s warm fleece, seated right in front of […]

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January 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, Life on the Boat

It’s been very windy here today and when I went up on deck this afternoon, I was struck by how loud it was – lines banging against masts, tarps flapping, boats creaking as they strained against their dock lines, wind whistling through the marina…  One of the hardest things to get used to with sailing, […]

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Updating my resume – a different approach

December 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Introspection, What I'm Reading

I’ve been reading a book called “The Right to Write” by Julia Cameron.  It’s a FABULOUS book for those, like me, who have been, can be and are undeniably driven to write.  The book is not about writing for money or publishing or fame or anything material – it simply talks about writing for the […]

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Change is in the air, and I’m thankful for it!

November 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, On Faith, Preparing for the trip, The beginning

Among the thousands of things I have to be thankful for, the one that is standing out a bit more right now is – CHANGE.  Of course, most of the time, I only like change when there is a “guaranteed” benefit for me, but I would also say that, in general, I just like it […]

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In a Funk

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, The beginning, Thoughts on Family

To say that I have spring fever at work is an understatement!  To say that I have it at home also makes me laugh.  I just cannot focus on anything these days.  The reality that our life is about to change significantly feels too overwhelming sometimes.  I’m excited about the change, but also sad and […]

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From the Hope Collection :)

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Words to Cling to

Each of us is here to give something only we can offer… ~ Dawna Marko, I will not die an unlived life

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Evolution of Perception

August 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Introspection, Learning to Sail, The beginning, Thoughts on Family

September 2007: The air is warm and fragrant with herbs and fresh bread and, around us, men and women are laughing and sipping their wine, enjoying Napa’s pleasant summer evening.  Matt sits at my side, staring blankly straight ahead, oblivious to the sights and sounds around him.  I, on the other hand, am hyper-attuned to […]

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