Damn the Weather, Man – Press This from Jennifer Butler Basile’s Chopping Potatoes

Jen's words perfectly describe how a lot of us New Englanders feel about this time of year, especially those of us who are struggling to live in the moment and not let anxiety get the best of us. Yes that's me, especially as I pause between career opportunities (aka laid off). Great writing Jen! Damn the …

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Two of My Favorite Celtics

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/kevin-garnett-kevin-mchale-reunite-share-long-needed-130522147--nba.html   This blog doesn't usually cover sports figures. That I am a long time Celtics fan, a Kevin McHale fan and a Kevin Garnett fan doesn't usually work its way up here. But these are two men that I truly admire for their talent, their spirit and their perspective. McHale pretty much discovered KG …

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Forgivenes

This story hits close to home in many ways. Holding back love and acceptance creates poison. It’s easy to do. But creating negative energy only backfires on its creator. Everyone out there holding a grudge should read this. And think hard about the future and what could be lost.

Justine Graykin

It’s been a rough couple of months. Losing the first cat wasn’t so bad (I wrote a nice article for the newspaper about that). The second cat was a lot harder (see the previous post). But that was nothing.  Nothing.

My brother-in-law called yesterday morning and told me my sister had died. I didn’t even know she was ill. Everyone else did. All her friends, the entire family, her church. Not me. Because she had expressly told them she didn’t want me to be told. They had their chance to visit her in the hospice where she lay dying of cancer. Not me. They begged her to let them tell me. She refused. Why?

Because I am an atheist.

It was her final gesture to me, her final retribution for my lack of belief in her god.

We had been estranged for a long time because I did not…

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