Category Archives: #Brilliance

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Cinema as Meditation by Jason Silva. Yes, but…

I stumbled upon Jason Silva not long ago and love his Youtube series, “Shots of Awe”. BOOM, baby! Powerful, short and fast. It’s the kind of thing I like to start my day with. This one, Cinema As Meditation, caught … Continue reading

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My Hair Free Days are Over.

That’s not a typo. For the past year I’ve lived in a hair free environment. My own out-of-control locks not withstanding. Alas, my days of crisp black clothes are at an end. In a good way. A week ago, I … Continue reading

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The brilliance of lucid dreaming.

For as long as I can remember, dreams have been a huge part of my life. When I was young, I had a few recurring nightmares. In one I was walking down the hall to the bathroom late at night, and … Continue reading

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Empowering the gift of Dyslexia with Technology. #Brilliance

  You read that right. The gift of dyslexia. Probably doesn’t strike you as one does it? Our society makes it a massive challenge. We can’t even teach to different learning styles, let alone deal with dyslexia, but here’s the … Continue reading

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Christine Olson and TIFF. #Brilliance

First up on my #brilliance series is Christine Olson. I met Christine at Station 2 which is, in itself, a #brilliance entry, but more on that later. Christine’s story will break your heart and warm your soul. She embodies bravery and … Continue reading

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Life’s Train Stations and #Brilliance

Pretty much everything I write has what I call a dream seed. Usually a scene that ends up incorporated into my story. I’m a dream freak. I’ve always remembered so much of my dream life I’m constantly asking “Did I … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping in the Morning

Perhaps I should rethink grocery shopping right after I drop the minions at school. Breakfast this morning is lump crab and caviar on buttered triscuits. What? It’s actually pretty good. High protein, fairly low fat. Maybe it’s because we recently … Continue reading

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RIP Grace Richardson Long 1934-2016

RIP Grace Richardson Long 1934-2016   She spread her wings peacefully in her sleep and flew away 2-17-16     Me, Mom and aunt Iva. I’m guessing 1980s. You are missed.

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I saw my mom recently.

She’s dying of cancer and has advanced dementia. I was surprised how hard the diagnosis hit me. She’s been increasingly not there for over ten years now but somehow the prospect of her passing is hard. Really hard. People die all … Continue reading

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Hospice Workers

Without getting to deep, I just want to give a shout out to those amazing people who dedicate their lives to helping others navigate the end of theirs. Not just those dying, but their families and loved ones. I don’t … Continue reading

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Setbacks and Forward Thinking

Originally posted on KickAssChicks blog. I recently had reason to say “Without the lows, the highs wouldn’t mean much.” Whenever I find myself on the negative side of the proverbial sine wave of life I try and remember that. Sometimes it’s easier … Continue reading

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