Author Archives: makinglittlecircle

The “R” word: Rohingya Refugees

    “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel We never used to believe the military. We were born afraid within … Continue reading

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Happiness is a decision

“Sometimes I really believe it, that I am going to save my life a little.” – Mary Oliver Thursday thought is short, simple and sweet. Sometimes, you need to get out of your head, and get into your body. I’ve … Continue reading

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Saturday Introspection

  Today I am pondering about the notion of “the best version”. The best version of me, the best version of you, the best version of being human, etc etc etc. That’s the new saying I keep hearing, and I … Continue reading

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I take selfies

Let’s face it. I am not young. My face isn’t young. My body isn’t getting younger. If I sit for a while, my legs hurt, my knees stiffen. I need glasses to read my phone which is a bitch when … Continue reading

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Friday Futuring

Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? – Mary Oliver I don’t know about you, but maybe because we are at the onset of a new year, or maybe because I just turned a big … Continue reading

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Current mood

  The color of crushed grapes planted in spring, five years ago. No one remembers the weather when the vines were born and their fruits squeezed into the oak barrels shipped from somewhere in France where I had walked alone … Continue reading

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“True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.”― Pema Chödrön, My birthday is coming up in a few days. This year, I wanted to do something … Continue reading

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Fifty and I

Fifty and I am trapped in this life I’d cultivated. Careful, if you’re not so careful years add to fifty and still feel chained to the ground wings clipped by own teeth, shearing one feather at a time until bones … Continue reading

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Starting the rainy weekend with DNA

  It’s been raining off and on today. Temperature is a cool 69 F. Fall has started here with leaves in transition from green to gold and rust.  I’ve been working all this afternoon, the nature of my job of … Continue reading

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There’s no need to go outside. Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself. A white flower grows in quietness. Let your tongue become that flower.  – Rumi

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