Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.   I am a little late in talking about it, but since I did not start my blog until the middle of the month, I will let it slide. 🙂 Let me begin by saying that I am not a poet.  While a lot of my teenage scribblings looked like poetry, …

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Signs and Billboards

In the movie, Fools Rush In, a sidewalk prophet warned that “there are signs everywhere.”  Now, typically I am not a superstitious person.  I do not see dire outcomes when I trip at the start of a journey, and I am more likely to try to befriend a passing black cat, than to fear what …

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Chasing Imperfection

“Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of beginner’s mind. In its simplest explanation, it is the ability to allow yourself to be a beginner at something you have done a million times. This is a skill that I think most of us have …

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When good instincts go bad

                Self-preservation is a curious thing.  On the one hand it protects you. It will keep you from walking down dark alleys alone at night, giving your social security number to a stranger on the street, and in some cases, it will even keep you from dancing in public.  But, self-preservation can also hinder you.  …

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