Tending Mom and her Nest

I’m back from my trip east to see family and finally feeling caught up. I worked hard in mom’s house and yard to get things back in shape. She hires people to help with house cleaning and mowing, but the details get neglected. I spent much of my time outdoors; picking up debris, trimming trees,…

Moving On

~ moving on again deny, accept, search, decide packing and changing ~ ~ I’ve been all over the map on this decision. I made it much harder by trying to imagine and plan for every future contingency. I’ve offered to help my mother and may potentially move in with her to allow her to stay…

forest regeneration, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you forest regeneration, Medicine Baba, growing gratitude, and dancing. Forest Regeneration This story warms my heart and gives me hope for the future. Twenty years ago, a couple donated a forested piece of land in exchange for orange peels and pulp for some deforested land. It turned out to be…

Ark Nova, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you immigrants giving back, Anam Cara, buildings for tomorrow, beautiful places and graceful aging. Immigrants Giving Back The story of St. Jude Research Hospital is a touching one. Originally founded by Danny Thomas as a way to give back and express his gratitude for the opportunities afforded Arab and Lebanese…

abstract photography, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you landscape beauty, ultrasound therapy, caterpillar magic, Community Cars and mastering irrelevancy. International Landscape Awards This is a wonderful collection of landscape photos from a competition called the¬†Internation Landscape Photographer of the Year. They received over 2600 submissions from professional and amateur photographers around the world to select the top…