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A Panoramic View

Visionary thinking provides a broader perspective. It’s like a panoramic view, expanding the picture of what you are able to see.  Visionary thinking calls for three things: (1) Learn. Be sure of what you know and value it—but never settle. Form new relationships, read new… Read More

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Fly Away

My sweet dad passed away early this morning. He was 94 years old. For all accounts and purposes, one could say that he lived a long and full life. That’s true. But, I still wasn’t quite ready to let him go.  He was born on… Read More

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Moods of Mind

“There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.” Washington Irving

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Caring for Others

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” Tenzin Gyatso One of the most valuable things we can do for ourselves during… Read More

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The Long Way Home Review

Author D. L. Norris invites readers to slow down and enjoy the view, and perhaps spin a story or two, in The Long Way Home, an insightful and memorable novel about family, grief, and growing up. Maggie Davis stands like a proud pillar at the… Read More

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Where Will Our Hope Take Us

In times of uncertainty, our hearts long for a return to normalcy and stability. We look for comforting signs that speak of consistency as we navigate through the unknowns.  I have discovered an immense joy in the signs of approaching spring—purple crocus, bright yellow forsythia,… Read More