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Summer Beach Group 2017

Our 6th Annual Summer Spirit Beach Group … Books, Beaches, Long Talks.  Water, Women, and Words.  Summer Beach Group 2017 begins Monday, June 12. Women gather and share well-seasoned words.  Relationships are formed and deepened.  Souls are fed and nourished.  The book and beach provide a backdrop and a starting place. This year, we’re about… Continue reading Summer Beach Group 2017

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That was a bust…

That free book study call experiment last night.  Not one person called in….or even commented or responded to the invitation.  It was a bust.   I was looking forward to it; and it didn’t fly. Our brains are compelled to make up stories–about why and whatever.   And we do make them up…every single story.  We… Continue reading That was a bust…

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Feminine virtue and style

Reading The Book of the Courtesans and enjoying Susan Griffin’s turn of phrase and insight.  Daily reading always influences where my mind travels, especially when a topic shows up multiple times, unplanned and unexpectedly, in a matter of days–and in unrelated references.  In this case, references about clothing, costuming, and culture: Clothing is not just… Continue reading Feminine virtue and style

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That ‘Madam’ Word

It’s been surfacing lately, the title ‘Madam.’  Maybe because one person always addressed me as ‘Madam,’ and her anniversary of passing is coming.  I think maybe she’s nudging me from the other side.  We shared a lot of life experiences, she and I; often parallel tracks; and having much to share when we reconnected. Perhaps… Continue reading That ‘Madam’ Word

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Fall Book Group

On September 20, Mama Gena (Regena Thomashauer) released an audaciously bold-titled book called Pussy: A Reclamation.   It comes after her years hearing hundreds of thousands of women in her signature School of Womanly Arts. Her story and more about the book, at http://www.mamagenas.com/.  Purchase the book online or your local bookstore before Saturday, September 24,… Continue reading Fall Book Group

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Custom Ceremonies

Morning coffee @CoffeeMillFontana yesterday.  A card on the wall says Custom Wedding Ceremonies for the Most Important Day of Your Life and I think, Custom Memorial Ceremonies and Final Wishes. Two funerals and what-would-have-been my sister’s 41st birthday, fresh on my mind. It was a beautiful, sun-filled afternoon a week earlier; cousins and moms, remaining… Continue reading Custom Ceremonies

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Reading Inspires Us

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It… is a whole book full of stories and letters from readers of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat Pray Love.  Surely, a testament to the power of reading a single book. One chapter-story is simply titled Someone Like Me, from a woman who found great encouragement that someone like her… Continue reading Reading Inspires Us