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never on sunday or any other day of the week

      “Do you believe in God?” He asked. “No,” I replied without thinking. Later, I reconsidered. I feel the existence of some form of higher power, spirit, universal energy/power/force. It’ hard to identify and name. Whatever it is, it does not belong to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism or any of the others.  While I believe […]

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deal yourself a new hand

    One night I found myself in tears wishing I were somewhere other than where I was. The next morning I dragged my spirit out of a ditch and told myself to get on with it. I wrote the poem below as part of that process. Don’t like the cards you’ve been dealt? Deal yourself a […]

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the shape of things to come

      A poem about life’s potential and living it.

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for the sake of childish games

    I spent a month un-publishing hundreds of blog posts, videos, images, and poems born from my core. Why? Because a few people who wield a little power fear slivers of the truth I write.

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20 pics of my glass and crystal Christmas tree

  My love of Christmas and Christmas tree decorations is decades old. For about 10 years from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, I sewed my own soft decorations and mailed them in Christmas cards to friends and family. There were stars and snowmen, candy canes and canaries. At some point I stopped making decorations for everybody else […]

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40 footloose dance scenes oh yes dance

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40 stunning photographs of fall colours in eastern Canada

  Every season has its own beauty. But autumn in eastern Canada is often SO breathtaking it’s easy to forget that spring, summer and winter even exist! Mother Nature outdid herself in 2014 with a cornucopia of brilliant colour. It’s virtually impossible to capture how remarkable the countryside is, even with the best camera and […]

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7 leap before you look lessons from Mandarin ducklings

  Hatching a new venture? Or reinventing yourself? In my experience, there are lessons to be learned everywhere all the time – especially in nature and the animal kingdom. The video below of the ducklings came to me randomly from the captain of my ladies golf league. It was too good not to share 🙂 […]

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I was feeling a little sorry for myself today. Then somebody sent me this.

    Reality check.   No Arms. No Legs. No Worries. No Arms & Amazing A Tribute to Stacey McInroe Conner Barbara Guerra (Born with no arms)   Besides going a little crazy in a good way, Susan Macaulay created and curates Amazing Women Rock, SheQuotes and My Alzheimer’s Story. She also helps people with public speaking, confidence building, writing and editing.    

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8 Good Reasons to Go Crazy

“Perhaps being crazy is actually a good thing!” (Said I to myself, myself having been a square peg in a round hole pretty much from the get go, and BTW isn’t it interesting how we seek to validate our own beliefs about reality? Grist for yet another mill…) Once the words had been silently spoken, […]

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