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Showing posts from March 23, 2008

Staying healthy

Can be a big challenge - but I’m trying to do what I can. I came across this article, From the couch to a 5k in two months I’m thinking on giving this plan a try as i tried the workout for today and I did better than I expected. If anyone would like to join me on this adventure, that would be great - the more the merrier ... and healthier! Tara

Speak synchronicity

For the first time in what seems forever, I read a book in one sitting last night. I kept the light on till late, propped up the pillows and evaded sleep for a few hours to join Melinda for her freshman year in high school. The review on the cover said, " An uncanny funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, SPEAK will hold readers from first word to last. - THE HORN BOOK, starred review." They were telling the truth. This book was a birthday gift for my daughter,( who turned 15 yesterday and is a high school freshman)and I remembered that I had another copy somewhere in my books at home. It was only after reading the new copy that I searched for the other edition. I read the inscription of a now grown, once Melinda-like student that in 2004, gave me a copy of this book to read - sadly I was too distracted at the time to read it. I'm sorry that it took so long for me to get to this story. So much of Melinda's story is something we all can relate to: looking for acce

Mondays poem

For the Monday after Easter, when the light begins to change on the east cost - hinting at the warmth and color of spring that has already embraced San Francisco. I understand this poem on a different level after visiting San Fran. "The Changing Light" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from How to Paint Sunlight. © New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2001. The Changing Light The changing light at San Francisco is none of your East Coast light none of your pearly light of Paris The light of San Francisco is a sea light an island light And the light of fog blanketing the hills drifting in at night through the Golden Gate to lie on the city at dawn And then the halcyon late mornings after the fog burns off and the sun paints white houses with the sea light of Greece with sharp clean shadows making the town look like