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How to Eat CAKE Without Washing Dishes

Last week I felt weary. Maybe it was the gazillionth meal I had cooked in 4 months. Or masking up for the 2-week grocery load. Or those re-appearing dirty dishes. [Really people, those dishes?] Our colorful palate of life has gone a bit muted out here. Conversational topics in the kitchen [is there another room?] […]

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The Magic of Dependability

Last night, I was a talking cat. Complete with a feline smile, kneading my paws, and licking my fur — all while speaking to a human who was trying to adopt me. I went on later and was a police officer, the mother of a bride named Giselle, and yes, even was endowed as Jesus. […]

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The Pirate of Woe at Work

The Victim will be sure to test your human wholeness in the workplace. You know who they are. You’ve seen them coming down the hallway and you’ve dived into any empty doorway available – to avoid them. You’ve seen them at the photocopy machine when you’ve needed to run something off. But instead you go […]

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What’s That Crane Doing On My Car?

I didn’t anticipate asking myself that question over and over again. But three summers ago, our pair had shown up again. Yes, Mom and Dad Sandhill Crane. Their flocks fly in every year to Homer around mid-April. And then they start looking for their nesting place. And so the pair that nested on our property […]

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Why Earthworms Matter in Organizations

 It snowed last week. Argh. No one was ready. And my gardens weren’t composted. Well that might not be big stuff for you all but I like those Earthworms to wiggle and dance around and poop in my soil as much as possible by next spring. Their presence is so rich and inviting for new […]

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What Bears Can Teach You

If only I had gotten to the raspberry patch first, I might have had some hand. It’s berry-picking time in Alaska. That means — all systems go. So last week, as I was getting ready for a recon to our patch, a big black furry head cropped up in the middle of it. I was […]

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What Story Am I Believing Right Now?

It’s springtime in Homer. For those of you that don’t know what that means, just imagine daffodils, the smell of mowed grass, sandhill cranes dancing in the meadow, and a gentle, warm day breeze touching your skin every afternoon. OK, one out of four is good. Daffodils bedeck my desk from Safeway’s Friday sale. Really? […]

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Bringing Your Genius to the Holidays (Dec 2016)

Every fiber in my body screamed NO at going to my friend’s New Year’s Eve party. And yet, I went. Because at the time I was single. And thought it couldn’t be any worse than lying around on my sofa and crying through “While You Were Sleeping.” One more time. OK, I admit it. I […]

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Mobilizing for Action — Try On Some Calm

I can’t believe the start to Amelia’s 2017. She is topping out on the frazzle gauge. You too? Well, let’s start with her first. My friend Amelia and I finally had a chance to catch up on the phone this past weekend and she is in a full-on frenzy. As a new single parent, Amelia […]

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Just Put Your Hoof Down

“We’re building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be allowed.” ~ Brad Stevens Here on the Kenai Peninsula it’s moose calving time. So one evening last month when I pulled down our driveway toward my parking spot, I spied Mrs. Moose in close proximity. I mean so close that unloading my […]

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