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About rd734467

I am a seeker. A doer. An encourager. One who loves. One who longs to be loved. One who desperately yearns to make a difference in this world.

Location

Do you ever pause and muse, “how did I get here?” Not your physical location, but rather your location in life. Married or single. Employed or not. Friendless, or surrounded by people you love. A grimace, or a smile, gracing … Continue reading

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Little Ones

An idea, a fleeting thought embossed itself in my mind’s eye as I stood up to take a break from studying.  I was in a house full of children – eight at the least, all about four to six years … Continue reading

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Moments

November 25, 2013 Here I sit. This morning, I can do no other. Life is moving, going, slowly slowly by. At times, I am caught up in the midst of it. At times, I feel strangely separated, an outsider to … Continue reading

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April 11, 2011

Part of a journal entry I made on this date. “God…wow.  You are SO BIG.  And I am so small.  And that is what makes all the difference!  You, Almighty Creator of the whole world, of the sun, of a … Continue reading

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Silence

Today I woke up to about 4-5 inches of fresh, powdery snow covering the scenery out my apartment window. Formulating my plan for the day, I settled on hunting for a few nearby geocache sites. Once I was well into … Continue reading

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Waiting

I wrote this poem a couple of years ago, November 27, 2010.  It was particularly relevant then, and it is relevant now.  Always. Waiting. Hoping. Expecting. Dreaming. Waiting. I wait for a love. I wait for a destiny. I wait … Continue reading

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Getting my LOTR geek on

On Tom Bombadil: ” “‘He is the Master of wood, water, and hill’” (I, 174; 160), and [Goldberry] goes on to say that nothing belongs to Tom; all that of which he is master belongs to itself. Tom’s mastery consists of … Continue reading

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Body Language

A young woman stands, shoulders back, arms relaxed at her side, head turned at a slight angle. Her eyes set, her feet planted. She breathes deeply, and exhales. Her posture remains unaltered, her eyes continue to gaze ahead. She wears … Continue reading

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Healing through Simplicity

Let me preface the main thoughts of this post by saying it is quite appropriate for me to be writing this on Black Friday (though published a day later), when I hope to shop, but more importantly shop with the … Continue reading

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The Alchemist

One book that all of my wilderness guide comrades recommend to anyone who enjoys reading is Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.  I decided, after browsing the field office’s library, to give it a shot.  [Just fyi, there will be spoilers.] The story follows the … Continue reading

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