Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies

Bullies have appeared in great number recently. Gang-like, they infiltrate, taking more than their share. But they are here for a reason: Through our actions, we’ve invited them into our personal space. Unknowingly, we’ve fed them exactly what they’ve wanted most, and we are paying the price for it. I happen to be talking about … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__2: Everything in its Own Time
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__2: Everything in its Own Time

Everything–and everyone!–does not grow at the same pace. In the past week, the new rose plants we brought home that had quickly buckled under Arizona’s unseasonable heat have now lost all their half-burnt blossoms. Aside from increasingly dry leaves, the plants seem dormant and are now completely bare. Though we’ve been careful to water all … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure

  Alas, the beautiful flowering rose bushes that captured our hearts at the garden center last week have turned to crunchy critters within a week of bringing them home, courtesy of unseasonable 100-degree temps here in Arizona. The roses are in new soil and a new environment, which is tough enough on its own. Add … Continue reading

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Guidance — the_tovarysh_connection

Healing words from a dear fellow blogger, The Tovarysh Connection . . . You are not alone You have not been forgotten or forsaken The guidance continues to be here for you And for all who seek it. Dear Ones, in times of great distress and turmoil there continues to be a safe haven from … Continue reading

Trump, Hillary, Fear Of and Hope For the Homeless in a Walmart Parking Lot
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Trump, Hillary, Fear Of and Hope For the Homeless in a Walmart Parking Lot

I sit here alone in a Walmart parking lot, somewhere between where I started and where I’m going. My partner and I were on our way from Arizona to California when our camping trailer suffered a broken axle. We are stranded here as long as it takes to fix it, which so far is almost … Continue reading

Going With What You Personally Know: My Experience With Hillary Clinton
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Going With What You Personally Know: My Experience With Hillary Clinton

In a Presidential campaign wrought with controversy, relatively speaking, few of us have any personal experience with the candidates to speak with any certainty about their character, their moral fiber. Unless we have direct experience with either one, we’ve nothing terribly conclusive to say one way or the other. For me, there is only one … Continue reading