“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” –Neil Degrasse Tyson, author and scientist Tyson is a favorite contemporary scientist for many of  us– watch his Cosmos TV program for a weekly fix.…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’ve read One Mountain Away, the first book of my Goddesses Anonymous series, you know that Charlotte, the main character, looks back on her life and the mistakes she’s made. I stumbled across this passage and decided to post it  for Sunday Inspiration just before Valentine’s Day. Not because the quote…

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Have I Got Deals For You! The Giveaway: I don’t spend a lot of time on promotion here, but that’s what today’s blog is about. I wanted to be sure that those of you who are not yet on my mailing list (monthly newsletter) have a chance to enter my latest giveaway and to learn…

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“Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.” -Hildegard of Bingen Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century Christian composer and…

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“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson. We’re fast coming up on a year of quarantine.  My husband and I have been vigilant about taking precautions. I’ve made masks for family and friends and always wear mine when I’m out of the house…

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“We need each other. Each of us is responsible for what happens on this earth. We are each absolutely essential, each totally irreplaceable. Each of us is the swing vote in the bitter election battle now being waged between our best and our worst possibilities.” -Leonard Peltier, Activist You thought the presidential election was tough? How about…

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“So let us leave behind a country better than the one we were left with Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest, we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west, we will rise from the windswept northeast where our forefathers first realized revolution We…

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I’ve been quiet on Southern Exposure for the past few weeks. I’ll confess that for much of that time, I knew there was nothing I could say that would be half as riveting and certainly not even a millionth as horrifying as the events on the news. If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent many…

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“We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor,…

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