re: grief & pottery…
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re: grief & pottery…

I’m no good at grief. … Really, I’m not. Or, perhaps I should say – I’m no good at polite, front-parlor, sorrowful-eyes, bring-a-casserole, hold-your-hand, murmur-platitudes grief. THAT I’m no good at. But I can rock the hell out of some get-drunk, scream-into-the-storm, curse-wildly, laugh-inappropriately grief. If that’s what’s required, I’m definitely the one for the … Continue reading

reaching back
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reaching back

We all know the prevalent wisdom, right? Don’t look back – keep your focus on what’s ahead. It’s all over the place in pithy quotes… “What is coming is far better than what is gone. Don’t look back, keep moving forward!” “Never look backwards or else you’ll lose your way to your goals.” “There’s no … Continue reading

01.25.14
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01.25.14

Fourteenth Day – What This Experience Has Taught Me I may never fully realize all the ways this trip has changed me … What I do realize is even more than I had expected Well, I’m on the plane again. Headed home this time… and it’s raining – again. We’re taxiing, the security announcements are … Continue reading

01.24.14
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01.24.14

Thirteenth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far With a ‘revolving door’ of volunteers, the kids don’t get all that attached … Some of the staff do One person’s peaceful day is another’s maddening boredom Nothing lights up your world like the face of a beaming child Today has been rather odd – completely unlike … Continue reading

01.23.14
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01.23.14

Twelfth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far Don’t listen to “no” – get out & do If you actually try, it doesn’t take long before you’re mistaken for a native Southern women still hold the blue ribbon for Banana Bread Rush hour bites no matter where you are! I am the Rain-Bringer. Seriously, that’s the … Continue reading

01.22.14
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01.22.14

Eleventh Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far I can, upon occasion, enjoy eggs with onions & peppers… small(ish) ones This country girl loves her some speed-boat action! Visiting ruins sites is a ‘must-do’ I am mutha-f’in SHE-RA, bitches Alone time can be very healthy … on the other hand – the thing about staying in … Continue reading

01.21.14
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01.21.14

Tenth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far Sleep… I need sleep It is monumentally frustrating to try to make plans with companies who aren’t able to be efficient about getting back to you Being queasy in the heat bites Caribbean men love them some white women! This morning was quite lovely, despite the fact … Continue reading

01.20.14
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01.20.14

Ninth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far For the love of god, don’t call a powder bun “bread” (lol) Looking forward to little things is a joy Learning to adjust when plans fall through is a valuable skill – don’t fall apart, just figure something else out & move on Today’s been rainy so … Continue reading