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Captain’s Log: The Journey Continues

The course remains uncharted, but our destination stays clear. The water cycles between calm, choppy, and never-before-seen. Though tattered, the ship groans on as the beloved crew commits to staying afloat. Our journey continues with full days of completing routine … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log: Serious §h!+

This whole situation makes me heart sick. I don’t share this video to incite debate or solicit opinion. I share for a bit of perspective in a very complex time, especially when so many of us are far removed from … Continue reading

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A Captain’s Log, Ranch style

Our Easter Sunday dawned a blanket of white. The trees hung heavy with snow. The wind blew cold and strong. The calves, even the freshly born, tucked in tightly to the herd, protected and warm from the wintery chill. Like … Continue reading

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We Love Teachers

Day 2: I’ve realized the past few days merely represent “a weekend at home”. Tomorrow begins reality. I don’t mind the slower pace. I don’t miss the social pressures of doing everything or going everywhere. It doesn’t bother me to … Continue reading

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Laughter is Contagious

Day 1 Highlights of Self-Quarantine (kidding–with the children’s social activities halted, we just actually go nowhere): A) My husband survived another day of communicating telepathically during chores. B) I spent seven hours after chores painting a bedroom with an eight-year-old. … Continue reading

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Be kind. Be patient. Be present.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh We aren’t the infirmed left worrying about a virus for which they couldn’t prepare. We aren’t yet the hotel … Continue reading

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Reality and Romance

“I do not believe there was ever a life more attractive than a life on a cattle farm.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt I’m guessing Teddy was referencing the romantic notions of cows grazing an open plain while calves buck about playfully, … Continue reading

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Put your head in the clouds

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds We’re ranchers, so this quote doesn’t fit all the time … No one … Continue reading

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Light the Candle

Thank you, Audra Scheel, for inviting me to visit with Teen Leadership Academy members yesterday! 🍀 Part of me wants to share all the things I’m not, but in the interest of taking my own advice, I’m sharing my gratitude … Continue reading

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Ripples of Kindness

“There is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams Our sons are some of Mason’s teammates. We experienced this story in real life, and I’m telling … Continue reading

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