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In which I follow up on yesterday’s post … reflectively

It’s 5:20am I arose more than two hours ago intended to write & publish this ‘follow up’ to yesterday’s post in which I reflect on the remaining questions posed by my friend last week: What have I learned? Where do … Continue reading

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What’s happened in the past year?

A dear friend posed a series of questions to me yesterday and asked that I write my responses as a favor to her.  Although it’s raining unexpectedly and I had less than two hours sleep last night because of ‘partying’ … Continue reading

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Embracing Confusion …

Press play to hear me read this piece. Audio is 1:33 in length … What an interesting experience it’s been trying to share this on my Virginia at Giraffe Journal page using the ‘Notes’ function at Facebook.  Previously I’ve simply … Continue reading

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Three steps forward, two steps back …

QVMRF955EQCQ (please ignore the numbers … it’s my Technorati claim # and I’ll delete this once I’m verified) I apologize (and forgive myself) for allowing so much time pass without publishing anything new here.  Although it FEELS like I’m standing … Continue reading

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Oh my Lord! There’s so MUCH to do …

Thinking of Eloise this morning as I listen to the steady rain outside … wondering what happened to Fall after having no Summer this year.  Such STRANGE weather everywhere! For those who may not recall: Eloise is a six-year-old girl … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (… or thank you Dr. Seuss)

I can’t believe how quickly time passes these days, but won’t complain about a thing because life’s busy and filled with lots of stimulating activities and marvelous moments. Most recently I’ve: ~listened to inspiring, informative ‘free calls’ & ‘paid for … Continue reading

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The Law of Unintended Consequences …

or … ‘If something can go wrong, it will!” but hopefully I’m learning all the time! I’m fully aware that being a perfectionist creates problems and limits productivity.  Knowing this truth, I’m trying to lower my expectations and allow things … Continue reading

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Feeling Giraffe Gratitude and Remembering my Mom

I appreciate the warm welcome I’ve received here at my Giraffe Journal, and am sharing a bit more today.  I’m delighted by the new, recent & long-time (somehow the word ‘old’ doesn’t feel right) friends my wilderness playground has attracted … Continue reading

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A few simple examples of my unusual writing style …

In the mid-90s, I began to create rather spontaneously what I thought of as ‘visual’ pieces of writing outside of my regular journal.  I would draw a line on a piece of typing paper and then write on it … … Continue reading

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Welcome to Giraffe Journal …

Every room in my home is filled with giraffes given to me over the years by family, friends, co-workers and students.    Although I’ve never quite understood just what prompted these gifts, I have always loved giraffes … and perhaps … Continue reading

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