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Gratitude for Gardens and Granddaughters

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, one doesn’t have to travel far to observe serenity and beauty with beloved companions Even in the context of critters, city “upgrades,” and unpredictable weather sometimes there are possibilities to create little sanctuaries to enjoy a … Continue reading

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Reflections about Being a Parent and Grandparent

Carol A. Hand When my daughter was born, my view of the world forever changed. “To have a child is to decide to have your heart forever walk around outside your body.” (anonymous) Life was no longer something I peered … Continue reading

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The Power of Music

Carol A. Hand Do you ever awaken from a dream where you’re singing a song? That’s what happened to me this morning. It was a song that I see as a little silly in the context of what’s going on … Continue reading

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January Born

Carol A. Hand On your eighteenth birthday, dear grandson, you’re in my thoughts It’s a time to celebrate that miracle you are not a time for dos and don’ts, shoulds and oughts I just want you to know that you’ll … Continue reading

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Reflections and Blessings on New Year’s Day

Carol A. Hand On this first day many celebrate as a new year, I find myself compelled to speak as honestly as I can. It’s true that my life has not been as easy or privileged as some would imagine. … Continue reading

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I Remember …/ A Reblog

Originally Posted on November 10, 2014 by Carol A. Hand I remember other storms approaching – the wind silent but the air filled with the electricity of threat and possibility. I survived. But have I worn the grooves of hope … Continue reading

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Aadi and the Magic Chair/ A Reblog

Aadi and the Magic Chair Posted on November 21, 2013 by Carol A. Hand When my grandson, Aadi, was just learning to talk, there were some sounds that were hard for him to say. He couldn’t say “g” or “r” … Continue reading

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Reflections – Thursday, July 14, 2016

Carol A. Hand “Water” is the focus for today’s photography course assignment. Although the St. Louis River is less than a mile away, and the shore of Lake Superior just a short drive or bus ride, the likelihood of scattered … Continue reading

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Reflections (Literally) – Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Carol A. Hand I should be editing today, but I promised my granddaughter I would share this story. We didn’t have a chance to work on it together so I’m writing it for her. More fierce storms rolled through on … Continue reading

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Reflections – “You Know It Don’t Come Easy”

Carol A. Hand As I edit and garden, I often find myself humming this song by George Harrison – It Don’t Come Easy. Weather, competing responsibilities, and shifting moods all present challenges. I wish I could totally ignore mainstream news, … Continue reading

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