Category: Finding Family, Finding Self, Finding life’s simple pleasures blog

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Christmas 2019 (aka my Christmas letter)

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, except Mom herself. Clothing was strewn round the room with no care Knowing Mom would take care of the...

Kolacky Cookies – Christmas Tradition 1

Kolacky Cookies – Christmas Tradition

It’s just not the holiday season in our tribe without baking at least a kajillion different kinds of Christmas cookies, a tradition I inherited from both the Lugar and Curry clans. Every holiday table...

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Enough

Sometimes, events unfold as an undercurrent to our everyday living. We go about our day-to-day tasks, usually busier than we intended and on autopilot. Yet, there is that quiet and subtle undertow pulling at...

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Say What?!

Did you know that being able to hear is a luxury, even for children? Yes – you read that right – we don’t need to be able to hear the crickets, spring peepers, or...

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Changing Seasons

“Youth is like spring, an over praised season … more remarkable for biting east winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in...

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Autumn – Trust Fall

Autumn, Fall, Indian summer, harvest season … No matter what you call it, this season conjures all sorts of memories for each of us. Most people think of autumn and immediately are filled with...

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Who Were YOU? (also known as “Leave your Mat!”)

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” This quote from Charles Bukowski came into my life in the middle of last week via a magazine article...

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Lemons to Lemonade – 2018 Reflections

I am not sure when or how, but yet another year has passed in the blink of an eye! Despite how much I enjoy writing, my entire adult life has been a challenge to...

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Tea Time Tassies – A Holiday Tradition

Holiday baking was always something that involved weeks of planning and prep – and lots of freezer room for all the confections that would be needed for the big day and all the family...

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Bearing THE Mark – Grandma’s Tattoo

Religion and education run through my veins like a river¬† – whether you look at my adopted side or my birth side –¬† the lines run deep back through both lineages. They are a...

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