Category Archives: Living Skillfully

Ideas, thoughts, musings, ramblings related to quality of life. (Ever-so-slightly less random than Random Thoughts!)

Good Grief

I’m coming up on the 44th anniversary of my mother’s death on January 19. When she died I was 22 years old and had just graduated from college the spring before. And looking at those numbers, it strikes me that, … Continue reading

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Signs and Portents

I never thought of myself as especially superstitious, but I’m considering revising that view. Long and careful observation has worn down my denial and the self-critical eye that drives it. I’m ready to own my idiosyncratic thinking – maybe even … Continue reading

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Learning to Relax, and New Habits

So, it’s nearly time to head back to work after a long span of time off. Delicious. And I also feel very lucky to have a job that I like – and that affords me a living wage as well … Continue reading

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Lots and Lots of Moving

So, after we moved to Park Road I didn’t do much moving (except within the house) ’til it was time for college.  And there began a period of portability that continued pretty far into my adulthood. Yup, bricks, boards, and … Continue reading

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Girl Interrupted

The other evening our cat Sylus decided that she needed some pats just as I was finishing up some intricate budgeting work on my computer. (Okay, maybe I was fiddling with one of my Fantasy Football Teams … the main … Continue reading

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Coach

“It is what it is … it will be what you make it.” Pat Summit, quoted by her son Tyler. … pretty much says it all.

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Victims

I often deal with people in my work life who have been significantly victimized at some point in their lives. They may have been abused as children, or they may have been in abusive relationships as adults, or both. One … Continue reading

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Google Voice Anyone?

You’ll notice a new widget in my sidebar … right above the Red River Reviews (which I need to update).  It’s a link for leaving me a message on Google Voice. Here’s how it works (as they explain it) … … Continue reading

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NHCLF Has a Blog!

The New Hampshire Community Load Fund is a wonderful organization, based in Concord, that, among other things, bridges the loan gap for people who can’t get loans from conventional sources.  I hadn’t visited their site in awhile … but recently … Continue reading

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Ahhhhh …

Such weird weather ripped through our little world yesterday (but nothing compared to the devastation that hit Ohio and other parts of the Midwest).  We had a smorgasbord … from pelting rain to intense sun and back again …. with … Continue reading

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