Monthly Archives: June 2011

Every Day Beginnings

Remember building forts under your dining room table, or pretending the floor was made of lava and jumping from pillow to pillow to stay alive?  As a child, everything is exciting, and new — the crawling caterpillar on your windowsill, … Continue reading

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Good Reads

As a result of no television and limited access to media, I’ve been passing my time with an assortment of books.  And you know what?  I’ve enjoyed every minute of it — curling up on the beach with a good … Continue reading

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Aunt

Tia.  Such a simple word, yet packed with meaning.  In Cape Verde, children call their parents’ friends, or any female adult that plays a role in their life, tia (aunt).  It’s how it should be, right?  We should take an … Continue reading

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No more Pop-Tarts

One of my favorite quotes from Bertrand Russell’s book, The Conquest of Happiness: “The man who acquires easily things for which he feels only a very moderate desire concludes that the attainment of desire does not bring happiness…since the man who … Continue reading

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But I Get Up Again

Oops.  I realize Wednesday came and went, and my weekly post about simplifying never materialized. I have my reasons though. So here goes… It started on Wednesday with a bellyache that turned into frequent trips to the bathroom. I’ll leave … Continue reading

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