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A Word on Wednesday: Binding

Binding gives stability. Day job. House. Love. Family. I reference the definition of the noun binding as the word we have for the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the likes. Ideas bind us together. Shared beliefs are binding. We can be bound in… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Binding”

A Word on Wednesday: Home

I sit here on a quiet morning, legs curled beneath me, laptop resting on my thighs nestled on the love seat. Across from me is my husband, book in hand, with our youngest cuddled close with the dog on his lap. This moment gives… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Home”

A Word on Wednesday: Solitude

Fortunately, I received a gift of solitude the week between Christmas and the New Year. Solitude, noun, the state of being or living alone; remoteness of habitations as of a place; absence of human activity. No day job. No friends. The family is skiing.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Solitude”

A Word on Wednesday: Decoration

In Wisconsin, the weather has turned cold. As I write this, the wind is blowing a cold rain. Leftover leaves are rustling. It is time to turn indoors. Soups, stews, and casseroles replace the grilled delights of summer. We must brace ourselves for the… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Decoration”

A Word on Wednesday: Zeal

Awake, awake to love and work. This directive for living is the title of a Christian hymn, by Geoffrey A. Studder-Kennedy. It is a perfect anthem for the start of a new year. Whatever you set out for 2020, do so with zeal. The noun… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Zeal”

A Word on Wednesday: Dabbling

Dabble, verb, to play and splash in or as if in water; to work at anything in an irregular or superficial manner. Having published poetry, journalism, and a memoir, I continue to dabble in fiction. I have 275 pages of a novel written, working title… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Dabbling”

A Word on Wednesday: Remember

The mind controls your life. You control your mind. Reflect on the word, remember. What is worthy of recall? Sticky notes of forget me nots. Planners of exact dates and times — birthdays, appointments. Bulletin boards of invitations, obligations. The secret list of passwords.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Remember”

A Word on Wednesday: Significant

Important, a priority, significant other. Worthwhile, meaningful. Wholly subjective, what you choose to spend time on? My friend Heather used to say, “If it’s important to you, you will find time for it.” The next breath was, “If it’s not important to you, you… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Significant”