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Waxing Wonder

Sadness, frustration, disappointment, and discouragement have dragged me under. I don't understand why people — children as well as adults — have to argue about everything. Everything. Even about insignificant details. And, few want to assume or admit their share of the trouble and responsibility. Life is already challenging and difficult, without the bickering and fighting.… Continue reading Waxing Wonder

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Not Small and Insignificant

It's been a week, mixed with unpredictable joy, frustration, anxiety, discouragement, and inspiration. Seems to be a good time to reflect on gratitude. This week, I'm thankful for: A heavy blanket of clouds in the sky early this morning that prevented the sun from blinding me or rendering me incapable of seeing cars or traffic… Continue reading Not Small and Insignificant

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Dynamic Duo

My eyes grew wider than a super moon making its rare appearance, when my parents gave me my first camera as a teenager. The equipment itself wasn't anything special. It was a point-and-shoot film camera. What got me so excited was capturing beauty in a frame. My love and passion for coffee started more recently,… Continue reading Dynamic Duo

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Just Tattered and Torn? Nah.

I'm grateful for much this week. Here's a start: Catherine McCall, for her willingness to be vulnerable, transparent, authentic, and real (when sharing her difficult and raw experiences in her memoir) to help others. The reminder that we still have much to offer when we're tattered and worn. My voice teacher. Tickets to see Sarah… Continue reading Just Tattered and Torn? Nah.

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My ‘Thanks’

Lily Chang © 2018 Early last week, I wanted to start a weekly 'thankful' list. Here's why. We live in a world where ugly things happen all the time and everywhere. And heinous deeds, whether personal or not, can impact and wound us deeply. But, those aren't the only sort that influence us. Good things… Continue reading My ‘Thanks’