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Sleeping with squirrels ...

It's allergy season in Iowa and my husband is suffering. Sneezy, red, watery eyes, head stuffed. It's rough. So rough that we decided -- for everyone's sake -- he should sleep in our guest room for a bit. Usually this means I don't have to use the white noise machine placed perfectly on my bedside […]

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88 years of wisdom ...

My dad turned 88 on February 17. Yesterday!!! We celebrated with some of his favorite food, cherry pie, laughter, some new running shirts and a beautiful, royal blue golf shirt. He still runs and plays golf like a beast at 88 years of age. When he turned 80, he wrote a personal note to all […]

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Saturday selects ...

A brief thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... We're only here for a minute. We're here for a little window. And to use that time to catch and share shards of light and laughter and grace seems to me the great story. (Brian Doyle, 1956-2017)

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The laughter of the Trinity ...

Ancient mystic Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) said that humanity was created out of the laughter of the Trinity. Isn't that a fabulous thought? The sacred community at the center of all creation - Father, Son, Spirit - is a community of love, self-sacrifice and JOY. The kind of joy that bubbles up into laughter. Remember how […]

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Laughter ...

If you know me, you know I love to laugh. I love to be around people who make me laugh, and I love to be the one who makes other people laugh. I have always felt a bit sacrilegious about this. I mean, laughter feels like the opposite of what you were supposed to do […]

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Enemy of joy ...

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” (Herman Hesse, 1877 - 1962) Thus, the joyless country we seem to be living in right now. All of our hurry-hurry has left us bereft of the […]

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Welcome to Alice at Dawn. My short posts are meant to be regular reminders to keep walking, to keep living, to continue to listen to the voice deep within your spirit that whispers ... this is the way. Walk in it.

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