Posts in category "Freedom"

Live Like You're Dying—We are ALL Terminal

Recently I have been thinking a lot about life and death, but mainly life. The truth is, no matter how much we may resist the notion, we are all terminal. And if we really let this sink in… And if we really contemplate this for more than a few seconds here and there… And if... Read more »

My High School Reunion and The Unexpected Week After

Last weekend I attended my 25th High School Reunion. I hadn’t been back to my hometown in this capacity without a spouse or children for fifteen years. My parents divorced and moved from the area while I was in college. Let me start by saying that a huge impetus for attending the reunion was to... Read more »

Time to Think for Ourselves: Sift Through ALL of It

It is not too often touted that it is okay to doubt what we have been taught to believe. And yet… Doubt it? From my perspective, it is imperative that we do a lot more than simply doubt. Instead, if we truly desire freedom from the invisible chains that bind us, we must get really... Read more »
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Man Arrested Who Stole Our Car: Surprising Irony

Well, the man who stole our car in late July was arrested recently for stealing another car that was found sitting in front of his house. Turns out, fingerprints link him to our stolen car, as well. While this may sound like good news, and in some ways it is—another thief off the streets—in many... Read more »

From Role to Soul—No Path—Simply, I AM

Well, what’s been percolating inside for years—a lifetime (lifetimes, whatever)—seems to be gushing forth and outward after a summer of some pretty deep introspection. Good times, some might say;) But truly for me, as many of you know, reflection equals good times, indeed. Especially when it stems from my own life experiences rather than the... Read more »

List of Preferences—I Choose This OVER That—How about You?

As a forty-two year old woman, I have been contemplating ME a lot recently. You never know, but I am most likely nearly at the halfway point of this beautiful incarnation as Annie Burnside, and I want to make sure that I give this gal the opportunity to lead a life of free choice—a life... Read more »
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Abduction Case in Cleveland: Why It Cuts So Deep

Like many around the country, I have been rendered almost speechless by the events that unfolded in Cleveland earlier this week. The words unfathomable, unforgivable, reprehensible and inhuman are several that do come to mind as more and more details are revealed. While the three women, one child and their very, very ill perpetrator each... Read more »