Author Archives: Rina

The Truth Will Set You Free

“If you will not reveal yourself to others, you cannot reveal yourself to yourself. That does not only mean that you suppress who you are, although it also means that. It means that so much of what you could be … Continue reading

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The Yodeling Children of Kentucky

Dear Neighbor, Please excuse my children for their brilliant (and loud!) rendition of “The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps” last night. They apparently have no concept of time or appreciation for the fact that some people enjoy sleeping. You, my … Continue reading

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Becoming

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.” —The Velveteen Rabbit My four year old sat holding a toy … Continue reading

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Lost

“Jon… don’t fuss at me… I think I’ve lost the debit card.” My husband is a patient man. When I forgot my camera battery before a trip to Florida, he drove thirty minutes out of his way to bring it … Continue reading

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Truth of Beauty

Today I stepped on the scale for the first time in several weeks and discovered I’ve met my biggest weight loss goal, so far: one hundred pounds lost. I’m elated about this, of course, but I’d be lying if I … Continue reading

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Phoenix

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you, step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” – Joseph Campbell “Your … Continue reading

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Newest Addition

Our cow had her first calf today (a little bull) and our oldest caught it on video…

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