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Jul 12, 2010

Perfecting the Porch Sit

I’ve done my fair share of porch sitting. In fact, I like to think myself a bit of an expert. And reading? I love me a good book. Now, if you combine these two passions, you just might get my attention. That’s what Cheryl Smith did this week when she...
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Jul 12, 2010

Roots

I thought about Mary Ainsworth when I read Julia Cameron’s chapter on Roots in The Right to Write this week. Mary Ainsworth is the developmental psychologist who, in the 1960s and 70s, conducted extensive research on Attachment Theory . She identified three different attachment patterns between infants and adults: secure,...
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Jul 9, 2010

Catching Summer in the Moment

L.L. here, writing after the rain. It came across the river fast. We were at the pool. The wind picked up and when I closed my eyes I imagined myself to be a small sail boat riding the waves—up down, up down, up down. Some children ran from the water...
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Jul 8, 2010

Walking the Line Backward and Forward

I shouldn't be allowed to have friends who are married or have kids.
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Jul 8, 2010

Finding Grace

Sunday morning found the Atkinson family visiting a church for the first time. We chose an older Episcopal church in our city that is well known for having a high and traditional worship service. Before going we checked their website and found that there was a Bible study for middle...
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Jul 7, 2010

Find the Gifts, Forget the "Faults"

The manager's job is not to ferret out weaknesses, but rather to find gifts and talents and capitalize on them.
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