Family Matters

July 26, 2012

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“But there is one thing you must remember, if you forget all else. There is no good or evil, save in the way you see the world. There is no dark or light save in your own vision. All changes in the blink of an eyelid; yet all remains the same.”
― Juliet Marillier


October 6, 2011


“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
― Louise Erdrich

Welcome Back Party

October 2, 2011






The Dream Team

September 28, 2011

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“Freedom, I found is not only in the running but in the heart, the mind, the hands.”
― Louise Erdrich

Gathering in the Woods

September 13, 2011

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“They will teach us to quarrel about God, as Catholics and Protestants do on the Nez Perce Reservation and the other places.  We do not want that.  We may quarrel with men sometimes about things on earth, but we never quarrel about the Great Spirit.  We do not want to learn that.”  –Chief Joseph

On the Trail

September 5, 2011

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"What is right, in the end, is not always what it seems to be, and some rules are better broken."
— Jodi Picoult

Jen’s Annual Pig Roast

August 24, 2011

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“The answer to any malaise consisted in going deeper into it and not trying to escape into some mythical land of make-believe. “ –David Brookes

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"When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World…. when you love someone with all your heart, that’s when you are transformed."
"Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive… and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us…. we continue to change as change is the nature of man. No one is "just this way". That is who they are today – it will not be who they are tomorrow."
— Paulo Coelho

A Feast

July 29, 2011

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"When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself."
— Paulo Coelho


July 29, 2011

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"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
— Paulo Coelho