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Cynthia McGarity
Singer, writer, teacher, storyteller..."every moment tells a story"
Singer, writer, teacher, storyteller..."every moment tells a story"
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A Final Act
I hate feet.  Have I ever mentioned that here? I have a number of idiosyncrasies but feet may top the list.  I've never liked them.  I had a real aversion in high school.  Couldn't even look at them.  I had a friend, Kerri, who had the only feet I actually ...

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30 Days of Loving Well - Your House
I love our house.  And I loved the one before that.  And the one before that.  And the apartment before that.  And the condo shared with roommates before that.   (Actually, I didn't really love that one...too many "guy" things surrounding me from a formerly...

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30 Days of Loving Well - Each Other
I got distracted this morning while preparing to write.  I started looking down my right column of stats about my posts...when they were published, how many people read them...that type of thing.  I NEVER do this anymore; not since my first five months with...

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30 Days of Loving Well - Daughters
Today I have only one teenager. But two children. Can you guess why? (This scenario is not quite as complicated as the riddle,  as told by our friend David, that  Colleen loved solving years ago at a camping trip up in Yosemite:  A teenage boy is in an acci...

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30 Days of Loving Well - Sons
Seventeen years ago, I didn't have much of a frame of reference for raising a boy. I am one of five sisters - no brothers! - so girls were my wheelhouse. (Not that I raised me and my sisters...but at least I knew what we liked, what made us mad and what clo...

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30 Days of Loving Well - Marriage
I've written here about my marriage... my husband... what we do well and what we will forever need to work on. I don't know much about marriage and would never presume to advise anyone on the correct way to maneuver in one. In fact, I'm so woefully not-know...

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30 Days of Loving Well - Loving & Being Loved
(Giving a true "launch" to my 30 Days of Loving Well with an homage to my father's personal message, his signature homily.  I wrote about this message years ago in the months following Daddy's passing. ( I invite you to read about it here. )  And though I w...

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30 Days of Loving Well
Autumn is my favorite time of year.   I love the cool and the changing colors of the leaves. (Yes, there are a few trees here in Southern California that change.  Always a treat to see them!)   Fall is also a time for starting new things.   Perhaps ingraine...

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Coming Home #24
“ Tis "the witching time of night", / Orbed is the moon and bright, /  And the stars they glisten, glisten, / Seeming with bright eyes to listen . ”  - John Keats How fitting it is as myriads of trick-or-treaters skip past our home tonight... As the neighbo...

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Simply Saturdays - Coming Home, #23
Two of my recommendations  this week  are books  and the third rec is a versatile, yummy product that I've recently started using - with interesting results. Let's talk about reading first... The first is a book my husband was exposed to at his leadership t...
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