Don’t Tell Me to Throw Away that Darn Dead Plant

The dead plant I refuse to throw away — photo by the author

My Unexpected Visitor

After 37 years, my father is now living with my husband and me. He invited himself to live with us without asking if I had the space, if my husband had any objections, or if I had any plans. “But that’s okay because he’s 81 years old,” I told myself.

A discovery that changed my life

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Who Am I?

I am a woman in my 50s who’s never smoked or done any drugs. I was one of many that perceived marijuana as harmful and did not condone its use. The same goes for CBD Oil, which I thought was just as bad. It wasn’t until a recent experience that…

And I Have One in My Back Yard

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Unwanted Visitor

A few years ago, my mother gave me a plant that she could no longer keep. It was growing too big and climbing up the walls of her apartment complex. I accepted the plant and brought it home. Mother potted it in a 12-inch green planter. It’s an ugly cactus-type…

La Pieta — photo by the author

When traveling, I enjoy experiencing other country’s cultures — especially Italy. There is always something that amazes me every time we visit. As we roam through the uneven cobblestone streets of Rome and sightseeing its old architectural buildings it is impressive. …

He listens to our conversations!

Our most handsome Chewy — photo by the author

A Little about Chewy

We have a dog. He is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund, a Chiweenie they call them. His name is Chewy, and he is 9 years old. He was the runt of the pack and has been with us since he was 5-weeks…

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To Fly or Not to Fly

Is it a good time to travel? Probably not. As usual, we scheduled our yearly vacation to Europe months in advance. We book our flights, car hire, and hotel through British Airways Holiday. Since we began using them, we’ve had a wonderful experience, so there was no question about re-booking…

We Live in Hell

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Where Do Your Beliefs Lie?

Do you believe there is a heaven and hell? If so, why? I do not believe there is a hell and heaven to me is the infinite, cosmic universe where we are all from and return to. How did I come to this conclusion?

Tragedy Struck my Family

In 2007, my son died in…

Strangers behavior during the morning hours

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My Morning Commute

I am an independent contractor working from home. Every once in a while I go to a client’s office. It never occurred to me to observe my surroundings as I did one particular morning. I stayed in the slow lane to take it all in, and here’s what I discovered.

I say, “Burn the Book!”

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If your life path was already written in a book — all of it, past and future — would you read it? You are getting the chance to revisit your past and get a glimpse of what your future holds. Would you read it?

This…

Forced Out of Our Country to Save Our Lives

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The Push I Needed

I began writing a series on immigration almost two years ago. The book was about three-fourths completed and even though I knew how it would continue to unfold; I slacked on finishing it. But after an encouraging message this past week…

Debbie's Reflection

❤ I’m a Medium, a Spiritualist, and a yogi who enjoys traveling and meditation. I’m also a blogger for Traveler Wows and Debbie’s Reflection. ❤

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