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Embrace Our Current Political Climate

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Remember those Mayhem commercials? A very funny take on the idea that there is an entity intent on making our lives difficult. An entity whose sole purpose is to disrupt and damage. After this past year of pandemic confusion and uncertainty, protests racism in our…


A Breakdown Toward Better Understanding

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, there’s no escaping the pressure to comply here in the U.S. …


A Plea for Unity

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One of the greatest gifts in my life is having beloved friends and family who hold political beliefs which oppose mine. The reason is — it holds me accountable for my own self-righteousness. It helps me to stop judging them, and to remember that loving these people is more important…


The Wonder of the Ultimate Love

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The strangest life experience ever, must be when two people walk into a hospital, and leave the hospital as three people.

The fact that sex, pregnancy, popping out a baby, and suddenly becoming a parent, is commonplace, does not make any of it “ordinary”. …


Give it Freely

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If you’ve ever read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, you know it’s one of the greatest books out there, for defining the ways people give and receive affection or love. Chapman explains that out of the five main ways of expressing affection toward those we care about, we…


Be Kind to Your DoorDasher

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DoorDashing (as well as all the other app delivery services) is all the rage for the unemployed or underemployed these days. Worldwide pandemic or not, people still need food. And thank goodness for delivery drivers!

For dashers, It’s easy to get started. The app is brilliant, the money is usually…


Make Sure Your Love Interest is Worthy

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Lust and infatuation can make us do some crazy things. You might know he has a reputation as a player, and has mysterious notches on the steering wheel, but when he moves in for a kiss, your brain turns to mush. …


How They Keep Jumpers Safe

Garcia on top of packed military parachute rigs — Photo by Marcelo Garcia

What is a Rigger?

Riggers are parachute professionals, trained and licensed to pack and repair parachutes for military and civilian, recreational and sport skydiving purposes.

In the military, riggers are trained by their military branch around the world, to support their paratrooper forces and for aerial supply and equipment parachute delivery. In the civilian…


Even as a Mom

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I did 5 tandems skydives over a period of 5 spread out years before I made the giant mental leap to accept the ludicrous idea of becoming a licensed skydiver.

It was only after my last tandem instructor asked with sincere confusion, “Instead of spending the money for all these…


Lessons of 2020

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Life seems especially full of challenges this year of 2020…for everyone. I know not one single person over the age of 4, who hasn’t been impacted or touched, in some way, by the extraordinary onslaught of energetic disturbances over our entire planet.

With a bombardment of opinions, manipulation, lies, blame…

M B

A lover of stories — an observer and an active participant, I seek to live fully in beautiful moments.

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