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Butterflies, Simple Harmony of Maison Steinbuchel: Strong Yet Peaceful

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough – Rabindranath Tagore Every September I am enamored with the convergence of all matter of butterflies on Maison Steinbuchel.  The flurry of peaceful activity brings out the child in me as I stand right in the middle of my flower bed and let the […]

A Simple Three Step Template To Write That Special Story

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as a template to inspire others with untold stories so that they will know the satisfaction of rescuing their own stories.”  – Nancy Cullen This BLOG began as a place where I could record and share stories.  Stories stemming from four […]

The Handkerchief – A Lewis Clan Reunion

“He produced a handkerchief—crisply folded—and handed it to her. She took it with silent astonishment. She’d never before known anyone who carried a handkerchief.”  ― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones Nothing shows both polish and utility like the nattily tucked pocket handkerchief or ‘pocket square’ in the breast pocket of a man’s blazer, sport coat, or suit jacket. […]

What One Thing Never Fails? Love, The Eternal Kind

Love Never Fails….. (1 Corinthians 13:8) The gavel came down and the divorce was final.  My childhood sweetheart, the boy down the street had simply decided he did not want to be married.  I had no say, no voice in the matter, except to go on record that this was not my desire, but the […]

Aunt Beulah’s House Smiles Again – A Happy Miller Reunion

There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.  Josephine Hart My childhood is steeped in geography with Aunt Beulah’s House as a significant one.  These locations connect to relationships and key events.  In most cases, when memory recalls a particular occasion, it includes a place: […]

A Story With Amazing Momentum And Heart

“Effort Creates Action, Action Creates Momentum, Momentum Creates Success.” – DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK” JOHNSON – Momentum is powerful.  Yet, there are times when momentum is working in such a large way you do not realize it is present.  Rescuing lost stories is my passion.  I love it when a voice that has been drowned out […]

Grateful For The Astonishing Kindness Of Strangers

“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson “The world can always use more stories of kindness. If you need more compassion in your life or want to spread it to those around you, read through and share these kindness quotes. Desmond Tutu, Maya […]

Harnessing the Thrill: Powering A Cute Experimental Sporty Biplane

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt The thrill of building an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) biplane comes and goes.  I say “I’m building” in the same way a homebuilder throws money at a house project, while a team does the work.  Yet, I am a […]

Finishing Strong In 2023 – A Reset Adventure Coming!

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” —Joseph Campbell Finishing strong helps me let go and look forward with joy.  I am writing this just a few […]