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Mary Beth
I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl in a cynical world.
Interests: music, knitting, reading, writing, silence, the episcopal church usa, international education, cultural awareness, parking lot striping, centering prayer, peace and justice, women's ministry
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All my life I've declared that Spring is my favorite season. For all the reasons you would expect: new life, greens you can't see except in new leaves, bulbs coming up. I'm not so big on the usual, warm weather... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terrapin Station
Thanks to Jan for this week's Friday Five at RevGals. She says: This week I spent the first 1 1/2 days on a jury panel being questioned so that the formal jury could be formed. This being a murder trial,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terrapin Station
Recently I saw a Facebook post with a screenshot of someone's status. It said, "I'm not sure what to say today." There was a reply like, "Well, why are you saying anything then!?" That's a part of the difference between... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Dear Karla says at RevGals: 1. How do you sign off in your emails, professional and personally? For example, you say “Blessings”, “Take Care”, “Remember, the Devil is watching you” (o.k. just kidding on that one.) Let us know and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Terrapin Station
My son told us the other day about how someone he was traveling with found, in her hotel room, a piece of paper with someone's name, Social Security number, and date of birth on it. He couldn't imagine how anyone... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Terrapin Station
My Spanish is horrible, and yet I am trying to edit documents translated using Google Translate (a joke) so they make sense in English. Fortunately, I have native Spanish speakers to review!! :)
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on Random FF: At the Beach at Terrapin Station
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Karla says at RevGals: Hello Pals~~ Random Friday Five is back! 1. If you could sneak away anywhere this weekend, right now, all expenses paid, where would you go and what would you do? To the beach in Florida where... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Robin is putting together a Wednesday Festival at RevGals and wonders what's new with folks. Soo: This is an exciting week for me, because my EFM program group is starting tomorrow! We take the summers off. I've completed one year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Terrapin Station
My next-older sister has bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed with it in her late 20's, but it first manifested in adolescence. It was a long and terrible stretch of years in which awful and impossible things happened. Clearly, the lion's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Terrapin Station
aren't those curtains HORRIBLE?!?!?!? I finally got someone to come take them down. They were chockablock full of dust. Ugh.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2014 on Friday Five: New at Terrapin Station
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As posted by me at RevGals: So, no matter what the weather’s doing where you live, this time of year brings the beginning of school for most people. Unless you are in year round school, or homeschooling, or something else.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Cynde, I'm grateful to have you as a companion on the way. My challenge is to stay energized for not forget. To keep asking the questions.
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One day I took time off from my job. I earn vacation time at a high rate due to seniority, so I have plenty. I don't have to be afraid I'll lose my job for this. to drive two counties... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Terrapin Station
So, over at RevGals we are having a blogging party/contest! I've slacked off blogging in the last few years, as have many others. Just like "video killed the radio star," Facebook sort of killed blogging as it was when the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Terrapin Station
(because I need to save this) ANGER at its heart, is the deepest form of compassion, for another, for the world, for the self, for a life, for the body, for a family and for all our ideals, all vulnerable... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Terrapin Station
As you know I spend a lot of my time reading and thinking about theology and related matters. Much of that is done online, in company with a group of female clergy and their supporters. I watched these courageous folks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Terrapin Station
As posted by Karla at RevGals: So, Lutheran Julia remind us to live our weekends instead of pushing through; so inspired by this, here is a Ramblin’ Friday Five. 1. First, take a moment to pray. No words? Here is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Last night we went to the Yes concert. I loved it. Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie is a great first time there. Serving beer and cocktails (insanely overpriced, but, of course they are). Comfortable seats. Small, manageable size and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Terrapin Station
3dogmom says at RevGals: Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with tracking some genealogical mysteries in my family. I’m reaching back through generations into the past, but I’m also moving from the past toward the present in an effort to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Terrapin Station
I was at the end of a long day; a three-day training in Washington, DC concluded at noon and I flew home via Detroit. Standing at the baggage claim at DFW, I was fairly zoned out. (I don't usually check... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Terrapin Station
St. Benedict and the Rainstorm Early February evening. Benedict and his twin sister Scholastica, talk for hours about dealing with wayward monks, childhood memories, regrets, and how they sometimes steal away to the forest to dance. The beeswax candle extinguished,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Jan says at RevGals: I attended an interesting conference at Oblate School of Theology this week with speakers talking about growth psychologically and spiritually with a Jungian perspective. Stimulation for three days and nights have left me overwhelmed and fatigued.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Friday Five, as posted by Karla at RevGals: 1. Are you superstitious about anything? Like, lucky socks for competition, special necklace for preaching, etc.? I knock on wood when I say things I don't want to happen, and when the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Although it is Pentecost Sunday, this post is not about Pentecost worship, because I'm not attending. I hate to miss it, but after an evening and 2 full days of Enneagram Boot Camp, I need non-people time, prepping-for-the-week-time, brain-sorting time,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Terrapin Station
I have often told the story of meeting my husband and telling him I didn't have a temper. That little piece of un-self-knowing is just about 16 years old now, since tomorrow is our 15th anniversary. Of course, it was... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Terrapin Station