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Gratitude from A to Z: Fountain Pens

“And fingers yearn for pen, pen for paper. A moment... and verses freely flow.”
- Alexander Pushkin

I am grateful for fountain pens.

I rediscovered fountain pens when looking for an alternative to the disposable plastic ballpoint pens I was…

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Gratitude A to Z: Exercise

I am grateful for exercise, how it feels to move my body and especially how I feel after exercise is complete.

I know I need to be more active. It is so much easier to play some music, read, write…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Doctors

Photo credit: JC Gellidon


I am grateful for doctors. Their skills and knowledge but mostly their compassion for others.

Where would we be without doctors to help when we are born and when we die. Doctors to help prevent illness…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Creativity

One of my early attempts at painting with watercolours

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. Art is

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Gratitude from A to Z: Brothers

I am grateful for my brothers. Life was generous in granting me two - one older and one younger.

Me and my brother John - a few years back

My older brother John taught me resilience and toughened me up…

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Gratitude from A-Z: Aunts

Aunt Helen and Aunt Krys flanking my Mother at her 90th birthday party.

I start every day by writing in my journal and the first thing I write is three things I am grateful for.

My gratitude extends to…

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Back in the Saddle

I've only ridden a horse once in my life so don't really know what getting back in the saddle feels like, but Back on the Blog sounds less dramatic.

I haven't been completely idle. I write and play music almost…

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Thoughts of Dad

My father, David Franklin Witherspoon passed away on April 25th. I did write a post previously about his life and what he meant to me called  I am my Father's Son in 2017. This is the text of a more

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What's a cracker? Christmas crackers aside, the crackers I'm referring to are basically just twice baked bread. Surprisingly enough, American's claim that crackers were invented in 1792 in New England primarily for the purpose of having a bread-like food that…

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Transitions are times of great danger. The disruption brought on by transitions leaves us vulnerable and exposed. We may fear what lies beyond the transition. Long held routines are torn away leaving us seemingly stranded in an unfamiliar world. We…

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