The year 2013!

Crunchy numbers

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

In 2013, there were 0 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 923 posts.

The busiest day of the year was August 1st with 73 views. The most popular post that day was “This is a story about a bunny.”.


reaching for


It is time, I think,

to stop being aimless –

while continuing to strive for



to pay attention

to the moments of

Daily Grace.

To reach for Grace.

To savor those

Grace Moments.

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Daily Awareness

Word of the Day





1. the act of enlightening.
2. the state of being enlightened:   to live in spiritual enlightenment.
3. ( usually initial capital letter ) Buddhism, Hinduism . Prajna.
4. the Enlightenment, a philosophical movement  of the 18th century, characterized by belief in the power of human reason and by innovations in political, religious, and educational doctrine.

storms never last

Dottsy Brodt Dwyer (born April 6, 1953) is an American country music singer. Between 1975 and 1981, she recorded as Dottsy for the  RCA Records label. During that timespan, she charted thirteen cuts on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the Top Ten “(After Sweet Memories) Play Born to Lose Again.” Four of her other songs reached Top 20 on the same chart.

source: Wikipedia

every day at least

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

unlimited opportunities

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited. – Neil Armstrong

history does matter

. . . But history does matter. There is a line connecting the Armenians and the Jews and the Cambodians and the Serbs and the Rwandans. There are obviously more, but really how much genocide can one sentence handle? You get the point.

– excerpt from Chris Bohjalian’s novel The Sandcastle Girls

there is no substitute

There’s no substitute for the love of language, for the beauty of an English sentence.  There’s no substitute for struggling, if a struggle is needed, to make an English sentence as beautiful as it should be. – Harper Lee

May I live this day . . .

MATINS by John O’Donohue

May I live this day

Compassionate of heart,

Clear in word,

Gracious in awareness,

Courageous in thought,

Generous in love.

Devil Woman

No artist in the history of country music has had a more stylistically diverse career than Marty Robbins. Never content to remain just a country singer, Robbins performed successfully in a dazzling array of styles during more than 30 years in the business. To his credit, Robbins rarely followed trends but often took off in directions that stunned both his peers and fans. Plainly Robbins was not hemmed in by anyone’s definition of country music. Although his earliest recordings were unremarkable weepers, by the mid-’50s Robbins was making forays into rock music, adding fiddles to the works of Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

Source: CMT

after the show


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