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Mindfully Being Present

Passionate about creativity, learning, education, reading, writing, mindfulness, cultivating compassion, connecting humans through our interconnected reality.

1 Songbird

“Please welcome nineteen-year old Marie Parris to the stage” Earlier, Marie walked along a dirt road lined with shades of green forest, a smoldering, humid, summer day on her way to the Plymouth, New Hampshire Fair grounds. Holding the hands of her two little girls on either side, […]

43 Candles

Family birthday parties were extraordinary! My dad’s family was excited, he had retired from the USAF at forty-one in 1979 and moved back to his native desert home in the Arizona. Once again, I was living with dad at the age of eighteen.  Remember, six months before my […]