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Finding Dharma

I like the word, “dharma.” If I had a female child, (to me it sounds feminine, most likely because I loved that show Dharma & Greg), I’d consider naming her that. I very well may name my next canine child that. I like the idea of yelling it in my yard or in a park … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Sixty-Two — Life Stories

I read a book a few months ago that’s not relevant now (in the sense, it’s not on the New York Times bestseller list) and I didn’t think I’d like it. I looked at the cover and thought: No. I was wrong. You literally cannot judge a book by its cover. The book is Saving … Continue reading

Ageism – Does it Exist and If So, WHY?

I really don’t like to get online and complain. I prefer to complain to the people I know. You know, one of those good old bitch sessions where you know that those you’re bitching to will most likely agree with you. After all, we all want validation for our feelings, right? I can remember a … Continue reading

Climate Change

There’s been a lot of upheaval in the news lately. Hurricanes, fires, mudslides, snowstorms, blizzards, floods. So much. So many images of people suffering. It’s difficult to watch and difficult to process. I wish these people love, healing and hope. Through the suffering, we witness people helping people, reaching out to make sure that their … Continue reading

Conversations

Some linguists believe that we may or may not have started talking to each other about 100,000 years ago. But they don’t know for sure and they don’t know what started it. Could have come on all of a sudden or over time, with a series of grunts, hand gestures and other expressive means. Some … Continue reading

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lighten up

light·en 1

(līt′n)

v. light·ened, light·en·ing, light·ens
v.tr.

1.

a. To make light or lighter; illuminate or brighten.
b. To make (a color) lighter.
2. Archaic To enlighten.
v.intr.

1. To become lighter; brighten.
2. To be luminous; shine.
3. To give off flashes of lightning.