Dinner With The Magician

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She called just a day before she would be rolling through town, hope dripping round the corners of her question. Was there a chance I might be available for a visit when she passed through? It would be a quick stay, just overnight, but wouldn’t it be lovely? Gratefully, our days are wide open as […]

When God’s Face is a Technicolor Zinnia

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In ways familiar and comforting the Earth has tilted just so these last few weeks. At times, I have stood quiet, feet planted still, eyes peering into the woods just across the way. The barren tree limbs—skeletal and brittle, worn from a winter long and brutal, bark stained ebony against the leaden skies—they began to […]

NO LIMITS: Cynthia’s Audacious 55th Birthday Dream

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By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia When I was a little girl, I used to dream about what my life would be like at 20, 30, 40, 50 and beyond. I later learned that my dreaming translated into being defined as a visionary person–someone who is “given to audacious, highly speculative, impractical ideas and schemes, […]

Practicing Resurrection

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It is Easter Monday and only two weeks have cycled since my mother passed away. It’s interesting how time can hang motionless and unwavering with one breath while, just as easily, it can slip through your fingers like so many grains of sand. These days I find myself stretched between both phenomena. I am both […]

A Chorus of Strong Women

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“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.” –Audre Lorde I went through a horrible divorce. Horrible. It was my […]