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About dearrosie

We think we need so much, when all we really need is time to breathe. Come walk with me, put one foot in front of the other, and get to know yourself. Please click the link to my blog - below - and leave me a comment. I love visitors.

Wordless Wednesday: Found Turtle

“A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out.” – Korean Proverb   This post is part of Cee’s Wordless Wednesday    

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earthday 2013

A short post for this year’s Earth Day. The bad news according to Environment California  There are 100 million tons of trash in the North Pacific Gyre. In some parts of the Pacific, plastic outweighs plankton six to one. The … Continue reading

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Why this love of tattoos?

I wept when I looked at the close-up photo of a number tattooed on a woman’s arm at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. When I stepped back to blow my nose and allow a group of teenagers … Continue reading

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To say I’m horrified and “rocked off my moorings” by the violence at the Boston Marathon this afternoon is an understatement. I’m stuck on Why?  When I think of the victims I weep …  no more words… When I walked along … Continue reading

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“When you travel you take something with you and you leave something behind.” This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Change. I’ve changed every time I’ve faced personal challenges such as marriage, motherhood, living in a new country, death of my … Continue reading

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Observe times three …

FrizzText’s weekly challenge is now at “O“. 1. Observe. I saw this guy at the Museum. He told me it takes him two hours to get his hair looking like this: Flat iron Blow dry Hair spray Hair glue called … Continue reading

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Nice neighbors from Norway

Why do so many people go on vacation over Easter? The Museum had record attendance figures over the past couple of weeks. As several of my blogging buddies have reminded me its been a while since I last wrote a … Continue reading

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Divine Mother “Amma Sri Karunamayi”

FrizzText’s A-Z photo challenge is now at “M“. A month before I walked in Spain, the Divine Mother, the world-renowned Hindu spiritual leader Sri Karunamayi, blessed me and my pilgrimage on the Camino.  This post is about that meeting. Sri … Continue reading

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What’s for lunch…?

“Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch.” Orson Welles, actor, director (1915-1985) OK, what’s for lunch? Hmmm…. If you like deli sandwiches, I recommend you try Langers Deli in downtown Los Angeles. Mr F … Continue reading

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“K” is for “Kitchen” at the homeless shelter

FrizzText’s photo challenge this week is “K”: Yesterday was the Museum’s Community Service Day. Five of us served lunch to the residents at Turning Point Transitional Housingin Santa Monica. Established in 1983, and part of the OPCC (Ocean Park Community … Continue reading

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