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Connecting with old friends. What a joy. . .

I just returned from a week end in Chicago with fourteen dear friends from high school.  There are so many sweet memories running through my mind that I don’t know which one to savor first and longest.  Starting with my roommate is no doubt a good beginning.  Ellen is her […]

The joy of unexpected outcomes. . .

My family has been here visiting all week.  There was a time in my life that I’d have been overwhelmed by anxiety over what could go wrong; how discussions could go awry; how to control the always uncontrollable when it comes to other people, the weather, the news cycles that […]

The view from here is awesome. . .

As I mentioned in my last blog, Joe and I were headed back to MN for the summer months.  We arrived safely yesterday but the trip feels longer and harder every year.  That may be the advancing age and the fact that we travel in a Ford Escape, a great […]

Opening our hearts to one another. . .

Because of a piece I have been writing for a workshop, I have been thinking about the importance of having an open heart if we want to heal and help others heal too. Only very recently I found myself in a downward spiral emotionally, a spiral not unfamiliar to me. […]

Our state of mind is reflected in every encounter we have. . .

I can well remember that when I was a young girl, I wanted to blame others for how I was behaving.  “He made me do it,” was my common refrain.  Pointing fingers at others is far easier than looking at ourselves and we aren’t alone in opting for this excuse […]

By April 17, 2010 3 comments Karen's Musings

It's an exciting day, but then isn't every day exciting?

I went to the fitness center today and walked for 30 minutes on the treadmill for the first time since my surgery which was a mere 2 weeks ago today.  I continue to be astounded by the progress I have made.  The initial recovery from the replacement I had 10 […]

Who you meet is not an accident. . .

Every person we travel these roads with have made their trek to us because they need us and what we know as much as we need them for what they can teach us.  This idea has been stressed in earlier essays but it’s one worth further emphasis because of the […]

Seeing our companions as specific to our journey. . .

Have you ever considered how really important to your growth every person you’ve met has been?  Nary a one of them showed up accidentally.  Amazing isn’t it?  I used to believe it was a coincidence when I met some one who felt special to my journey.  Now I know they […]

Another You Tube has posted. . .

I did another You Tube recently.  And like the last time, I  waited with trepidation to see if I could get it uploaded properly.  After a few attempts, I did.  I’d love it if you tuned in.  Google You tube: Another Visit With Author Karen Casey.  It should pop right […]

I am now a tweeter. . .

Joining this high tech world at my age makes me smile.  And smiling is good.  I do hope you will check out my tweets. Go to twitter.com.  I just did and lots of people have responded to stuff I have said.  AMAZING.  I think I may have been born too […]