Retracing Your Steps–How to Rediscover Joy


Remember scavenger hunt parties?

They were always my favourite. You were given a list of things to find, then were let loose to run all around the neighbourhood trying to hunt them down. Things on the list were either objects you might find on the ground or something you had to procure by knocking on strangers’

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The Locked Room–Renewing Your Mind in a Season of Doubt


Many of us have been there–in that dark, shadowy room with the curtains drawn and the door locked. We no longer trust who or what we once believed to be trustworthy. So we lock ourselves in. We doubt.

Ten men sit huddled in this airless room.

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Beating the Lockdown Blues…Again…and Again

It’s Groundhog Day…again. Ever see the movie? Bill Murray gets stuck in a time warp where every day is the same day–Groundhog Day. The alarm goes off and it’s still Feb. 2nd, the day in America where groundhogs check out their shadows to see whether spring is on its way…or not.

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The Advent of Donkeys–and Other Seasonal Tails

Have you run out of steam with this Covid thing? Let’s talk about something else.

Like how well Thanksgiving and Advent Sunday go together. Thanksgiving is an American holiday, of course, celebrated the last Thursday of November. Advent Sunday usually comes at the end of Thanksgiving weekend but tends to get lost in the huge American rush to get home from all the feasting and football.

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Finding Your Holy Place in a Roly-Poly World


Do you have a “holy” place?

What is that exactly? A place where you meet God? A place of healing? An anywhere place of intense natural beauty and wonder? All of the above? Whatever/wherever it is, there is something indefinable about a holy place,

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NOMAD WON!!–Why Forgotten Dreams Matter!



The SBIFF (Santa Barbara International Film Festival) Jury Prize for the online College Showcase was awarded to Lyndall’s film NOMAD.

The only reason there was an online showcase was because COVID-19 prevented student film projects from being viewed otherwise.

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When Dreams Come True–My Film Debut in the Santa Barbara Premiere of “Nomad”

Do dreams still come true?

I have dreamed a lot of dreams in my life. I’m sure you have, too. Some dreams come true; some take time; some dreams are never meant to be; some change into other, better dreams.

But all dreams are important.

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“The Best of Times; The Worst of Times”—-Ten Classic Reads to Help You Stand the Test of Our Times

If you made a list of the ten most important books that have shaped your life and why, what would that list tell you?

More than any other time in my life, reading has kept me from sinking emotionally during the overwhelming changes that are happening in our world.

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We WILL Celebrate Again!

There’s a wartime saying here in Britain that sums up the nation’s response to bad times:

“Keep calm and carry on.”

How are you carrying on in this seemingly unending lockdown? I don’t know that “calm” would describe my current state of mind.

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In the Time of Corona–“Your Story Matters”

Do you have a story to tell?

How is the world lockdown changing your story?

One thing’s for sure. We are all attaching ourselves to one another’s stories in a way we’ve never experienced before. The images highlighted in my mind are of Italians singing their stories from their balconies.

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