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June 28, 2010


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the CPS decision making makes absolute sense. The good teachers keep their job - rewarding them for good behavior - and the bad teachers lose their job - punishing them for bad behavior. Firing more experienced but poor performing teachers would also save the CPS more money. Money that could be used for sports and other vital programs.
If you've taken the time to read both the Federal jurors might not have been able to pin the immigration and child-labor law violations directly to Rubashkin. Most witnesses were illegal immigrants who acknowledged lying about their status, jeopardizing their credibility to the jury.
ook what my talenadsfted hubby made me. Auberne` showed me a mason jar light and I loved it. So I found a tutorial on making one. I have been wanting a new light fixture for the shoe-room and think this is perfect.

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hear gushing stories in the coming days about how cute his every little sigh and expression were. I asked her how he was doing about ten days after he was born and she told me that he was still in the hospital.

doorways traveler

my greatest fear up until about 6 months ago was being misunderstood. not so much anymore.

you are welcome to just be, my friend. loved this and love you. xx

Anna-Marie Still

mmmm...and comes to mind a quote that I am clinging to these days...

"If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more." - Clarissa P. Estes, WWRwTW

Carmen Torbus

First... Oh my goodness!!! Those paintings!!!! *swoon*

Second... nevermind, I'm going to email you.

MUCHO love, appreciation and well more love,



I was thinking the same thing as miss Pixie...more info on what's happening on the 17th. Please.


there are lots of ways to be 'heard' and not all of them involve words. :-) Love this quote:
"Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use words." Saint Francis of Assisi

you've been a favorite of ours for quite awhile, and we recently updated our blog to have a 'stuff we like' tab. just fyi, we added you! :-)

keep up the hard and great work!



because we are human BEings, not human DOings. sadly (and unfortunately), people will make their minds up about who you are, often without having any kind of clue as to who you REALLY are. though i totally understand the need to explain sometimes; to clarify or correct.

one of my girlfriends spent a year telling herself to "sit... sit... stay" and now, as i am not currently working and have time to really explore what it means to be me (without having a job to define a major part of my days), i am finding this a necessary practise myself.

i am not sure how this relates to what you wrote, but the words just came out here, so hopefully they reach you in a way that you can use them (without me having to explain myself any further)!


Just wanted you to know that I am listening. It takes a long time to get comfortable with ourselves, which I think is one of the biggest "tasks" we have to do in life. Some people never begin or want to...but you're better for doing it!


Several thoughts as I read this post . . .

First, when I saw all your paintings looking back at me from that picture as it loaded on the page, I got a huge smile on my face. Several posts back (not sure which one), you shared some pictures of works in progress in the studio, and one of them kept captivating me. I hope to one day own one of your paintings, ESPECIALLY one that captivates me and keeps pulling me deeper in.

Next, as I was reading this post, I couldn't help myself from thinking, "I love you, Christine." (Which may be my own bit of trespassing into the land of Too Much Personal Information, but I'll trust you hear my heart when I say that instead of thinking me weird.)

And last, I'm just so glad for this place you have landed and are continuing to land. I've been in a place of grasping like crazy for the last 6-9 months, and it has really done a number on my heart and sense of self and rootedness that I had come to find. I am starting to see glimmers of that peace and rootedness returning, but it's not fully here inside me yet. But here in your story, I am glad to know you are finding and embracing it.



Amen. So simple, and yet such a journey. Thanks for being my trusted and beloved companion on the path.

Kate Courageous

Beautiful! I would paraphrase everything you wrote here into one simple sentence:

You are behind your choices.

When we are behind our own choices, we are grounded in that and the potential to give away our power is significantly diminished! Lovely.


I run around on a daily basis with a vast anxiety, because I think I should be DOING so much more. Maybe I feel like if I stop DOING then the world would stop turning and my very identity would fall off the face of the earth.

The irony here is that this anxiety about doing also keeps me from doing, as I get almost literally dizzy from all the spinning my brain is doing.

And yet, maybe without doing, it all gets done.

Tara Bradford

"Because of the stories certain people in my life have chosen to believe about me, I have had to integrate an almost-daily practice of reminding myself who I am in order not to get pulled into the quicksand of believing the ideas these people have of me." Yes. For me, it is the negativity of others I've had to fight. But it's true, we're not responsible for others' opinions - in their often limited thinking. We just have to be our complex selves, whether or not others understand. xo


>that whatever is going to happen will happen >in its own way, and my work is to deal with >all of these unfoldings as they occur rather >than try to bend them to my will.

I like this, and at a subconscious level I suspect I understand it but that I all too often lose it.


p.s. more details on this in-studio show, please!


Beautiful post. Both your art (I love the brown and blue piece on the bottom)...and your message~!


See, you didn't do anything except share from your heart and look what happened, we all found you anyways WHY? because
that is why

Oh I know the need to be seen and heard, all too human it is.

It isn't for you to explain anything to anyone. You just BE.
Same as me.

I was drawn in to your sense of humour which struck me as highly intelligent and self assured. I still feel you are those things. I admire you. xo


I love this post! I have a quote from Neale Donald Walsch on my bathroom mirror: "There is nowhere you have to go, nothing to do, and no one you have to "be" except exactly who you're being right now. The truth is that there is no journey. You are right now what you are attempting to be - you are right now where you are attempting to go. It is the master who knows this and thus ends the struggle."

I keep forgetting it, though. So I have to read that little 3x5 card a lot!


oh my goodness....big smooch and a big thank you!


I love you!


A lesson that I can take as well. I constantly feel that Im' trying to make myself be heard and understood. Why? What does it matter? This is who I am and if people don't get that, it's their loss. I'm working on being more quiet, more still and more sure about who I am and what I want to do.




So many words that I hold dear in my heart, came from you.

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