The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I used to know someone who seemed to delight in crushing others’ dreams. When I was young, she approached my mother, all concerned, because I talked about wanting to be a teacher, when the week before I wanted to be something else. My mother responded, “She’s a kid. She’s supposed to try different ideas on …

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Awe

The View from a Drawbridge

awe [aw] noun 1. an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration,fear, etc., produced by that which is grand,sublime, extremely powerful, or the like. _________________ Dear readers, I have to say that it is truly wonderful to be a human being. For many reasons. Not the least of which is our ability to be self-aware. Even as …

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When you are young, people ask you that question all the time. Unfortunately that gives you the impression that someday you will actually know the answer. Poppycock. Most of us never do. That’s the great secret that no one tells you. Maybe that’s best, because how can you face the world if you realize that …

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Man, oh man, but somebody pissed me off on Facebook the other day. She accused me of running away because I moved from Florida to Washington. I tried to remind myself that this was a late night comment from someone who was probably full of liquid stupidity, especially since the comment had absolutely nothing to …

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Standing on the precipice of 2014, I can think of no better day to talk about the dreams and aspirations I have for the future. For the past 30 years I’ve wanted to live in sustainable housing. There is a growing sustainable housing movement in the world. People are tired of paying electric and water …

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Ever since I wrote the blog entry about writing a bucket list https://theviewfromadrawbridge.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/a-living-breathing-bucket-list/, I’ve been kind of overwhelmed by the number of things I’ve longed to do but may never achieve. Last night it occurred to me that in some cases I might achieve my goals by simply asking. So occasionally on this blog, you’ll …

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