The View from a Drawbridge

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

In some cultures, humility is prized over self-esteem. I get that. In crowded or isolated places, getting along with others is more of a survival skill than feeling good about yourself will ever be. But it breaks my heart to see how many people walk this earth without knowing just how special they are. Yeah. …

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Many of us, especially when we’re young, try desperately to “fit in”. We want to be like our peers. We don’t want to be an outcast or an oddball. It feels much safer to graze with the herd rather than blaze one’s own trail. It’s also quite common for us to pigeonhole other people; fit …

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Cherries

The View from a Drawbridge

While sitting in my back yard the other day, watching the sun drift slowly down to the horizon as my beloved dogs destroyed stuffies on the lawn, I was reveling in how sweet my life has become. It’s every bit as sweet as the fresh organic cherries that I was eating. In Florida the cherries …

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