The View from a Drawbridge

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

Cannonball!

The View from a Drawbridge

If you’ve managed to go through life without having made a really big splash in a swimming pool, then I respectfully suggest that you haven’t lived. Sometimes you just have to go for it. Put yourself out there. Cowabunga! Not that there’s anything wrong with being cautious. Stick your toe in. Test the waters. Make …

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That Danish proverb has pride of place as a magnet on my refrigerator door. My ancestors were very wise. The also liked to take risks, but their cultural longevity would lead one to believe that their risks were mostly calculated ones. I’ve been thinking about this proverb quite a bit lately because I’ve definitely sailed …

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Recently there was a lot of media coverage about Carmesha Rogers, who is a true hero. When she heard gun shots, dozens of them, in front of her house, did she stay inside where she would be safe? No. She ran into the line of fire to get some neighborhood kids inside. She rescued these …

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