Monthly Archives: March 2010

What Defines You – by Albus Dumbledore

It’s been Harry Potter marathon day at our house. Why? Because my ten year old son is home sick. I’ve read the books all twice and watched the movies more times than I can count. However, something Albus Dumbledore says, in The Chamber of Secrets, never really hit home with me until today. Maybe because I was giving the movie my full attention or maybe because I was in a thoughtful mood. Who knows! Regardless, …

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I’m a people watcher. Most writers are people watchers. We listen to the conversations of complete strangers and watch those people who intrigue us. Memorizing a unique mannerism, facial expression, or even a swagger is just something we do. However, even though I watch people regularly I am guilty of being so busy with my own life that I overlook others. Most adults are guilty of this. We get mad at the rude grocery store …

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“You have lost your muchness” – Mad Hatter

*Note: I am aware that the picture isn’t exactly the Johnny Depp we see in the movie but I like this Mad Hatter version better* This weekend, I took the kids to see Alice in Wonderland….okay, I actually took myself and they all tagged along. I was completely unprepared for the fact I would have an epiphany while watching this much anticipated movie. Alice isn’t the brave little girl the inhabitants of Wonderland remember and …

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