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The Aha of Expectations

A year ago, I considered walking the Portuguese Camino, an inkling that sparked after walking the John Muir Way in Scotland in 2019. I’d never considered a walking trip prior to that. When my friend asked me to join her in Scotland, I said, “I’ll go” before the thought had entered my head. What prompted…

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Think Outside the Box

For 2100 years, in the Age of Pisces, we focused on the structures of our beliefs and social systems to build permanence and safety. Now, the Age of Aquarius asks us to shake things up, reimagine those structures and think outside the box. The constraints of the pandemic closed a lot of doors last year…

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The Bigger Picture

Did you know that there are seven weather elements? They are: temperature, air pressure, cloud formation, humidity, precipitation, sunshine and wind velocity. My curiosity peaked while walking to the mailbox today. The wind howled fiercely, and the air felt colder because of it. I had to continually hold my hair to the side of my face so I could…

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Note to Self

As 2020 closes, I’m aware that since February, my travel has only extended 25 miles from my home, and the local market’s international aisle is the closest I’ve come to tasting foreign cuisine. Today, lost in contemplation over future adventures, I pulled out last year’s travel journal. As I opened it, the above post card…

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For the Love of Pie

Thanksgiving 2020: This Thanksgiving offers the space and opportunity to be in appreciation of everyone who has impacted my life, quietly and reflectively. While I miss a bustling house of loved ones, the change allows me to experience the old traditions in new ways. Today’s post was written in 2014.   ~Love, Kate. Seven large Granny Smith…

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The Bridge Between Us

“A fight just broke out in the quad!” blared the voice on my walkie-talkie as I walked the campus corridors at the tail end of lunch. High school administrators supervise the school grounds during every break to prevent just such occurrences. Getting the location, I stepped up my pace and headed to the altercation. Two…

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The Autograph Book

Next to my desk is a small basket stuffed with bookmarks, eyeglasses, stamps, a few papers and my business license. While digging for a stamp, my sixth-grade autograph book surfaced. I’d placed it in that basket temporarily one afternoon during one of my regular ‘cleaning out’ rituals to consider its permanent placement. I smiled, took…

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The Eclipse of the Butter Dish

Picking up the top of our leaded crystal butter dish while unloading the dishwasher this morning, it slipped out of my hand. I watched helplessly as it fell to the floor in slow motion and shattered. The breaking glass had a tinkling sound, like wind chimes. It startled me. I stood frozen and began to…

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Kate Anders is a medium and a channel. She offers private sessions and workshops to empower and guide clients to their highest potential. She also paints and writes poetry. She is a retired educator who was selected by U.S.A. Today in 2000 as one of the country’s outstanding teachers. Kate lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband who is a composer and sound engineer.

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