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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill: Roots

Week 31. April’s trickster energy did not abate, and I’ve spent most of the month feeling as if I’ve fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole, where nothing is as it seems and everything has two faces. I comfort myself with assurances that this, too, shall

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill: Discombobulation

Week 30. April so far has been a month of switchbacks, U-turns, and generalized mild chaos — a bad April Fool’s Day that has lasted a whole week. The Trickster energy that has been afoot has left me a bit discombobulated, a

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Kay’s Journal: A Year At Crown Hill: Shifty

Week 29. And now for something completely different. Moe’s Bar was a place where shifty people gathered to do shifty things. That’s the opening voiceover for the short film my nephew Tom was shooting over the weekend. Tom is a student at CU-Denver’s film

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill: Breakthrough

Week 28. I’ve been saying this for very many weeks, but it suddenly feels true: I am (finally) experiencing breakthrough! I have started to unwind from an unholy pile-up of deadline-driven work. Make no mistake: I’ve loved it all (well, all except

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill: Identity Crisis

Week 27. In 1982, after the sudden and traumatic death of my husband when I was 31 and he was 35, I filed a legal name change to reclaim my birth name. I appeared before a judge at a hearing, and without

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill: Celebrating

Week 26. The Big Thaw begins; temperatures are milder, days  are longer, sun is brighter, snow and ice are disappearing. Here in Denver we take for granted that the propensity toward sunny days will clear streets and landscapes quickly, just like we take

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, 25: Crossroads

Week 25. Frigid and windy this morning; I cut my walk short by half due to insufficient layers. It was isolated on the windswept plains, the occasional dog romping in the snow with a human attached, but very few walkers. And no

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, 24: Homecoming

Week 24. Last October 6, while I was ensconced with seventeen women at the Scotland writing retreat, my niece Ricki gave premature birth to a tiny little boy who weighed less than two pounds. He was fourteen weeks early. His seventeen “aunties”

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, 23: Serendipity

Week 23. My landscape this week is San Rafael CA, where I am attending a small gathering of business leaders in an intensive two-day brainstorming and support session. It’s led by leadership coach Robert MacPhee, who will be our guest at Journalverse’s

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, 22: Transitioning

Week 22. Transitioning back to normal (what is normal now that I am not writing or editing a book?) begins with restoring morning walks. Between my 4 am starts to 15-hour writing days and the frigid cold of the past several weeks, I’ve

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