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fedb5-dscn0892  I remind myself often, “I’m a lucky girl!”  I am at a fascinating time in life where I’ve slowed down, cut down and committed to a life-long dream.  Writing, photography, riding, kayaking, creating, reading are no longer hobbies.  I will now live my life to the best of my abilities and cause no harm along the way.  It’s not conventional wisdom, an oxymoron itself, but wisdom none the less.

My hope is that you will find solace, humor, or just a kindred spirit through my writing.

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  1. Touring NH says:

    Too bad we aren’t born with wisdom, but have to wait until we age to get it. Love the blog!


  2. Catherine says:

    What a great attitude! 🙂


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Catherine. I will check out what you are up to! (Sorry, I don’t know how to make the smiley face but I’m smiling!)


      1. Catherine says:

        You are so funny! To make a smiley face type a colon then closed parentheses. Pretty much my technological skill here! Lol


  3. I never thought of “conventional wisdom” as an oxymoron, but now that you say it, perhaps you’re right!


    1. Thanks Sharon. Just checked out your blog. Great job!


  4. Just found you. Great blog. Will follow


    1. Thank you, Jill! I am so humbled to have been chosen. It has been a long road and I feel so blessed to be read. Will look at your blog and follow you!


  5. jwbean says:

    Love that you are following your heart!


    1. Scary as it is sometimes, I highly recommend it! Thank you!


  6. Vagabond63 says:

    Martha, looks like you are I are in the same kind of boat…nothing like casting off the lines and living YOUR OWN dream!


    1. It has its rewards, doesn’t it? “If you leap, the net will appear,” though I tend to hope I never need a net!


  7. lalaineb says:

    Good on you, Martha! You’ve figured out what some people never find in their lifetime. 🙂


    1. Thank you Lalaineb! So happy to hear from you…

      It has taken a lifetime to learn this!

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  8. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    I agree with you that it is a grand gift to be able to slow down and enjoy life beyond 50. While I still have to race the rats each day, the rest of my time is spent in the stillness of my garden, hiking through the Sierras, or riding my horse along the Pacific. If you had told me 10 years ago that my life could look like this, I wouldn’t have believed you. Blessings to you in your slow zone!


    1. Riding along the Pacific must be wonderful. I rode the beach in Humboldt County with my daughter. Wasn’t “my” horse but it was epic none the less. Bless you!


  9. A.M. Simpson says:

    Thanks for liking my post.:)

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    1. You are most welcome! I lurk a lot but always enjoy your posts!

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      1. A.M. Simpson says:

        Thanks so much I hope you have the best most relaxing & most fulfilled Christmas you’ve ever have this year.:)


  10. So glad that The Gallivance Duo (James and Terri) introduced me to your blog, Martha! Looking forward to following your travels, writings and more.. 😉

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    1. Hello and welcome, Healingpilgrim! Thanks for dropping by with a comment. I look forward to checking out your blog.

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    1. Thank you Terri and James! I am honored!!


  11. Susan says:

    Martha, I’ve nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award. Here’s a link to it:

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    1. Thank you Susan! I am honored!!


  12. EnviroSolutions says:

    That was an amazing about me page. You give the feeling of calm and a well planned life. I hope to reach there someday.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks! It is work to maintain, every day but well worth the rewards. Thank you for commenting and following!


  13. Found your blog via And looking forward to reading more. Best wishes for continued success.

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    1. Thank you! Love, Terri and James are an amazing team. I will hop over to see what you are up to!!


      1. You’re right — they are amazing. Love their blog and many others. This hobby is fun, right?


  14. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. It was great finding you this morning . . . started my week off right! Best wishes for much success with all you do — and you do a lot. Looking forward to reading more posts!

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  15. Jen says:

    You seem like such a peaceful, loving person. I look forward to reading more from you :).

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    1. Thank you Jen! So nice of you to stop by. Peace is sometimes hard to find, or to see when it is sitting right in front of you.

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  16. badfish says:

    Kindred spirit…is right! Love your blog. See you in the future…

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    1. Thank you badfish, I’m honored to have you onboard!

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      1. badfish says:

        cool…fun ride!


  17. Cecilia says:

    You’re right, this is the right thing to say and to repeat. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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    1. Humbled, Cecilia by your comment. Thank you for dropping by.


  18. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Lovely to meet you. You are welcome to visit my blog when you have a moment or two to spare. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Nomzi. So lovely to meet you too. I looked at you blog and your poetry is inspiring!!


      1. Nomzi Kumalo says:

        Fabulous. I appreciate that you took the time out. Have a great week. 🙂

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  19. soniatamhane says:

    Hi Martha!, I love reading your posts.Your style of writing is very inspiring and unique for novice bloggers like me, I truly admire the consistency of your posts. Your recent post of turning on WiFi, and instead of men, is very exhilarating!. Thank you, for sharing your lovely thoughts. Looking forward for your new posts. Take care.

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    1. Thank you soniatamhane. Honored to hear from you and so happy you found me. I will hop over and check you out.

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      1. soniatamhane says:

        That sounds exciting! You can call me Sonia😊

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  20. Jim Gann says:

    I love you too much.


  21. I stumbled upon your blog and I look forward to reading it. Be gentle on yourself during “dry spells” a thing I might learn to do for myself. Your photographs are amazing! I look forward to following!

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    1. Welcome aboard, no stumbling allowed! Thank you for commenting. I will hop over to read your musings.

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  22. Just found your blog via Reader and you write so many interesting things! Will follow!

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    1. Thank you! Honored by your comment and support. Will hop over and look at your pages.


  23. I can’t wait to see where life leads you. You are a beautiful writer.


    1. Thank you nakohealthfit! Humbled by your praise. I will drop by and see what you are up to.


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  25. timkeen40 says:

    I can appreciate your commitment to things you once thought of as hobbies. Writing is no longer something I am willing to consider secondary in my life’s pursuits. It will become, as it always should have been, my primary focus.

    Good luck with all you do.


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    1. Thank you Tim! I will be by to check out your blog. It sounds like we are very similar in our beliefs.


  26. Exploring through different blogs and i shall thank god for having me stumbled upon this one.
    Amazing stuff martha !
    Best of luck with everything ,looking forward to the stories 😀

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    1. I’m honored by your kind words. Thank you!!

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