Going Back to Go Forward*: the Girl from Snowy River Rides On

*Kudos to Tim Cahill for a most appropriate title. Who knows but what  one day I’ll actually write that book, Tim. #rambleswithruby I guess you’re owed an explanation – if you want one. It was, after all, more than a year ago that I traveled to Northern California, writing about my trip back to the […]

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GOODBYE AND SO LONG

In the weeks since I deactivated my Facebook account (and deleted Twitter, Next Door, and LinkedIn), I can’t say that I’ve missed any of them. Although muscle memory still has me reaching for the phone sometimes, it’s been surprisingly easy to set it back down. The only time I truly miss social media is when […]

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Casting Precious Things (and Otherwise) on the Waters

It’s been a rough year for everyone, but it feels especially bad in very personal ways in my house. Changes are coming in 2021, some of them overwhelming. To weather them and prosper, I need to lighten my load, be willing to do without things I have known and that I’ve counted on. Some things […]

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Cry With Me?

A friend of mine posted a video recently where she encouraged us to – not think about the things we don’t want, but about those things we do desire relative to those areas within which we operate. Mine is government. I earnestly desire clear vision in government and true vision in government, and I think […]

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Toes Under the Lawnmower?

“I feel like such a temporary person in everybody’s life,” posted a friend this morning. “Not everybody”, someone else replied, “Just someone.” Dear Sweet Girl, I’m sorry to learn that you’re disappointed in your relationships today. I want you to hang on. Use what you learned with this one to do it differently the next […]

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