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H. A. O'Connor

A Minimal Path to Maximum Living

Ethereal, Minimalism: Less Is More, Searching for Inspiration 6 Comments
A Minimal Path to Maximum Living

To quote Lisa Simpson, “A decluttered life is a happy life. A decluttered life is a happy life. A decluttered life….” I think you get the point. We haven’t watched The Simpsons in years, but caught part of the show one night and this is what Lisa was saying. My husband immediately turned to me. […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Can’t Stop on a Hill

Ethereal, Parenting, Searching for Inspiration 4 Comments
Can’t Stop on a Hill

“Can’t stop on a hill!” I can’t tell you how many times those words have been spoken in my household–always in a Southern accent, mind you–because this is how they were originally stated. The quote’s origin? Several years ago, my family (immediate and extended) took a trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. There, my sister’s […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs?

Earthy, Ethereal, For the love of animals, Searching for Inspiration 2 Comments
Fighting Like Cats and Dogs?

Over the years, we’ve had a total of seven dogs and two cats. (I’m embarrassed to admit how many of them are with us currently–suffice it to say, pet hair is one of my main foes.) They’ve come to us from different circumstances (all but two were rescues, most had a pretty bad start in life) […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Beautiful Beliefs: A Perspective on Religion

Ethereal, Searching for Inspiration 2 Comments
Beautiful Beliefs: A Perspective on Religion

I know, I know… religion and politics, dangerous territory. Bear with me, though. Yes, my last post was about a woman’s right to choose and though it might seem political, I’m of the view that such a personal decision shouldn’t be subject to the whims of politics. Today, however, there is no doubt about it; […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Without Choice: Where Are The Women?

Ethereal, Searching for Inspiration 4 Comments
Without Choice: Where Are The Women?

In college, in response to a presentation someone gave on abortion, my classmates and I were asked to indicate anonymously on a slip of paper whether we were pro-life or pro-choice. I was the only person to answer, “Pro-choice, but pro-life for myself.” My teacher thought it was an interesting response. She said if we’d […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Peace.

Ethereal, Searching for Inspiration 1 Comment
Peace.

I’ve come out of hiding because my characters have gone into hiding. 🙂 Not really. Well, maybe … but they’ll come back. They promised. The real reason I stopped by was to speak about that big *thing* we have coming up tomorrow. Yes, love it or hate it, election day is on the horizon. I’d be […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Embracing Our Inner Witchiness

Ethereal, Searching for Inspiration 2 Comments
Embracing Our Inner Witchiness

Have you checked the date lately? Seems like as good a time as any to show our inner witchiness some love. Sound sketchy? Hear me out…pretty please? I’m not talking about anything dark. I’m also not talking about spells or potions, nor am I trying to convert anyone to the religion of Wicca. (I’m not […]

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H. A. O'Connor

(Please Don’t) Burn the Witch!

Ethereal, Searching for Inspiration 3 Comments
(Please Don’t) Burn the Witch!

I joke about my cat being my “familiar,” because she’s usually sprawled across me or curled up by my side, but I’m no witch. This doesn’t stop me from suspecting that, had I been alive during the ages of witch hysteria, I would have been walking around with heart palpitations and some seriously sweaty palms. […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Cause For Celebration!

Earthy, Ethereal, For the love of animals, Searching for Inspiration 2 Comments
Cause For Celebration!

Since I’ve already shared this on my facebook page, I knew I needed to add it here! It’s been a great week, so far, and I’m very grateful! (1) First and foremost, I found out my little, old Nellie (aka sweetest beagle ever), despite her respiratory issues, does not have heart problems! Yay, Nellie Bean! […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Which Witch?

Earthy, Ethereal, Searching for Inspiration 7 Comments
Which Witch?

Can I make a confession? I kinda sorta love witches. In fact, I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid. Which kind, you might ask? (I hope you do ask, so my title makes sense.) Whether you’ve asked or not, I’ll answer. Not the evil kind. I’m not really a fan of Disney’s animated […]

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