Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: Reincarnation in Pop Culture, Part II

So back in August, I commented in my blog that reincarnation seemed to be popping up in popular culture. There's more! Last week's Medium (click here to watch episode) seemed to imply that a young man was a reincarnation of his father. (Although it ended up not to be the case).

Today I discovered a Fox show that is supposed to come out in mid-2010 called Past Lives about Past Life detectives. I think it's going to be either really good or really bad. The initial video preview...well, I think it looks kind of cheesy, but I'll probably still watch it. Judge for yourself and let me know what you think. You can find out more here:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: Tune Out Distractions

So...I'm really trying to be a good person and grow and learn and improve. The last thing I would want to do is hurt someone or make them angry, but it happens, unintentionally. More frequently than I would like, recently. I just asked my soul cards for guidance... (I love you Sonja Choquette!) and here's the card that came up:

Tune Out Distractions

It said in part, "Is your head filled with the voices, choices and opinions of others? Have you lost contact with your inner guidance in the midst of listening to these people? Are you constantly wrestling with doing the right thing, fearful that you'll make a mistake..."

Yes yes yes!!

There's more...
"Your soul's purpose right now is to recognize the voice of your higher self... Only this inner guidance can lead you to what is true for you, so all other voices must go."

It goes on to say
"Be selective about what you take in from outside yourself; only then will you find the answers you're seeking."

Wow. Good stuff. I really needed to hear that. Sometimes I internalize negativity from others and get low self esteem from it. It's good to take in feedback, but I should not let it define me. We are all growing, learning and evolving.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mirror Synchrocity: Nuture Yourself

I had a rough day today and for consolation was looking at Sonia Choquette's Soul Cards for inspiration. The card that I pulled said "Nurture Yourself". The book said in part:

"Stop sustaining others out of the misguided notion that it's better to give than receive, and recognize that only when giving and receiving are in balance will you truly begin to understand love. Self-care is the only way to advance your life at this time."

That advice couldn't be more true!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Coincidence in the news: It's YOUR house!

If you haven't heard about this already - a 911 operator got a call about a house fire and the address turned out to be his own. The first firefighter who had responded to the scene was actually the operator's cousin. WOW.

Read all about it here:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Directional Synchronicity: Busted!

I LOVE this story about the victim meeting the identity thief in this case of coincidence...
As Michelle (hardly a "victim") said on the Today show, it had to be fate that the identity thief ended up at her register...

Way to go Michelle McCambridge! The universe is behind you!

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: horoscope confirmation

Last week I talked about how my friend and I discovered that we weren't there for each other during rough times. Follow the Signs: Mirror Synchronicity: Go it "alone"

How strange then to read her horoscope by Susan Miller for the month of September which said in part:

Saturn tends to give a feeling of isolation, so if you feel others around you don't have a clue about how hard it's been for you - if they dismiss your suffering or fail to even see it - I sympathize, dear Virgo. This is how Saturn works, but there is method in his madness.

By temporarily taking away your usual sources of support you will learn new ways to develop and grow independently. Although Saturn's methods are extreme, he does get the results he is after - to make you stronger and more resourceful than you ever were before. Afterward you will feel as though you've become much more mature and seasoned. This is a month to drop any fantasies you have harbored and to see thing as they really are.

I think it's really cool that we came to the conclusion on our own, but this shows that maybe we were right!

P.S. Looks like September 2009 is going to be a rough month for everyone! Yikes!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: The downside of insight

Recently I was talking to a friend on the phone and she suddenly started sounding very angry. For me, it was out of the blue and I was surprised and a little hurt. I didn't know what I had done to deserve the tone that I was hearing. I asked her - "You sound angry" and she said that she was. She was irritated with me because she said I always had a negative outlook on things.

I actually think I am a very optimistic person, but I also believe in the philosophy "hope for the best but plan for the worst." Sometimes when people tell me things that they are planning, I can see things they haven't thought of but when I bring it up, they think that I'm being pessimistic.

Then last night another friend yelled at me because I made a comment about a fire pit. I am a red cross disaster responder and I see fires every day happen from really benign situations. Fire pits, cigarettes, stray lighters, mulch... but my friend was like "enough already with the fire stories!! We don't care!!" (rather mean too).

So with these two incidents happening within relatively close proximity to each other, I am getting the message that I need to adjust. I am grappling with my natural tendency to think three steps ahead and what that means for others when I offer unsolicited comments. I am not telling them what to do. I am not trying to stop them... I just think about consequences and outcomes more than other people... I know now that it's annoying but I know that it's going to be hard to stop. Any suggestions? Hopefully someone in the universe will read this post and help me. I certainly don't want to be annoying people. I'm really just trying to help (and yes, I know that they don't see it that way).

Directional Synchronicity: Modern Day Manners

Lately I have been lamenting that no one is returning my calls. I have multiple friends who normally are very good at social graces. Suddenly ALL of them are not calling me or writing me back. These are even people who don't know each other. I was starting to feel very alone and rejected. The coincidence of it all was just too much to take. Then it hit me. It's not about me. It's not about them. Right now, I have things I want to accomplish and I have not been focused. I have been procrastinating and using my friends to do it. Whenever I didn't feel like staying on task, I was calling friends to go out to lunch or dinner or just get together. The universe took my friends away from me temporarily so that I can get my work done this summer. It was a harsh way to do it, but I wasn't focusing on my own, so the universe decided to 'help me out a little bit'.

very funny. I get it.

Directional Synchronicity: Automatic Writing

My grandmother talked about automatic writing a lot and she even did some herself. One of her favorite authors was Ruth Montgomery who channeled guides and spirits and wrote books from what they said.

[as an aside, I was a bit overwhelmed by the volume of books by Ruth - any suggestions on where to start?]

So I did some google searches to find out how to do automatic writing. One of the suggestions that I saw was to have the brain somewhat distracted watching tv while the hand is writing. My first attempt involved me playing Bejeweled with my left hand while I tried to write with my right hand. The writing came out complete jibberish. They weren't even letters but something that looked like a heart rate. So then I thought that maybe it would be easier to type. I tried playing texas holdem on my phone and switching which hands I was typing with. Here's what I wrote:

Weret eigkjas nvgg;lkjlkjlkjdfsoiuwernalsdkjboiubserhewlrkjadfgoiulkmjlkjg SDLKQJWEGDAAsdwerj khkjhASD’;LJKasdklhvixuy SDHJQWEBasdm,nvzdxlkuhqsedoiuwekjhASDKJLKPOKWE asdkjwenbbQWELKJPOQ[apsdlkjn,

A bunch of nonsense again. So I gave up. When I woke up this morning, my brain was wired and even though I was still super tired, I couldn't stop thinking. So I got out my journal and just started writing. I wrote and wrote and wrote. The one thing that I did differently than I normally do is that I didn't correct anything. Sometimes I wrote the wrong word or I misspelled words and I didn't go back to correct them. Now, this is not a new idea of course... The Artist Way suggests that we write 'morning pages' every day. I've tried it before but I think I was still self editing. Maybe because I was tired - I just didn't do that... just kept writing for pages and pages. Seven pages in all with no breaks, which is a new record for me. Anyways - the clarity and understanding that came through for me was absolutely incredible. I know this sounds cheesy but my life will never be the same from this day forward. It was that good for me. Try it. :) and of course, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

So back to the synchronicity - I really feel like the timing of my dad giving me my grandmother's messages was exactly what I needed at this point in time.

Directional Synchronicity: Grandma speaks

(Also a mirror Synchronicity as well).
Last week my dad brought a CD over to my house with a recording my grandmother had made in November of 1976. It was a recording of messages that she wanted to pass on to her oldest grandchild (I am the youngest). My grandmother died in 1981, when I was a child and I barely remember her. This recording of her voice was so precious but what was even more amazing was the timing of it. She talked about reincarnation and karma and life lessons and I found it to be fascinating. Hanging on to the edge of every word I was so excited to hear that she wrote about her experience of working with Jesus on the cosmic side. I was already thinking to myself that I needed to find out if any of my family members had a copy of what she wrote and had learned.

Then, much to my surprise, she said that she had met a man with a PhD in Ministry who told her it was the most beautiful thing he had ever read and that she should publish it. She said, "I had no right to print it...each person must find these things out within themselves." ACK! I was disappointed. WHAT?! I'm not sure the writing even exists anymore. I was so disappointed.

Then a couple of days later, everything just HIT me. I GET it now. Just like she said on the recording where she was only explaining 1% of what she truly understood about reincarnation and lessons. THE LESSON IS that no one else can tell you what you even need to learn! Only you know!!! I started laughing uncontrollably. Once I wrapped my brain around it, I was tickled... I had been visiting psychics. I had been wanting to 'see' spirits... I was searching for something but it was there all along. No one else can give you the answers. The big question to ask yourself is "Why?" What am I meant to learn from this situation? Each day has a purpose.

I think sometimes it takes distance before we really figure it out. The easist way to start practicing is to review childhood events and what was significant about them. The good and the bad. Sometimes we learn more from our troubles. Actually I think more than sometimes...

Anyways - one of MY lessons from this big revelation was about this blog. I had been disappointed that my 'friends' weren't reading it. I realized that this blog is not for them. It's for whomever finds it. I hope that my sharing my thoughts and my lessons helps others to discover their own purpose and lessons.

Mirror Synchronicity: Go it "alone"

Friday night I visited with an old friend to celebrate her birthday. We have been friends for fifteen years. Our friendship has ebbed and flowed over time. At one time we worked together and lived steps away in the same apartment complex. Later, after she had 4 children and moved to a small town about 45 minutes away, we would sometimes go for months without talking. We weren't mad at each other, just busy with life. At a very significant time in her life when she was at a rough spot with marriage and family and "life". I wasn't there for her. She felt very alone. It's not that I didn't want to be there, I just couldn't. I had a job that required weekly travel (oh yes, there are blogs about those days if you look way back). At that time I was also processing my mom's decline, her eventual death and the grieving that follows. My friend wasn't there for me at that time either. She was busy with life.

The other night we looked at each other and asked "Why weren't you there for me?" Then it dawned on us as a mutual understanding. We realized together that the universe had other plans. We were meant to carry the burdens and get through the struggles without the other. The lessons we needed to learn could not have happened any other way. It was with this realization that we both felt gratitude that we were back together again. Strangely enough, she lives even farther away now, but the universe has allowed us to reconnect and I am able to get to know her four lovely children and watch them grow up.

Of course, this reminds me of the Footprints poem by Mary Stevenson which so eloquently reminds us that we are never truly "alone".

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mirror Coincidence: If you need something, just ask

I was at a girl's poker night party at my friend's house and we started talking about a mentalist that I was going to see in Vegas. I was trying to explain that mentalists aren't psychic but that they just are very good with non-verbal signals. I started looking around for a small object like a penny to demonstrate one of the tricks but I couldn't find one in my pockets or in my friend's junk drawer. Finally, I said "Does anyone have a penny?" and right then my friend Jami handed me the penny she was holding in her hand. She said that just that moment she realized she had a single penny in her pocket and she thought it was weird.

As a side note, I demonstrated my trick and my friend Amy who is really good at reading people guessed 7 out of 7 correctly which hand I was hiding it in, even though I was trying to hold my hands exactly the same.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Directional Synchronicity: Things fall in place

This is a story of a friend of a friend named Stephanie. She was a Biology school teacher in Columbus, Ohio. She was in a long distance relationship with a guy from New York. Feeling that he was the one, and ready to take the next step, she took a huge risk and quit her job and moved to New York. After only three weeks there, he found out he was being transferred to Columbus. Since she was only in New York to be with him, she, of course, wanted to move back as well. She called her old school to see if there was any opportunity to get her old job back. As it turned out, her job had been filled but had just come open an hour before. Now this is really where the connectedness is amazing.

The person ("Ann") who had taken her Biology teacher position was really a chemistry teacher by heart but took the position to get into that school. The person at that school who taught chemistry ("Barb") liked the school but really wanted to work at the school right next to where she lived. Sure enough, a job opened up, and "Barb", the chemistry teacher moved to the other school. Ann, the chemistry teacher who was set to teach biology moved into the chemistry teaching position and Stephanie's job was available for her to return.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: Reincarnation in Pop Culture

I'm not sure if this a synchronicity in the true sense of the word, but I have noticed recently that reincarnation has been mentioned in two different television shows this season. First off, episode 10 of Mental (watch here on Hulu) has a character who is a reincarnation of someone from the early 20th century. The second show's entire premise is based on reincarnation. Drop Dead Diva is about a woman who dies and then in heaven when she is being evaluated she breaks the rules and pushes a button and gets sent back to earth in another body. The premise is that it's a model-type that is sent back to earth to the body of someone who likes doughnuts a lot. I expected the show to be bad and didn't even record it but I decided to watch one episode later and then I liked it so much I went back and watched all the previous episodes that I missed. The point of the show is that the woman is back to learn lessons.

Now I certainly can't say that I know how reincarnation works, but I am pleased to say that both of these shows fit within my schema of how I think it works (with the exception of the computer in heaven...). I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts...

Mirror Coincidence: You've Got Mail

So I blog every coincidence, whether or not I feel it is a true synchronicity. I am a huge fan of Judd Apatow and I read that he had an old tv series from 2001 called Undeclared. I was watching the first episode on DVD and Seth Rogan said his favorite movie was You've Got Mail, which came out in 1998. Then later that day or on the next day, I was watching an episode of my new favorite show, Drop Dead Diva and an angel character was studying old romantic comedies to learn how to woo a girl he liked. Sure enough, there was a reference to You've Got Mail. It was just strange to me that two different t.v. shows, one current and one old referenced that movie. Kind of makes me want to watch it again!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mediumship 101: 5 Steps to Build Your Connection to Spirit

AHA! Just discovered Llewellyn Journal. Llewellyn is one of my favorite publishers. Basically, I look for the little moon sign on the spine when I'm browsing at Half Price Books (my favorite store). I didn't know that Llewellyn had online articles. I would do the RSS feed but I'm not quite that sophisticated in my blogging yet. I liked this article. Incidentally, for those of you that read that I lost my kitty a few weeks ago, she is still with me every night. This is my first experience ever where I am 100% certain that I'm connecting to the other side. It's pretty amazing. Plus, for you cat owners, you know that the purring is soooo comforting to fall asleep to!

Anyways - here is the article... the author talked about the connection being a blessing, so I thought it was a nice coincidence that I found it.

Mediumship 101: 5 Steps to Build Your Connection to Spirit

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Required Reading: Unfinished Business

James Van Praagh is one of my favorite of the nationally known psychics who write books. (I am also a big fan of Sonia Choquette). Mr. Van Praagh has an easy-going way about him and a conversational writing style. He seems like somone I would enjoy having tea with. The book is really all about making the most of each day now and living your life to it's fullest. I know that sounds kind of cheesy by my description but it really is a kick in the butt to stop thinking 'someday.... What I also really like about Mr Van Praagh is that he's humble and he admits that he still makes mistakes sometimes too. I can't say yet that it changed my life, but I do feel like since I've finished the book I have had a different outlook on life. It's the kind of book I can see myself picking up again once a year as a refresher.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Saying Goodbye to Kitty RIP 1991-2009

If you've read more than a few of my posts, you'll know that I'm very close to my cats. Kitty has been with me for 18 years. As she aged she became more and more loving. When she was a kitten, she slept on my head. The last few months she had been tucking herself into my armpit. Her purring was a nice steady sound to help me sleep. Last week, I had to say goodbye. She was in so much pain that I knew it was time. The actual act of putting her to sleep was awful because the doctors had trouble finding a vein and I was just mortified that it was not a peaceful experience for her. That night I woke up to one of my other cats jumping on the bed. I thought to myself that it was cool that they were both sleeping with me, as I was already snuggling with one. Except when I opened my eyes, there was only one cat there. The next couple of nights, I could both hear the purring and feel the vibration on my body from Kitty. It was her way of telling me that she was ok. One of my other cats, Karma, was really cool with it and would snuggle with her (they never did that alive). The other cat, Daisy, would jump on the bed, look in the general direction of where I felt Kitty was and then jump down immediately. I don't feel Kitty as much anymore, I'm hoping it's because she's moved on to a sunny place. Her visits to me were comforting and reassuring that there is life beyond, ever for the kitties.

With us in spirit

Recently my husband I traveled to visit his aunt and uncle in Austin, TX. Several other family members came to visit as well. It was the first time that this group had gotten together since the funerals of my husband's grandfather and grandmother, just a few months apart two years ago. Granddad was a 'strong' personality, so it's no surprise that he wanted to be a part of the festivities. When we were there, his picture fell off the wall from 6 feet high and did not break. It had fallen before and the homeowners were very surprised that it fell because they had made sure that it was hung extra secure this time.

I told them it was probably granddad saying hello.

While he did not fully materialize in front of us, I did capture the same orb in multiple pictures. My husband, ever the skeptic, said that it was dust on the camera or dust in the air. I don't think so. I've learned over the years though to just let him be skeptical. There is no amount of evidence that will prove the existance of spirits for someone who does not want to believe. Here are a few of the orb pictures. Judge for yourself. Looks like the same orb to me, in different locations.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: Fire Cupping

My husband was watching the Godfather II on television.  In it, there is a scene where they are fire cupping the baby.  He didn't know what it was and I don't know a lot about it either but I I told him it was an alternative medicine.  Because I don't really care for violent movies, I left the room to go get on facebook.  One of my friends had just posted a fire cupping video! 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: Time Travel

I was watching a National Geographic special, The Time Machine, and reading a magazine during the commercials.  I picked up my magazine for the first time during this show and on the page in front of me was an article about a new movie called, "The Time Traveler's Wife".

Incidentally, the National Geographic show was very interesting and a little unsettling.  Physicists believe that a time machine is inevitable.  It boggles the mind.

Mirror Synchronicity: Bathroom Humor

There is a Hallmark FreshInk card that has a picture of a tolite that says, "When something interesting happens in the stall next to me, you're the one I tell". I gave this card to a friend who was also a co-worker for her birthday. Before she opened it, she told me a story about how there is someone at work who is throwing up in the ladies room. We were speculating on whether the person was pregnant or purging. Imagine her surprise when she went to open up the card!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Signs from above?

Recently I came across this web site and I was intrigued by the author's belief that all of these orbs and lights are signs from their son. I don't doubt that orbs show up in photos, but the heart is almost too 'convenient' for marketing. I want to believe...

I'm curious as to what others think?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity:The Seventh Sense PART II

It is very unusual for me to have two synchronicities in one day.  Though I've read a lot about metaphysical stuff, I have not often seen reference to the 'Seventh Sense'.  Well, if you read my previous blog post about the Seventh Sense book that I just bought today, I just had another synchronicity regarding that book. I was looking for an astrological forecast booklet that I have on my bookshelf somewhere and I came across another booklet called, "The Reality Behind the Seven Senses" by Carley Dawson.  I do not recognize it AT ALL.  It's like it just appeared.  I don't know whether it fell out of another book or what, but it does not look familiar to me.  It is weird that I would find it right after my other synchronicity. Guess I should read it too!

Mirror Synchronicity: The Seventh Sense by TJ MacGregor

TJ had left a comment on a previous blog post and I discovered that TJ was a writer. I wanted to read one of her books and asked which one she recommended me to start with first (she said "Kill Time". Well, I read that most of the reviews were positive but one reader said it wasn't like her 'typical' books, so I wanted to find one of those typical books. The first one I clicked on was The Seventh Sense. In the Amazon description, it says that the main character was driving after drinking and gets into a car accident. This past weekend, I just spent 42 hours listening to DUI lectures as a social work intern (no, I did not get a DUI). What an odd coincidence. I bought both books, of course!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Directional Synchronicity: What should I do?

This story is from a friend of mine who has an interest in synchronicities and knows about my blog.  I think it's a great example of a directional synchronicity:

I was selling a lot of vintage wrapping paper on eBay when a potential buyer e-mailed me and asked if I would just sell her one particular piece in the lot. I agreed and took notice of her unusual e-mail address. I looked up the last part of her e-mail address and found that she has a website & blog ...she is a creative crafter, artist and inventor. I was inspired by her colorful website and arts & crafts and was again reminded of how I need to get back to my creative & artistic side...not to mention that I need to get back to school...and that my perfect job would be an art teacher. I then told Andy about my eBay buyer and her website...that is was cool that an inventor/artist/super creative person purchased something from me that inspired her.
It made me begin to think about that art teacher job and getting back to school. So, I started that whole process, quickly trying to find what school I could into the fastest....ultimately finding that Otterbein was a great fit. They offer a post baccalaureate program that would lead to a teaching licensure for Art grades K-12. I prefer to enter a master's program and found that they offer a master's degree program for people with bachelor's degrees in a field other than teaching and who are seeking teaching licensure. The only problem is that it would certify me to teach grades 4-9 and I have to pick two of the four subject areas to focus on: social studies, math, science and language arts. Obviously, you see Art is not one of the options. :(
So, I met with the admissions counselor and after reviewing all options, agreed that it made the most sense, as my practical side was coming out, to enter the master's program because...finding a job after graduation would be a lot easier than finding an art teacher position....and even IF I did find a position teaching art, it would be one of the first to be cut in the event of downsizing. From monetary, time commitment, and job security and practicality standpoints, it makes the most sense for me to enter the master's program. And, I will still be making a difference in the world. I chose science and language arts as my two subject matter areas.
Now, how does this all tie in to where I are asking? Well, my Aunt had given me a large number of magazines that she thought I might get some design inspiration from. They have been sitting in the garage since last October. Andy finally told me that I needed to do something with them so I looked on eBay to see if I could sell some of them in lots. My Aunt could definitely use the extra cash and Andy would be happy with them out of the garage. After sorting through them, I created a few eBay listings of what I thought would sell. I listed those on Sunday and I received a question on one of the lots that required me to look through a few specific magazines in the lot to answer.
As I was looking through one of the magazines from April/May 2008, I found a whole spread that featured the artist that had purchased the wrapping paper from me just a few weeks ago.
I just thought it was really odd as I had never had a chance to look through the magazines and then just becasue I was asked a specific question from a fellow eBayer that required me to look through the magazines in order to answer his question....I stumble upon an article about an artist that had purchased from me and inspired me to get creative again. I never would have looked through those magazines as I hadn't taken the time before...and Andy just wanted to put them in the recycle bin.
Is this another sign that I should be pursuing the art teaching cedrtification? Or should I continue with the master's program and just start making time to create art again?

Mirror Synchronicity: Frida

Last week on facebook, a friend of mine sent me 'flair' with Frida's face on it.  Coincidentally, the Alumni association at my school is showing Frida this Friday and heavily promoting the event.  My friend had no way of knowing that Frida was already on my mind!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: Lost Keys

Last night I went to a basketball game and after the game I discovered that I no longer had my keys.  Fortunately, my husband had his keys.  I thought there was a chance that I forgot to bring them with me, so we drove home.  When I got home, though, I realized that I did not have them. Needless to say, I was freaking out... in addition to my keys, I had a flash drive with work stuff on it. Today when I went to visit my dad, I was going to get my spare key from him because we did not have another. Strangely enough, my dad lost his keys this week as well - which included the only spare key to my house!

Happily, I called the arena and they did have my keys.  I thanked the universe that a kind soul turned them in.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: Our friend

This story is from my friend Jill: 
Ok- You may not believe this little story... and I am ok with that cause I am having trouble believing it myself. Today Zach had a friend over from his basketball team to play and over the course of the afternoon it came up that his dad had served in Iraq. The boy then shared that his dad had lost a friend in Iraq- who had died a year ago today. We shared that we too had lost a friend a year ago today in Iraq and said that his name was Michael Norman. The kids said that his dad's friend name was also Michael Norman. He called his dad and indeed we both knew the same person. This boy's father was serving with Cpt. Norman at the time of his death. What are the chances that two people who knew Cpt. Norman would live in Mill Valley in Marysville, Ohio. Aaron wears a bracelet with Cpt. Norman's name on it to remind him of a leader who impacted those around him in such a positive way- this boy's dad also wears a bracelet with Cpt. Norman's name on it- because he felt so impacted by him also. 

What a testimony Michael left to those who served with him. I don't think I ever have to worry about him being forgotten. 
Captain Norman is the soldier on the right in this picture.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Directional Synchronicity: Of all the schools

Again I shadowed some presenters from where I work at a middle school health class. I was only shadowing at one school out of the hundreds in the city.  During the 4th class I look over and see my nephew!  I had no idea he went to the school and I had no choice in what school I was shadowing .  Needless to say, we were both shocked to see each other.  In fact he was so shocked to see me he asked my last name to verify it really was me!  We saw each other in a new light. I got to see how he interacted with his peers (he's the smart kid!) and he got to see me 'at work'.  It was neat. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mirror Synchronicity: TV imitating life #3

I sat in on 4 middle school STI health class presentations this morning.  I came home, grabbed lunch and went to the DVR.  The first show I started watching was Bones from last week.  I kid you not, the opening sequence was two teens who just had sex outside and then the boy went around the corner to pee and he peed into a puddle that turned purple.  He called out to the girl and said, "Are you SURE I'm the first person you have had sex with?"  implying that she had just given him some kind of sexually transmitted infection.  WEIRD!