Claudia Osmond's Blog

April 14, 2017

These are two of my favourite quotes: and Strength. Who doesn’t love the idea of being strong? It’s just … how do we get there? Luckily for you I googled it. How to get strong … So … what do you want to know about: Strong arms? Strong abs? Strong legs? Glutes? Pecs? Biceps? Or […]
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Published on April 14, 2017 07:46

April 12, 2017

When my mom was around my age, she said to me, “Life isn’t easy. It’s not meant to be. And the sooner we get used to that idea, the better it will be for us.” I didn’t understand what she was talking about at the time. I guess I hadn’t been face-down in enough arenas […]
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Published on April 12, 2017 07:23

April 7, 2017

I’m an internal processor. This means it usually takes me several days to process stuff like a new concept, a conversation, what’s going on in my life – pretty much anything. Whereas some people can talk through these things to figure out where they stand, I need to climb inside my own head to figure […]
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Published on April 07, 2017 07:13

June 12, 2016

Who hates? (They. Certainly not me.)   And why do they hate?   Because of Differences? Appearances? Perceptions? Beliefs?   Ignorance?   Look closely. Very closely.   Ignorance grows fear. Fear grows suspicion. Suspicion grows hate. Hate grows ignorance. Ignorance grows fear. Fear grows suspicion. Suspicion grows hate.   Hate grows ignorance.   Ignorance blinds, […]
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Published on June 12, 2016 14:42 • 10 views

June 10, 2016

I wonder if there’d be fewer Brock Turners if fewer important books were condemned and censored*; if there’d be fewer people with a sense of entitlement and privilege if fewer adults tried to “protect” children from the ugliness and misconstructions and consequences of this broken world, early on in life. Fewer excuses. Fewer fears. I […]
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Published on June 10, 2016 15:33 • 3 views

December 6, 2015

I’m not pretending to know what refugees go through, not even a little bit. But as I’ve been reading personal stories of those who have been displaced I can’t help but imagine myself in their shoes. And I wonder if it is possible for them to find shards of hope within the wide chasm of their hopelessness…    […]
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Published on December 06, 2015 15:47 • 15 views

October 5, 2015

It was the weirdest thing. Facebook never forgets.

But it did.

It forgot my birthday.
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Published on October 05, 2015 06:00 • 7 views

January 10, 2015

When my husband and I were dating, the trendy thing to do among couples was to ���take a break��� from each other. To break up to see if you were really meant to be. Everyone was doing it. I mean everyone. We may have been the only couple that refused to do what we knew […]
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Published on January 10, 2015 10:29 • 35 views

January 18, 2014

I have a confession. It involves a condition I have. Plot-Blindness. A rare condition that can potentially be deadly. If you’re a writer. Maybe I’m not the only one … Do you have Plot-Blindness?* Plot-Blindess isn’t something that can be self-diagnosed. Unfortunately, you won’t realize you have it until it’s pointed out to you. But […]
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Published on January 18, 2014 16:29 • 55 views

January 1, 2014

Resolutions. re – solutions solutions I’m re-solving because something didn’t work quite right the first time or the second … or third   what hasn’t worked quite right for me that needs re-solving?   why do i feel the need to re-solve, anyway? and why do i feel an instinct-like urge to act against that […]
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Published on January 01, 2014 13:01 • 34 views