Author Archives: aamontgomery

About aamontgomery

Seeing new possibilities in everyday things

The Victorious ‘Yes’

May my sister Lisa continue to transcend the sorrows of this world, may her strong spirit continue to soar. Continue reading

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Holes Let the Light Shine Through

Do our imperfections and vulnerabilities allow more light to shine through? Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Being ourselves is the adventure of a lifetime. We often hide in plain sight, but beneath our disguises we have our own mysterious ways. Continue reading

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The Garden Within

We have a new little one expected to enter our family and world in February 2022. May he be safe. May he find his way in this complicated 22nd Century. May he find his bliss. Continue reading

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Stop. You Look Fabulous!

A few ideas of how we can nurture the joy within us during a global pandemic and a time of division and fear. Continue reading

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Let the Wind Blow Back Your Hair and May It Rain

My husband Kurt and I were in Egypt twenty years ago in the car of a young woman who had been a participant in one of my husband’s training classes in Cairo. I will call her Lela although I cannot … Continue reading

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Dreams Walking in Broad Daylight

. . . dreams walking in broad daylightThree hundred, sixty five degreesBurning down the house. “Burning Down the House”, songwriters: David Byrne, Christopher Frantz, Martina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison Seeing the world through the eyes of a baby or toddler is … Continue reading

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What Life Needs Is a Soundtrack

Music inspires and moves me as much as anything in my life. Does life have a soundtrack? I have done my best to prove it can. Continue reading

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The Result of the Love of Thousands

My grandparents dreamed, hoped, and loved, and through their love for each other, they gave my parents the gift of life. Continue reading

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Gluing Together Our Broken Places

I got my first dose of the Covid vaccine today in a drive-through operation at Ft. Sanders Hospital West here in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was a flawless experience except they did not set up a second shot right away on … Continue reading

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