Author Archives: Gwynn Rogers


About Gwynn Rogers

After 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fields of real estate, high tech, and corporate travel, Gwynn has moved on to the career of “Grandma.” When not teaching her granddaughters an extensive vocabulary of “alley-oop-boop, ups-a-daisy, cowabunga or bummer”, Gwynn can be found hunting for mentors for the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium, or chasing her fantasies on her treadmill. Gwynn currently freelances for magazines.

How Do We Deal with Change; Or Do We?

“Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness… Permanence means paralysis and death.  Only in movement, with all its pain, is life.”  Jacob Burckhardt “One never knows what will happen if things are suddenly changed. But do we know what … Continue reading

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What Memories Drive Us in Life?

What do YOU love doing?  Has it impacted your life?  If so, how? I have always LOVED the water.  I wonder if I was an otter or a dolphin in a different life?  But when I was 13 I had … Continue reading

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2018 A to Z Challenge… (my way) ;-)

“If it was a worthwhile fight, it didn’t matter who won; some good was sure to come of it.”  Richard Brooks “Conflict is the gadfly of thought.  It stirs us to observation and memory.  It instigates to invention.  It shocks … Continue reading

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Keep on Keeping On!!

  Victory comes, at times, just when one no longer expects it.”  Martin Buber “The greatest of victories is the victory over oneself.”  The Dhammapada: The Path of Perfection “The first step towards victory… is to gain courage.”  Plutarch “How … Continue reading

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Respect One Another

“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”  Albert Einstein “We are called to play the good Samaritan on life’s roadside; but that will be only an initial act.  One day the whole Jericho road must be … Continue reading

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A Walk on the Wild Side

    The big day arrived for me to head to our family reunion down at Millersylvania State Park in Olympia.  The family chose this new location as it split the distance between Portland and Port Townsend for various family … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things…

  “We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson “To make other people laugh is no great feat so long as one does not mind … Continue reading

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Easter Plate Hunting

Ever have those nights when you can’t sleep?  Your body aches, your brain won’t stop whirling, you toss and turn, and finally you decide to get up to eat or drink something so you can go back to sleep. Well, … Continue reading

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January 2017 – IWSG… The Joy of Caregiving

New Year’s Eve’s early morning started off with a BANG, CRASH, and THUD!  I jumped out of bed, ran around the corner of our short hall directly into the living room of our tiny apartment. There sprawled on the floor … Continue reading

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December’s IWSG – Do I have Writing Goals?

Many Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for starting the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and to my friend, Patricia Garcia, for inviting me to join this supportive group.  I also thank this month’s IWSG co-hosts: Jennifer Hawes, Jen Chandler, Nick Wilford, Juneta … Continue reading

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