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All-Over-The-Earth Day

I remember the first Earth Day. For me, beginning to think about our planet as a personal responsibility grew from my observance of that day. It has been a slow awakening. Through the years I learned more. And when we know better, we do better. Yet, I know that I can do more. I reduce, but am still prone to want what I want when I want it. I certainly re-use; from plastic Zip-Loc (no BPA) bags to cloth produce and grocery bags to clothing and furniture from Goodwill. But I rarely remember to take my Pyrex containers when I am buying from the deli or take-out from our favorite Chinese restaurant. I almost always recycle. I have been know to bring paper and plastic bottles home in my suitcase when I can't find recycling when I … [Read More...]

Life, Love and Parenting

A Recipe for Aging – Reconciling the Age Account

Aging and parenting create an interesting combination. It is an heirloom recipe that I must dig from past history and review from time to time until I can do it from memory. I’m grappling with the ingredients again since my daughter’s illness.* From the negative side it would be titled, “My Life in Redundancy“.  A […]

A Crisis…of Faith…of Knowing?

“Each of us possesses an inner wisdom of knowingness, of intuition…” Deepak Chopra When crisis comes, lessons are not far behind. My daughter’s recent health emergency has raised a lot of issues for me. So much so that soul searching has partially immobilized me as I learn from the past weeks. As Deepak Chopra says, […]

Travel Connections

I have difficulty writing when I can’t reach the Internet. After all, is it really happening if I can’t post it? Is it real if I can’t share it? Did I really live it if I can’t communicate it? Social media makes traveling alone a pleasure (or certainly tolerable). Whatever I see or do, I […]

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FORM LETTERS

Welcome to My World of Letters

If you are a follower of my blog or are here by happenstance and just want to know what’s current,  you’ll see my most recent posts in the columns here. Many of you are looking for a specific letter to use or ideas to help you write to someone you love. You are welcome to […]

My Wish for You in the New Year

You always have my good wishes. Above and beyond all of that, remember that New Year’s Day is just that: a new day in your life. On any day you can make new plans, change your course, turn back and try again. Remember that every hour in your life is precious.* So live with intention […]

Giving Thanks

I’m thankful for you. Even when you aren’t with me, you are an intregal part of my life. You are ensconced in each day as an ever-present cloud of comfort, lingering in my heart to pop forward with a memory, a phone call, a plan. Isn’t it funny? That you can do so much whether […]

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I Remember Joanie(‘s mother)

I’ve been reading another book by Brenè Brown. The Gifts of Imperfection has encouraged me to examine how I deal with shame. Do you remember the first time you felt real shame? I must have been six or seven, old enough to have comprehended life and death to some degree. Mostly, though, I thought about […]

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Follow Me Down the Rabbit Hole

Do you like to laugh? Can you spare a few minutes for the rabbit hole? Have you never watched Kid Snippets*? When my daughter introduced me to this series, I was instantly hooked.  I can watch some of them over and over and laugh each time. What makes a favorite? There has to be a […]

A Recipe for Aging – Reconciling the Age Account

Aging and parenting create an interesting combination. It is an heirloom recipe that I must dig from past history and review from time to time until I can do it from memory. I’m grappling with the ingredients again since my daughter’s illness.* From the negative side it would be titled, “My Life in Redundancy“.  A […]

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