Letting Go

Who hurt you, once, so far beyond repair that you would meet each overture with curling lip? While we, who knew you well, your friends, (the focus of your scorn) could see your courage in the face of fear, your wit, and thoughtfulness, and will remember you with something close to love. Marylyn Plessner Maybe […]

I Want You To Live

To You – the one I care about: I click a button and know how many of you, my readers, are thinking about suicide. I look at the numbers and am staggered by how many of you are feeling that life is hopeless. I sense your desperation and despondency. I care. And I’m not the […]

Honoring…

We all want to be that person who stands for right, don’t we. I know I do. I recently attend an community workshop on “Interrupting Hate”. There were lessons to learn and encouragement in facing the rise in visible hate and intolerance in our nation. How should we intervene? When should we take action? What […]

Grieving from a Distance

Dear Ones, By not booking an immediate flight home when Gen died, I have created my own vacuum here in Mexico. I love it that you are all there for me when I need to call. Just a familiar voice now and then fills that lonely spot a bit. And solitude is the purpose of […]

And a Happy New Year…

Today marks the end of the holiday season in my culture. Thanksgiving is a month past, so Christmas Day to New Year’s Day covers it. We don’t celebrate Epiphany or El Dia de Los Reyes as my family in Mexico calls it. All of our gifts are given, the celebrating is winding down. I’ve been […]

Chasing the Super Moon

How did I become obsessed with this phenomenon? Perhaps it is my Seven (Enneagram) personality that makes me a self-confessed experience junky. Whatever – how can I miss the full moon perigee closest to the earth since I was six years old. And it won’t be this close again in my lifetime. I’m up for […]

Peace for Veterans…a Wish

Today is Veteran’s Day.* The Great War figured largely in stories told to me in my childhood.  My father’s middle brother ran away at 15 to fight in World War I.  He returned an alcoholic wanderer who dropped in and out of sight until his early death.  He was a bit of a legend and […]

My Bad

“If you can’t be a good example then you’ll have to be a horrible warning.” Catherine Aird I hate being a bad example. I would much rather be and example, a paragon of virtue. Unfortunately, I can talk well but have a hard time doing the walk. If you read my last post, you will […]

Thanksgiving

As always, my feelings seem intensified on a holiday. My heart is filled with many emotions. A chunk of it feels broken and bruised, holding place for my sister and her family as my nephew struggles for his life. A raw spot chafes from the loss of our friends’ child who died this year. And […]

World Peace and Prayer Day

“World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites Day has been a 20-year tradition that promotes co-existence among all peoples and nations The motto “All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer” has been the vital part in the solution of healing this ailing Mother Earth. Whether it is at a Natural site, a Church, a Mosque, a […]