A Day at the Pool

Exercise has changed for me since my stroke four years ago. I thought it would be interesting to write about a normal occurrence now. It will give insight into the day-to-day workings of my life. It’s important to me to go to the YMCA. Water aerobics does a lot for my sense of well-being. And […]

The Women I Like

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt I have re-published posts before, but I haven’t always added to them. Somehow, though, I felt some invitations were necessary. It’s been many years since I have had my “Women I Like” party.  […]

Easter

Repost from April, 2015 Easter holds so many memories for me. But I’ve written about those before… And Easter brings up so many thoughts about faith. But I’ve written about those before, too… Nowadays I resist attending most church services. Maybe it’s the itsy-bitsy shame from my upbringing about being a twice-a-year Christian. (I have […]

A New Year

It has been a difficult road this year, but still I look at every day as a new opportunity.Michael Chang Happy new year is the standard phrase. Prospero Ano y Felicidad. Bonne année People are hoping that next year is better. And I understand it. 2020has been a year of death and destruction by fire […]

50 Years and Counting

REPOSTED FROM 2009 This morning I am sitting on the deck of a sailing ship looking across a turquoise sea to a Caribbean Island. The scene has changed from 1959. Then it was an emotional and spiritual crisis for a Catholic to marry a Protestant. Then it wasn’t common, but neither was it unheard of, […]

Victory! (Hope)

Loving Who Is

Relationship challenges don’t disappear.  I have a difficult person in my life and because I can’t walk away from family I must continually dive back in, difficult or not. And if I walk my own talk, I must love the people I love and accept them for who they are. In my self-examination before the […]

Back to Nature

Between COVID-19 and the fire devastation, it’s hard not to let depression creep in. Life is not hard for me, especially, but there is so much mayhem around that it wears upon one after day. So I decided that one way to break the spell was to change up my walking pattern. I take variations […]

I Gave Me

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity. Sophie Swetchine The recent catastrophe in our area evoked many charitable thoughts. I spent a lot of time studying where to send money, how to support in the best way, and simply how to be a good neighbor. In going through closets I had primary concerns […]

Taking the Risk

“Death walks among us” ― S.K.N. Hammerstone Major religions all have a version of the Angel of Death. Toltec wisdom teaches that the angel always sits on our shoulders. This teaching is another way of know that the present moment is all we have in our grasp. And so, I am no closer to death […]