Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

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These greetings have been spoken throughout the decades by generations of well meaning folks around the world, and sometimes end up sounding as if they didn’t have the heart behind the sentence; as if they were uttered out of necessity.

I want to always really mean the words when I say them, but I have to admit that sometimes I’m not thinking about it when I say it to the check out person at the store, or wherever I might be ...

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Giving Thanks and Escaping Reality!

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As we enter into the Holiday Season the incredible stress to be perfect begins. As much as I love Hallmark, there is a bit of a resentment that sets in when you watch the snow softly falling onto the young lovers having their first kiss in front of the perfectly decorated home and yard (that some poor production assistants worked for a zillion hours to construct) as the “lived happily ever after” moment fades to The End.

The story lines are always similar: “single” person loses job or ...

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66 Years in October!

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Next week I turn 66. I am amazingly intimidated as I gaze at the number. Maybe I should write it out and it will look a little less intimidating…..sixty six……NOPE still intimidating.

I will say that I am very happy to be alive, and just this afternoon I had a quiet moment sitting under our magnificent Japanese Maple tree as the sun warmed ...

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The Stars Are Out Tonight

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Last night I snuck out of the house a little after midnight to look at the Perseid Meteor showers, and speaking of showers; we finally got some much needed rain all day which meant that the sky was a bit overcast. No matter….there I was smelling the fresh clean air, listening to the left over raindrops gently fall off the cedar boughs while I gazed up in the patch of stars waiting to see some miracles of the Universe.

There really are no ...

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