A Honeymoon Tale

A Honeymoon Tale

My honeymoon included dog poop, burned hair and a family doctor (not in that order). And that’s not all that happened in those 10 days I spent traveling through England and Scotland on foot, in cabs, on trains, and in…

Red Sneakers

Red Sneakers

Winning the foot race at the ball field was all that I could think about the week before fireworks-spectacular Fourth of July 1969. That, and winning the best decorated bike contest. I was convinced that I would win the foot…

D.I.Y.

D.I.Y.

Lately I’ve been seeking my own counsel. Not that others can’t help me, for indeed they have and still do, but I’ve found that with an increasing work load, (Saturn is sitting on my Ascendant), I have little time left…

Time Boxes

I recently took on some added projects because of necessity. My current place of employment is feeling the financial pinch and has kindly decided to pass that on to its employees as furlough days. Watching my paycheck shrink has spurred…

Nature

NATURE NOURISHES ME. It always has. And after four days of sitting in front of a computer at work, I had to get outside. Not being in nature feels like I’m going to suffocate—O.D. on my busy, techno-life after a…

NEWS—RIP

Whenever I watch or read the news my happiness balloon would burst. I soon realized that feeding my head with conflict, fear, violence, and suffering was NOT for me. It's not that I don't want to stay current on events…

Essence

I love knowing the essence of things. And trees in winter are the perfect metaphor for this. They stand naked, like bare bones, revealing themselves to us in pure form, without a green mask of leaves. Purity. Beauty. Truth. It…

A Winter Day

I hear the baby, London crying in the apartment above me as I sip my tea. The sound of her tiny voice makes me smile. I love hearing it. Outside my front window Sparrows compete for birdseed at my little…

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