The Beauty of Using it Now!

I wonder who came up with the acronym of YOLO?  You Only Live Once What a great succint way to say ” Do it now”  “Don’t wait until tomorrow”  “Be in the moment.” I even know someone who named their dog YOLO There needs to be an acronym for “Don’t save it for a rainy […]

The Suprising Sounds of Summer

The sound caught me by surprise. Wood against wood with a familiar thwack. It unearthed a long forgotten sweet memory of hot summer days, in and out of the screen door, melting popsicles, cousins, the coolness of the stone basement and unending hours of exploring my grandparents farm. No worries, no computers, no responsibilities. Just […]

The Blessings Of Grief

I’m guessing that not many people would put the words blessings and grief together but I could see no other way. Also I promised myself I would not write one more sad post about grief and losing people that I love but……hang in here with me, I promise this is more about joy than it […]

How Did She do it? She just did :)

I’m not sure how she did it but she did.  My friend Susan managed to spread her sparkle of joy wherever she went and with whoever she met. Her tagline, motto, actually her whole essence was “Choose Joy, Bless Others” and that she did every single day! She also believed that “Until Further Notice Celebrate […]

I think it was the cocktails…

Saturday was not my best day and yet it got turned around in a lovely way. My benevolence/compassion/tolerance well was bone dry. In our never ending move we were trying to sell some things on Facebook Marketplace which is a challenge in patience and endurance. Lots of scammers, lots of people who flake on you.  […]

I met a woman….

As many of you know I was honored to be published in the book ” So God Made a Mother” which officially releases TODAY ( April 18th) I traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the book launch with many of the other contributors.  Words cannot describe the energy, the love and the camaraderie that filled […]

Maybe I CAN time travel….

I walk down the wide brick paved walkway and look around. A familiar feeling washes over me. Much has changed and much is the same.  The buildings greet me with their familiar Jeffersonian beauty. The trees are taller, there are now benches to sit on and as I take in the beauty of this place […]

The Soft Edges of Peace at 2am

Oh sleep..you little stinker.  Couldn’t get enough of you when I was a teenager and often blissfully slept until 12 noon when I could. Pulled all nighters in college during exam week and now I wonder how I managed to take final exams at all. Youth and procrastination ruled my life. Longed for you when […]

Unobstructed Views from the Front Row of Life

We all have front rows seats each day to some of the most amazing things. It may not seem like it at the time, and often our view is blocked by all the everyday things that keep us from being present. These aren’t moments that go viral and may seem unimportant or so common that […]

Hanging out in my comfort zone

Honestly there is nothing better than hanging out in my comfort zone. For whatever reason the phrase or concept of “comfort zone” has gotten a bad rap. It has been characterized as a weak place to be, a place that is stagnant and no good for you. It’s as if it were a pool hall […]