Where Is The Love?

I was searching lyrics the other day, looking for inspiration.  I landed on Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas.   Can you practice what you preach?  And would you turn the other cheek?   I listened on repeat.  I copied lines into one journal. Printed/cut/pasted lines into another.   Man, you gotta have love just to set it [...]

Contests (or Living)

I’ll tell you why this isn’t a contest.   Because I don’t care.  Don’t contestants need to care, need to have a vested interest in order to actually compete?  It’s not that I don’t care about anything, because I do (oh, I do) – but I don’t care about being better than you or being perfect (whatever [...]

Twenty Things to Listen for on Any (Pandemic) Day

Twenty things to listen for: the conversation between wind and unfurled leaves the whistle of tea kettle the click of spoon as you stir in sugar, milk the good mornings spoken, the good nights too the happy grunt of furry loved one as you scratch a favorite spot the opening and closing of front door [...]

Simple Pleasures

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~   Here are a few simple pleasures from my corner of the world...   :: a [...]

A Gift for You

How are you feeling? Physically, yes…but emotionally, too…how are you?  It’s an odd time, isn’t it?  Parts of our lives are slowing down (more of us staying home, limiting interaction with others) and other parts (the numbers and updates, new ways of doing work and school) change daily.  It’s a lot to contend with, I know. [...]

A Little Respite

I know there’s a lot of talk about the coronavirus right now. It’s an odd time, I know. Unsettling.  But it’s going to be okay.  I’m not here to tell you what the right way to handle things is, only to suggest that you not freak out.  Listen to the doctors and scientists who have the most [...]