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September 13, 2017

Our local Publix re-opened today, less than 24 hours after Hurricane Irma turned everyone’s lives upside down. Tired of the canned goods in the hurricane box, I wanted to replenish our depleted supply of fresh food like milk, eggs and produce. With any luck, I’d find a...

July 22, 2016

Some rainy day musings on keeping my balance. Enjoy.

Gratitude

Thank you for the sun that warms and lights my way.

Thank you for the darkness.

May it teach me to look more closely.

Thank you for friends and loved ones who delight my heart.

Thank you for my foes.

May they sh...

December 23, 2015

Last night, my family and I joined millions of other viewers around the world, as the SpaceX Corporation celebrated a major scientific and technical milestone. In case you missed it, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on a designated lan...

November 25, 2015

 

I recently flipped through some heart-breaking photos of refugees escaping war-torn areas of the Middle East. I studied the faces of the women and children. They looked defeated, exhausted, tired and hungry. The grown-ups and some of the older children carried pillowc...

October 15, 2015

Last night, a wise young lady caused me to reflect on the idea of happiness. It’s something that every sentient being desires. Your cat would like a full belly and a comfortable nap in the sun. Pet your dog and see how he responds. Does he close his eyes in bliss? A fl...

December 11, 2014

That’s what my husband, Joe, said to me recently. Okay, I’ll be honest. He added the word “Let’s" at the beginning.

 

We were staying overnight at a beachfront hotel in Jacksonville. In a couple of hours we’d head down to the dunes for my cousin Mack’s wedding. From our...

September 1, 2014

Ten years ago, while hiking to Taughannock Falls in upstate NY, Joe and I were intrigued by the artistic stacks of rocks we spotted along the trail. I’d heard of cairns before, but living in a South Florida suburb, neither of us had actually seen one.

 

When we finally a...

August 12, 2014

I’ve been reading a wonderful little book called “The Wisdom of No Escape” by Pema Chödrön. An American Buddhist nun, she is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The Abbey sits atop a towering cliff overlooking the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Jo...

August 3, 2014

Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

 

I thought of that quote last week when Joe and I arrived home from Maine and Nova Scotia. We’re both a little silly, but in a good way, we like to th...

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