Category Archive: Take My Advice, I wasn’t using it anyway…

Staying Human

It’s not so much staying alive, it’s staying human that’s important. What counts is that we don’t betray each other. -George Orwell

Mom Today’s Diary

What was it like to be a 17 year old Polish immigrant teenage girl in Chicago in 1948? My Mother-in-law, who passed from this life on the day after Mother’s Day 2015, left… Continue reading

Mama

Mama

Fragile / Deadly

“Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate.… Continue reading

On Solitude

I spent a week alone in that little A-Frame beach cottage recently.  I did have some time with friends who dropped by, making sure I was okay…but mostly, I spent the time alone… Continue reading

On Seeing

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”

Hug from Dr. Leo Buscaglia

I took the day off from work today to do nothing more than recharge. Recharge my mind, body, and spirt. So, I started off with a healthy breakfast, cued up a Phil Collins… Continue reading

Resilience

*Resilience*

“Time is what we want the most, but what we use the worst,” ~William Penn

“Time is what we want the most, but what we use the worst,” ~William Penn

Silver and Shadow

“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any…

“I thought how lovely and how strange a river is.”

“I thought how lovely and how strange a river is. A river is a river, always there, and yet the water flowing…

Road tripping

Road tripping

Listen to your heart

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Forest through the trees…

Some cannot see the forest, for the trees… Ask yourself… “Can I?” Step back, refocus, try to see the big picture from another perspective.

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm “In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much… Continue reading

Murky Water, Dusty Mirror

“Murky water is turbid; let it settle and it clears. A dusty mirror is dim; clean it and it is bright. What I realize as I observe this is the Tao of clarifying… Continue reading

Everybody should be quiet near a little stream and listen.

Everybody should be quiet near a little stream and listen.

My absence in this space has been the result of a self-moratorium on spinning my wheels. It was way overdue.

My absence in this space has been the result of a self-moratorium on spinning my wheels. It was way overdue.

In spite of current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of…

In spite of current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of…

“Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being…

“Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being…

Last Call

Last Call

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in…

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in…

“A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.” ~John Cleese

“A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.” ~John Cleese

Greener Grass

  The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ~Henry Miller    

Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.

Dreams in Ashes

Dreams in Ashes from Irene’s high school diary… the sequel to “Decisions”. July 14, 1949

Decisions

My decision will be either this one…. Or This One… As the story goes, Irene was in love with Don, and during her senior year of high school she spoke of barn dances… Continue reading

The Proof’s in the Pudding!

Thrilled beyond belief to have acquired a published family cookbook filled with old-time recipes from my two great-grandmother’s on my biological Father’s side. Today I made great grandma Bertie’s banana pudding. My first… Continue reading

I’m attempting to pause and appreciate the little things, lest time zooms by too quickly.

I’m attempting to pause and appreciate the little things, lest time zooms by too quickly.

I took the day off from work today to do nothing more than recharge. Recharge my mind, body, and spirt.

I took the day off from work today to do nothing more than recharge. Recharge my mind, body, and spirt.

A Mother will sit out in the rain, to watch her child sit on the bench.

A Mother will sit out in the rain, to watch her child sit on the bench.

Good Morning

Good Morning, Geeps. 🙂

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

And then there were two…

And then there were two…

CB:BA 2016 – Plus Post Week 3

CB:BA 2016 – Plus Post Week 3

Nearest Distant Shore

Nearest Distant Shore

Man of War, Siphonophore

Man of War, Siphonophore

Keep It Simple

To Make 2016 Your Year, Keep It Simple