Tag Archive: Life

Still Waters

He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. Upper Michigan Psalms 23

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

Beginnings and Endings

I was watching a YouTube video the other day of a circa 1971 performance by James Taylor. I’ve always loved this song, but it was his spoken words before and after the song… Continue reading

Another Saturday morning with Tom

Running down a dream…working on a mystery…going wherever it leads… ~Tom Petty  

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.”

Land Down Under

33 years after a young Australian boy, age 16, came to live with my parents for a year as part of the rotary student exchange program, I now have the opportunity to visit… Continue reading

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.

Dreams in Ashes

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


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

It Only Takes a Spark

As so often happens for me on social media, be it Facebook or Google+, a posted photo of a magnificent Ginger Fro inspired me this morning…and got me thinking…. My memory traveled back… Continue reading

Explore, Dream, Be

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

Salt Life

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

On Imperfections

When we first opened our new offices in December of 2008, we were extremely proud of our efforts to plan the perfect space and atmosphere for our patients suffering from chronic pain. After… Continue reading

Be Careful not to slow dance with your Skeletons

Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don’t wear a watch, but your skeletons do,… Continue reading


I said some Goodbyes today… I completed a mission…. I did it with some lifelong friends, and for that, I’m grateful. Soak it all up, every single second, and simply Be. Right Here,… Continue reading

On Passing

We must not weep at an end for there is no end. We are not what we were. We cannot lose what we have gained. We have met, we have touched each other… Continue reading