February 8, 2018

A week ago I sat down to write this post. For the life of me I could not get the window for Word to open out to fill the screen.

January 11, 2018

It’s that time - goals, resolutions, and plans for all areas of your life for the upcoming year. I’ve checked that off. Have you? Well, having completed the exercise I later listened to a talk given by author Marianne Williamson. It was about how we should make plans f...

November 30, 2017

As I’ve discovered in this journey of reading two books a month I’m drawn to real people sharing stories of their lives. Cutting Back; An Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto fits the bill! 

Leslie Buck, born and raised in the United States, fulfilled a dream of hers...

October 19, 2017

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight was riveting! In this memoir Phil Knight recounts his journey in creating the mega giant retailer Nike. And what a journey!

June 15, 2017

David Brooks, “challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “resume virtues” and "eulogy virtues."

February 24, 2017

Wedding bliss is in the air all around me and I love it! My eldest son will be married in October to a young woman who I will be proud and happy to call my daughter, leaving out the in-law part! Then my sister surprised us all when she called to say that she and her lo...

July 7, 2016

It was a quiet afternoon and I had some time to do whatever I pleased. That’s a real treat and one I’m always quick to take advantage of. Yet I didn’t feel like reading, in fact, I felt like writing but had no blog ideas percolating around the brain. And over the past...

May 26, 2016

Not Easy But Simple?

It’s not easy, but it’s simple. 

What an incongruent statement, don’t you think? I suppose it could be called an oxymoron but on the surface I look at it and think it’s just dumb! How can something that is not easy, i.e. complex, be simple? One would...

April 21, 2016

I’m a planner but now that I am married to a military member I have seen planning at a whole new level. I don’t know if it’s true of all military members but my husband has a motto – plan early, plan often – something I’ve shortened to PEPO. That’s another thing I’ve l...

April 7, 2016

“Pushing through, trying to stay positive, really hard.” These were the phrases that littered my conversation with Jillian earlier this week. Looking at her situation it’s easy to see why. Jillian is in physical pain – deep, continuous, and mind-bending pain. She is a...

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