Words that help- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birth day. His writing has become a part of my “words are powerful” treasured collection along with inspirations from Maya Angelou, Anne Lamott, David Whyte, Pema Chödrön, Matthew McConaughey, Thomas Moore, and lots more. A sampler:...

More Bumper Sticker Philosphy-2020

If ever there was a need for optimism, this is sure the time. Here’s some more words that boost my spirits and remind me of the infinite amount of things and actions that are possible, blocked only by any thoughts I have that limit the possibilities. I can...

Our Days- July 2020

Sheltering at Home My husband and I are still sheltering at home. Tragically the COVID numbers in Arizona are up. We wear masks and gloves out in public (when we have to go out) and keep a CDC home. We still have socially distanced driveway breakfasts/coffee time with...

Words are Powerful

Word Messages One summer afternoon in Miller Place, I was drawing a picture of our house. Someone, I think it was my Great Aunt Pauline, looked over my shoulder and said, “Yes, she gets that artistic talent from her mother.” Now my mother could paint delicate colorful...

Resuming the Writing Life

After a four-month hiatus from writing stories, snippets and essays, my brain, hands, and sit-me-down are feeling the renewed activity of writing. My snippets pad is full; scraps of paper get emptied out of my handbag every evening with the day’s gleanings of...