Stroke Survivor/Thriver

8/25/21 – 1/25/2022 Today I am five months out from my mild stroke. I’m doing well. Recovery from my stroke this summer takes time and energy and lots of rest. I know every stroke and every recovery is unique. I share this as my experience so far with my stroke...

Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is actually January 15th; we celebrate his legacy today. But the day I remember is August 28, 1963 when he talked about a dream he had. I was 16 and heard excerpts on the radio, then we turned on the tv...

Words for a New Year

A NEW YEAR Words are like a kaleidoscope of language, ever-changing in meaning, sound, nuance; yet meaningful to me. My decades old “mantra” has been “words are powerful.” Certain words make me laugh, question, recall, and can influence every relationship and mood.  ...

Words Can Soothe

Sometimes it’s very simple Love Poems From God  The Spirit’s Hands They can be a great help-words.  They can become the spirit’s hands  and lift and caress you. ~ Meister Eckhart (Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West) May your...

How to Handle an Uninvited Guest

BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “BE NICE” Belated thanks to Mom, my 7th grade Home Economics teacher, Emily Post  and Miss Manners (some of you may remember those last three). They each modeled, drilled, and cajoled me to learn how to be a gracious hostess. The...