Category: Beliefs

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

I’ve always wondered how our beasts of burden feel about their “jobs”. Are their feet hurting? Do they enjoy being useful, understanding how important they are to us, or do they want to go on strike for better working conditions, a day off, or higher “wages”?

Hell on Wheels – My Trip to the Grocery Store While One-Legged

Hell on Wheels – My Trip to the Grocery Store While One-Legged

Hell on wheels, my observations from driving the grocery store go-cart after foot surgery.

Help Make a Culinary Dream Come True for a Worthy Teen

Help Make a Culinary Dream Come True for a Worthy Teen

My cousin’s kid is a baker with big dreams about the Culinary Institute’s summer camp and a future bakery.

Time to Wake Up! Ally Ally Oxen Free

A wake-up song appropriate for a jet-lagged traveler is actually a wake-up call for much, much more.

poem: what if every day was new year’s day?

poem: what if every day was new year’s day?

A clarion call for mindfulness: what if every day was new year’s day?

Random Thankful Lists

Random Thankful Lists

From cats who cradle to cast iron to the wisdom of children and wildlife, I have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Haiku: Thank You to Veterans

Haiku: Thank You to Veterans

Thanking American veterans for their service with a haiku and the flag that hangs proudly at DCA.

Haiku: Two Words

Haiku: Two Words

Important words: I voted.

Lonely Future / How It Be, According to The Storyteller

Lonely Future / How It Be, According to The Storyteller

A photo from the Storyteller blog called Lonely Future elicits dystopian fears and musings about how the health of our environment could be politicized.

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

Memorial Day, Andy Rooney, the Thankful Foreigner, and Blowin’ in the Wind

It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S. The day we remember those who served in our military and did not live to come home. Andy Rooney Rethinks Memorial Day I saw a thoughtful piece by the late commentator Andy Rooney that’s worth sharing, Rooney Rethinks Memorial […]

Haiku: A Room of Her Own

Haiku: A Room of Her Own

This artist’s studio, a room preserved as it was at one time at the Museum of Montmartre in Paris, inspires me. I knew when I first saw it that I wanted a room like this. a room of her own (where the self can be […]

Haiku: Girl Power

she’s heading skyward ambitions escalating capable and strong I snapped a picture of this anonymous woman climbing up a real corporate “ladder”, and she became a symbol, a photographic talisman to honor and protect all young women who seek a meaningful career. Here’s to your […]

Q: What does silence look like?

Q: What does silence look like?

Glover Gardens response to the weekly photo challenge, What Does Silence Look Like, from The Daily Post.

St. Francis Prayer of Peace for a World That Needs It

St. Francis Prayer of Peace for a World That Needs It

Hello world, friends, family and neighbors: I wish you peace, love, happiness, serenity, interesting hobbies, low blood pressure and job security. I’m not Catholic but I have a spiritual crush on St. Francis – how can you not love the patron saint of animals???!!! I ran […]

beth and bella and bree and brielle (an amazing poem by a very wise 6th grader)

beth and bella and bree and brielle (an amazing poem by a very wise 6th grader)

This beautiful, gentle, tranquil and philosophical poem is rich with imagery, illustrative of the concept and value of mindfulness, and fills me with hope.

The Wheel – Beautiful Image and Thoughtful Post from The Storyteller Blog

The Wheel – Beautiful Image and Thoughtful Post from The Storyteller Blog

I would really like to blog more often, but time is at a premium. However, there is always incredible material from other bloggers that can and should be shared. Here’s today’s contribution, a lovely photo and quiet couple of stories that have been woven together […]


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