Category: Beliefs

Tighten Up!

Tighten Up!

A funk song from 1968 provides a leadership lesson almost 50 years later.

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Stuff that needs to be said.

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections on an open mind, a growth mindset and an open heart. An open heart is the hardest.

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

This haiku is for every extraordinary woman who sometimes needs affirmation.

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 […]


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