Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

There’s so much in this documentary. One of the most beautiful realizations was in watching the way he saw the child in each person (even in himself). We should “speak to” the child in other people more often, not in a patronizing way but because of deep respect. There were harsh criticisms. There were attacks…

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Living Your Ecstasy

  What inspires you? What makes you lose track of time? What makes the demands of life fade and the passion for life and love rush your soul in ecstasy? A moment in dialogue with a child? A gaze upward on a starry night? A horseback ride at sunset? A hike along the forest trail?…

Family Reunion Musings

I had the privilege to go to my family reunion this weekend (my mom’s dad’s side of the fam). I have not seen many of these relatives since I was a teenager. I’m almost 50, so in some ways I was re-meeting some cousins. I have one great Aunt still living. She is precious and…

RECEIVE

It may be old and rusty, worn and faded but it can still receive. (So can we.) If we’re willing and open, we might be surprised at what makes its way into our life. RECEIVE #beautynearme

As a Woman…

Do you want to be… Fierce? Strong? Connected? Valued? Altruistic? Unstoppable? Engaged? Uninhibited? God-conscious? Determined? Motivated? Loving? Guided? Fearless? Faithful? Powerful? Gentle? Confident? Cherished? Hard-working? Peaceful? Proactive? Soulful? Celebrated? Then, you must be. Not because the day is declared for you, but because you declare yourself for this day and for every day to follow….

Little Heels and Pigtails

  “Little Heels and Pigtails” 10 x 12 oil on canvas panel This one is special. It represents the journey for both the parent and child. This little one is wearing her first pair of heels, feeling quite grown up while proudly sporting the adorable and spunky hairstyle of a child. And it is so…

The Privilege of Struggle

Most of us aren’t wondering how we will physically survive the day. But we do wonder if we will survive emotionally and spiritually. The struggle itself means we are forging through obstacles. Sure, we could avoid struggle, but the cost is so high. The cost is high…death while being alive. There’s a little old building…

The Missing Scientist

  “What we do not know about a missing loved one,” the poet T.S. Eliot said, “becomes all that we know.” On Sunday, January 28, 2007, during a short solo sailing trip to the Farallon Islands near San Francisco to scatter his mother’s ashes, Jim Gray (a prominent computer scientist) and his 40-foot yacht, Tenacious,…

I Promise, Both Stories are True!

  There are many ways to tell the stories of our life. We are more than facts and circumstances. Our story also contains our perspective and this gives all the color.  We get to decide that crucial element. WE GET TO DECIDE. I’m going to tell a little piece of my story-twice. My story- take 1: I…