Lessons from the Rose Garden__2: Everything in its Own Time
Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge / Change / Lessons From the Rose Garden SERIES / Transition

Lessons from the Rose Garden__2: Everything in its Own Time

Everything–and everyone!–does not grow at the same pace. In the past week, the new rose plants we brought home that had quickly buckled under Arizona’s unseasonable heat have now lost all their half-burnt blossoms. Aside from increasingly dry leaves, the plants seem dormant and are now completely bare. Though we’ve been careful to water all … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure

  Alas, the beautiful flowering rose bushes that captured our hearts at the garden center last week have turned to crunchy critters within a week of bringing them home, courtesy of unseasonable 100-degree temps here in Arizona. The roses are in new soil and a new environment, which is tough enough on its own. Add … Continue reading

You’re Invited to a Party! My Short Story Published in Chicken Soup
Creativity / Doing what you love / Playing in the Mud / Writing

You’re Invited to a Party! My Short Story Published in Chicken Soup

Hello, My Faithful Followers! My short story called “The Desk” is being debuted in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles book, AVAILABLE TOMORROW, November 1, 2016, at a book store near you! (Or online, of course! Here–> at AMAZON) I’m beyond excited about being part of the Chicken Soup for the … Continue reading

Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge

Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Somewhere in my early working career, I worked as a Printed Circuit Board Designer–a highly technical and occasionally boring job where I lived in a cubicle five days a week, eight-plus hours a day. As interesting as the job was, monotony sometimes crept in, so my coworkers and I used various forms of entertainment and … Continue reading

Innocence Caught on Camera–Pomegranate Voyeur
Adaptability / Challenge / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Nature & Hiking

Innocence Caught on Camera–Pomegranate Voyeur

I am completely infatuated with the pomegranate trees on our property. You could say I have a crush on them. Like a fetish-stricken voyeur, I’ve probably taken about 50 photos so far and expect to take 50 more before their tender, juicy fruit is ready to be plucked from the branches. One tree is but … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)
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BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)

Driving in and out of my neighborhood, I’m humbled by what I get to see each day. High atop a hill, about a dozen horses of varying color and size routinely graze on the green grasses California only sees off season. The hills around here aren’t that tall. They spread uniformly across the horizon like … Continue reading