Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk
Attachment / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Relationships / Serendipity

Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk

“My tings . . . my TINGS!” an overly emotional Maureen O’Hara exclaimed to a frustrated John Wayne in the classic movie The Quiet Man. Filmed in breathtakingly beautiful Ireland, it is by far my favorite movie to watch not only around Saint Patrick’s Day but anytime of year. In the movie, the characters names … 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

Divorce: Prepare for Surgery MASH-Style
Acceptance / Adaptability / Moving On / Relationships / Staying Positive

Divorce: Prepare for Surgery MASH-Style

“Scalpel,” commands the divorce lawyer. “Scalpel,” confirms his paralegal, handing him the knife. “Sponge,” demands the lawyer. “Sponge! Sponge! Sponge! Damn . . . watch out y’all; we have a bleeder.” ——————- Divorce. It cuts like a cold, steel knife. It cuts your life and everyone around you. If you elect surgery, you have been … Continue reading

Santa Ana Winds Blow My Mind – Fear
Adaptability / Challenge / Fear / Flashbacks / Love / Relationships

Santa Ana Winds Blow My Mind – Fear

_______________________________________________________ NOTE: I wrote this three days ago; since then we had a 3.9 earthquake. _______________________________________________________ The Santa Ana winds arrived here yesterday in Southern California and with it general mayhem. The evening newscasters report fires and blackouts already, and it is only day one of a projected four-day visit by Ana. The warm winds … Continue reading