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

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Fear / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob

More than once in a while, I am reminded my personal catastrophes are not so catastrophic. More than once in a while, I am reminded of my friends who died young and can’t weigh in their thoughts on my so-called problems. More than once in a while, I pay these friends my respects and give … 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

BASIC NEEDS: Beauty (In the Eye of the Beholder–Do the Neigh Sayers Have It?)
BASIC NEEDS series / Challenge / Gratitude / Love / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / Staying Positive

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

BASIC NEEDS: Empathy (We’re All Connected or Have We Forgotten?)
BASIC NEEDS series / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Relationships / We Are Connected

BASIC NEEDS: Empathy (We’re All Connected or Have We Forgotten?)

——————————————————————– This is the 3rd in a series of postings sharing my thoughts and experiences on the topic of basic needs of humans and the feelings we have when those needs are and are not being met. The opening post in the series is “BASIC NEEDS Being Met? Feelings are the Signal”  You may want … Continue reading

BASIC NEEDS: Appreciation (Use It or Lose It)
BASIC NEEDS series / Gratitude / Nature & Hiking / Relationships / We Are Connected

BASIC NEEDS: Appreciation (Use It or Lose It)

——————————————————————– This is the 2nd in a series of postings sharing my thoughts and experiences on the topic of basic needs of humans and the feelings we have when those needs are and are not being met. The opening post in the series is “BASIC NEEDS Being Met? Feelings are the Signal”  You may want … Continue reading