Monthly Archives: June 2011


A friend recently shared this poem with me, saying that reading poetry gives her hope.  I concur.  In just a few short lines a poem can lift me from a deep, dark pit of despair into a world glowing with … Continue reading

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*In a drought there’s only one thing to do … wait.  We tried collecting rain in buckets.  But there was no rain.  A line of white plastic pails sat hopefully under the roof line, the heat slowly turning them green … Continue reading

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46 Years!!

Wow!  Can you believe it?  Bill and I have been married for 46 years.  Our anniversary is today, the same day as Father’s Day.  He’s a dad, too, twice.  Probably the biggest question for me is, where in the world … Continue reading

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Hear Yea, Hear Yea!

In the midst of frustration and overwhelm from the daily clatter and clutter and in attempting to be kind to myself, as I attempt to be kind unto others, I hereby gift myself with two days a week to do … Continue reading

Posted in Navigating Through Life, Retreats and Workshops | 8 Comments


To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe–to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it–is a wonder beyond words. Gratitude for the gift of life is … Continue reading

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Burying Mom

She’d made it plain for years:  “When I kick the bucket, I don’t want a fancy funeral.  I don’t want you to spend any money on a casket.  I just want to be cremated and buried in your father’s grave.  … Continue reading

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Encaustic Work

Home again and almost caught up with all that I’ve been ignoring since I left. Unfortunately we’ve had no rain for well over a week and the garden is calling for lots of attention.  I’ve chosen drought tolerant plants for … Continue reading

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