Category Archives: Matters of the Spirit

Living Simply

I thought yesterday was October first and here I am preparing for Thanksgiving.  Why do I feel like I’m living in a time capsule that moves forward at a gazillion miles an hour? As a little kid, I felt time … Continue reading

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All You Can Do

“All you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is enough.” A. L. Williams I got this fabulous quote from my brother, Zed.  It’s perfect for someone like me, who is a perfectionist and an … Continue reading

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Saying It Out Loud

I’ve written a guest post on my daughter’s blog, Sacred Circle.  It’s about my way of making  my intentions known, my Artist’s Journal, and the summer writing camp I’ve been attending. I hope you enjoy!

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Cleo, 1995-2012

She was my Mom’s cat.  I was there when Mom went to the SPCA to find a new friend.  Mom had recently moved here to Virginia from New Hampshire and was finally settled into a lovely small home.  Now she … Continue reading

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My Summer Garden

The artist is the confidant of nature,  flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms.  Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.  – … Continue reading

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Seeking Balance

 I was feeling blocked, unable to unplug the movie I’d been screening in my head.  Writing a memoir is difficult work, especially since I’ve spent most of my time for the last month reliving parts of my life that were … Continue reading

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Taking A Time Out

I love the quote that Tiferet Journal posted on Facebook today: “Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest & let the spirits fly in & out. “ I’m taking this to heart.  I’ve hit … Continue reading

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A Letter To Santa

Dear Santa, I’m sure you don’t remember me.  The last time I wrote was just before my best friend in second grade, told me that you didn’t exist. I was horrified and when I asked my mom about it, she … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

When I was preparing to move to Virginia from Vermont, back in 1979, a few of my friends said I really needed to be careful down here in the Bible Belt.  They were sure I’d be swarmed by Born Agains … Continue reading

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