Category Archives: Family

This Dog Captured My Heart

E. E. Cummings must have been a dog lover. I think of the line, “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go),”. It’s from his poem … Continue reading

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Become an Astute Observer of Life

I read a quote by Wayne W. Dyer and it resonated with me. “Become an astute observer… judge less and listen more.” Could there be a more relevant sentiment for our country to hear? I don’t care what the incident … Continue reading

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Respectful Dialogue Needed

  Shangri-La sounds like heaven to me. A fictional place from the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. A fictional place, secluded and surrounded by mountains. A valley of unparalleled beauty and tranquility. Guided by lamas where people age … Continue reading

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A Time to Reflect

One of the best things about retirement is the time to reflect. No need to rush and rush. Today I’m reflecting on a quote from H. G. Wells. He states, “We must not allow the clock and the calendar to … Continue reading

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Come Together to Solve the Problem

I don’t like the path our country walks. Truths and partial truths spun to make whoever throws the mud look better. Enough, stop the lies. The citizens of this country deserve the unvarnished truth. Children separated from their parents when … Continue reading

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Totem Animals

Do you have totem animals? I do and years ago, a counselor recommend I explore mine. I easily identified one for each chakra. I can’t remember all seven. Yet, the ones I remember are significant in my life. Showing up … Continue reading

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What Brought You Happiness Today?

What brought me happiness today and made me laugh? The short answer-my two dogs. We enjoyed a beautiful morning walk. Clear sunny skies, a breeze off the ocean, heaven on earth. The sound of the birds singing louder than the … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse Needed

My Mom used to tell us not to say anything if we couldn’t say anything nice. She was right. What have we come to as a nation with these vulgar pronouncements by comedians/actresses and talk show hosts? These women do … Continue reading

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Freedom Isn’t Free

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and triggers another round of sales. What seems to be missing is the reason we celebrate Memorial Day. The holiday honors all those who have given their lives in service to our … Continue reading

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What are you grateful for today?

Every morning before rising I thank God for my health, my home, my boys (dogs), family, friends both old/new and I pray for people facing challenges. No matter what my day looks like I know I’m blessed. Over the years … Continue reading

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