I picked up a deck of affirmation cards by Florence Scovel Shinn the other day at the thrift store, and they are wonderful. The cards are quotes taken from her book, The Game of Life and How to Play It, which was published in 1925. I'd be delighted to pick a card for you. If… Continue reading Today anything is possible
Several days ago, I decided to write a short story about a trip that I took to San Diego in 2005. I've gone on some amazing trips with my brother Bob over the past decade, and thinking about that trip in particular filled me with a sense of adventure. Yesterday morning, Bob called and asked… Continue reading Write Away!
Last summer, I decided to write a novel. Through the encouragement of a friend, and the feeling of challenge that this idea brought on, I completed a rough draft by early September. But almost as soon as I finished, looking back over the 300+ pages of misspelled words, awkward sentences, bad grammar, and all, overwhelmed… Continue reading The enlargement of the soul
After writing Friday's post, about bringing more fun into our lives, I couldn't get the image of Mary Poppins out of my head. I hadn't seen the movie since I was a kid, so I did some research on-line about her character. I loved the way that she was described as a magical person who… Continue reading Taking life lightly
My plans for today changed when I woke up to warnings of a big winter storm, and made the decision not to travel. As a kid, I love snow days; loved hearing, "Warrensburg Central School is closed." I can still recall the thrill of those words coming through the old radio in our kitchen. A… Continue reading Nirvana Day (every day!?)
It feels like the deep winter today. It's cold and dark and even the cats don't want to go out for more than a couple of minutes. As I sat outside this morning, thinking about the day and how to brighten it, I thought it might be fun to play a game with any of… Continue reading Won’t you come out to play?
A couple of times a year, I go through my books and donate or give some away to make room for the new. Instead of putting this one in the donation bag, I thought I'd offer it here as a give-away. Since I really enjoyed these stories, and we are such a community of animal… Continue reading Loving animals, and a give-away