Sometimes I help Jack sell things on-line, and usually the transactions go smoothly, but the other day he sold a big piece of equipment to a fellow in South Africa and it looked like the buyer had backed out (after much effort and some expense to crate-up and get the piece ready for shipping). It… Continue reading Keeping my 2 cents…and maybe a few more
Here in the United States, we had a presidential election on Tuesday. As we were leaving a wonderful restaurant yesterday, the owner said to Jack, as he paid the bill, "Four more years huh?" in a very deflated way. Jack said that he didn't even know what to say to her, so he thanked her… Continue reading Think a new thought…
Jack and I were deciding where we wanted to go to dinner on Saturday night and spent about 15 minutes, each offering suggestions which neither of us liked, until we decided on Saratoga. It's interesting this feeling-out of right decisions. ...why one place feels right at a certain time but not at another. A huge… Continue reading We’ll see….
Many years ago, I made the embarrassing and shocking discovery that someone very close to me had been reading my journals. I discovered this when I heard her, belive it or not, laughing about my spelling with a friend (which certainly was/is laughable at times, but that wasn't the point!). In a fury, I burned… Continue reading Emphasizing the good and the hopeful
At what point in our lives, does something that we want to do, be, or have, become limited by what we have already done, been or had? If my future was destined to become only a reproduction of what I have earned, accomplished, experienced or even wanted up until now, life would lose a lot… Continue reading God’s “behind the scenes” workers
When we first brought Eleanor home, she weighed only ounces....she fit in the palm of my hand. It was very difficult to get the words, "Many kittens this small don't make it", out of my head. One day, after almost losing her, I thought in despair, "I just cannot picture her as an adult cat!"… Continue reading Seeing where I want to be
The other day, Susan A. from Arizona sent me the link to this incredible story about spreading love. "This morning in our Phoenix newspaper magazine section there was the most beautiful article about a woman who harnessed her overwhelming grief at losing her baby son to a sudden respiratory failure, into making "Ben's Bells" - … Continue reading Ben’s Bells