I often take my 2-year-old grandson, Griffin, to the library on rainy days, and the other day, I overheard a woman remark that she really enjoyed seeing the toddlers playing there. I loved her observation, and was about to agree with her, but she quickly followed up by adding, “It is such a shame… Continue reading a simple tool
Last Thursday, I drove by a house that almost took my breath away. I parked my car and walked down the old tree-lined street, from the house to downtown Burlington, imagining what it would be like to call this home. I’ve been looking at houses around the area for several years, but none have… Continue reading loving the mystery
Yesterday afternoon I sat down at my computer and wrote a little story, imagining myself back in high school but instead of recalling myself as I always had been: poor student, drinking too much, smoking cigarettes, feeling inadequate and trying so hard to fit in, I saw myself as a girl who had just "woken… Continue reading Joining with the spirit of life
Watching the Steve Jobs documentary, One Last Thing, something that I found very interesting were the comments made by the people he had intimately known. One man, whom he'd been friends with for years, basically said that Steve was an incredible friend: loving, caring, and generous with his time. Another said that Steve Jobs eventually… Continue reading Be a good friend…to yourself…and change your world
Many years ago, a woman whom I'd had a fairly on and off again friendship with, sent me a letter outlining, in no uncertain terms, things about me that she disliked. My first reaction wasn't, "Oh thank you so much for helping me to see myself more clearly", but I didn't shut down either, and… Continue reading As within, so without
One thing that I've noticed, in both myself and in others, is the tendency to build a case against the present "difficulty" in hopes of leaving it behind. Every romantic relationship that I ended, I first thought I needed to build a case against him: he was unavailable emotionally or too needy, too boring and… Continue reading Building a case….for a perfect life
The other day, I decided to switch back to my old style of running shoe. The minimalist shoes were just too cold for winter running. It's been almost 2 years since I made the change, and I couldn't even remember what brand of shoe I wore (but I used to save my last pair so… Continue reading Easy…does it!