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October 14, 2019

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.
Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full tradit...

August 11, 2019

A poem by Derek Walcott about self love.

August 9, 2019

Poem of hope by Nancy Wood, "Hold On To What Is Good".

February 9, 2019

While in Boston this Summer; my Mom, Son, his girlfriend, and I boarded a tour bus that took us through all the neighborhoods. Besides the requisite shot of my family in front of Cheers,

one of my favorite images from the trip is of a sign hung with an op...

January 16, 2019

When Technology meets Art, multiple doors are created. Art becomes accessible so all can enjoy and benefit, regardless of physical or economic status. Especially intriguing are the virtual tour options. 

Can't make a trip to the Smithsonian in DC?

No probl...

February 6, 2018

Here's a meditation of gratitude from Aging as a Spiritual Practice to offer as a peaceful way to begin or end your day.

We say thank you all the time to others. This is about saying thank you to the small and great joys that surround you.

1. Light a candle if you'd like...

January 8, 2018

Because we spill not only milk
Knocking it over with an elbow
When we reach to wipe a small face
But also spill seed on soil we thought was fertile but isn’t,
And also spill whole lives, and only later see in fading light
How much is gone and we hadn’t intended it

Becau...

January 3, 2018

“In Beauty May I Walk”

In beauty may I walk;

All day long may I walk;

Through the returning seasons may I walk.

Beautifully will I possess again

Beautifully birds

Beautifully butterflies…

On the trail marked with pollen may I walk;

With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk;

Wi...

January 1, 2018

I'm still amazed by the internet as a powerful tool for positive connection. When I decided on the name Namaste Connections for my blog, I searched and found a painting of the same name by an artist named Phillip Noyed. I contacted this talented artist by email through...

December 2, 2017

Look to this Day!

For it is life, the very life of life.

In its brief course lies all the verities and realities of your existence:

The bliss of growth,

The glory of action,

The splendor of beauty;

For yesterday is but a dream,

And tomorrow is only a vision;

But today, well li...

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