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March 10, 2020

The magic in this Rumi poem lives in its simplicity. Everyday words are elevated as they connect to each other. Together they invite us to seek our unique interpretation. 

Moving into Spring, what do they say to you?

Be a full bucket pulled up
the dark way
of a well...

January 18, 2020

In the spirit of beginning anew, each of my past five years have begun with setting a one-word intention rather than a resolution. An intentional approach does not have to begin at the strike of the New Year. It's flexible and allows time for thought and creativity. Ra...

October 19, 2019

Daisy inhabited a well-respected, prominent place in our family hierarchy of five dogs and five people.  With a loud bark and at times, a body block, our resident matriarch managed a sense of familial harmony with 80 pounds of firm and gentle wisdom. Both humans and do...

October 19, 2019

You Can't Have It All

But you can have the fig tree and its fat leaves like clown hands
gloved with green. You can have the touch of a single eleven-year-old finger
on your cheek, waking you at one a.m. to say the hamster is back.


You can have the purr of the cat and th...

August 10, 2019

An uncommon force pulled me to Sarah Manguso's meditative memoir, Ongoingness, The End of a Diary. In my search for engaging memoirs I found it quoted or suggested multiple times. Since I have kept a journal for years and even when not writing, I'm often thinking...

July 30, 2019

This Summer I visited the home I go to in my dreams; where I learned to ride a bike, roller skate, make dandelion necklaces and live with my heart as my skin

July 20, 2019

Nobody told this Black-striped Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly it couldn't fly with part of its wings gone! To my delight, this lovely butterfly spent most of the day fluttering around the garden. 

Watching it float, I was reminded of Leonard Cohen's anthem...

July 15, 2019

"Wherever there is knowledge, wherever there is virtue, wherever there is beauty, he will find a home.”

~ Words spoken at Thoreau's funeral by his friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Henry David Thoreau left behind a valuable gift to the world. In October 1837 he sta...

June 4, 2019

The Guest House

~ Rumi

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

emp...

April 19, 2019

When I'm in need of inspiration I often head to the library.

If I need a special dose of joy, I browse through the children's section.

During a recent trip to my local library, I found Sidewalk Flowers authored by Jon Arno Lawson and illustrated by Sydney Smith; a word...

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