Skip to content

Category: Uncategorized

Disbelief

Dearest Simon, It has been too long since I’ve written – but if you knew how often I think about you and Jilly, you would feel overwhelmed with warmth, friendship and arguably quiet smiles.  You are so loved. Your pictures have filled me with delight (and is there any way I can make copies of some of them – seriously – I want them in my new house) and comfort and hope.  Even when hope sometimes seems too ephemeral to hold. This is going to be a bit political, perhaps… Read more Disbelief

Before The Sun Rises

Hi Deb, You have helped me through these last few weeks more than you know.  And my gratitude is inestimable.  Thank you for understanding that new chapters are exciting and daunting, bold and frightening, hopeful and rife with doubt.  That I swing between these extremes from one minute to the next, like the proverbial cradle in a treetop.  A precarious position from which to observe one’s days, let me tell you.  Have I snuggled in yet?  Hardly.  Right now I feel like I’m invisible in my own life.  My son… Read more Before The Sun Rises

Lost In Thought

Hi, How have you been?  I have been remiss in writing to you timely; the thoughts in my head refused to make themselves apparent when I sat down at my laptop.  True, I could have sent you some jumbled, free-form excuse for a post, but you would have seen right through it. “Wandering and confused, lost to myself, ill-assorted, contradictory, pausing, bending and stopping” — Nicholas Sparks Yeah, I’m good…thanks.. So – we have moved.  Not just around the corner – go big or go home – we moved to… Read more Lost In Thought

Connecting The Dots

Hi Simon, I’m trying to find the better part of me, and when I engage in such challenging activity, I am always tempted to talk to you.  You see me as better than I am.  The truth of the matter is, you see everyone and every situation bathed in a light that softens the edges, mutes the glare, blesses the spirit. (If you don’t believe me, check out his blog windinmywheels.com – there’s just something about my friend Simon). People spent their snowbound days differently.  Just as the snow began,… Read more Connecting The Dots

When One Door Closes…

Hi, Just checking in…this New Year is beginning – as most do – with ridiculously large amounts of hope and an almost equally impressive amount of anxiety.  It’s all about balance… They say that when one door closes, another opens.  Whoever ‘they’ are, may I call ‘b.s’.  When a door closes, it’s shut.  There may not be another door, hell there may only be a window that’s been painted shut for years.  That kind of closed that is going to take some muscle, intent and a few tools.  And then… Read more When One Door Closes…

This is Now. Wow.

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
https://vimeo.com/125581764 Alan Watts: My goodness, don’t you remember? My goodness, don’t you remember? When you went first to school, You went to kindergarten. And in kindergarten, the idea was to push along so that you could get into first grade. And then push along so that you could get into second grade, third grade and so on, Going up and up. And then you went to high school and this was a great transition in life. And now the pressure is being put on,…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog…So this was the year that was – in numbers and comparisons.  Perhaps more critically,  whether view by one or a thousand – I’m grateful that we were here together.  Happy New Year all.. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to… Read more 2014 in review