MEMORIES AND THE BLESSING

Each day holds the promise of possibilities and choices that set the stage to live, really live in that moment.  When we waste the gift of a new day squandering it on living for self, being negative or unkind to …

SOMEHOW

Today I took Levi to the bank to deposit a check in his savings account.  Routine errand.  No big deal.  As we traveled in my car discussing the days events, not much thought went into the journey.  This was a …

THE FOG

Riding in the car with my nineteen year old son, Levi, I was not amused as he prompted me to look deeper into myself.  He reminded me not so gently that I have not been writing and to look into …

KEEPING AND TOSSING

I moved out of my parent’s house thirty-five years ago into my first apartment, full of dreams and very light on furnishings.  Void of most modern luxuries and content with garage sale finds, I was extremely happy in the quiet, …

ROOTED

The beautiful Bradford Pear tree gracing my front yard every Spring with a magnificent array of white flowers lie lifeless and broken across the lawn as I returned from errands yesterday.

This was my first real venture out following the …

SORE/SOAR

Homonyms are a funny thing.  Unless you are quite sure of the context of the word, the meaning and/or spelling could be in error.  Take the homonym sore and soar. This past weekend I can tell you that I am …

CARDINALS AND SPARROWS

One morning savoring my coffee on the back patio, enjoying the coolness of the hour, and respite from the impending hustle and bustle of activities, I heard a variety of songs coming from many birds announcing the breaking of the …

DIAPHRAGM SPASM

Back in elementary school  I vividly remember one beautiful Spring afternoon playing softball with my P.E. class in sixth grade.  I don’t remember the score, if I made any plays, or got on base.  Etched in my mind is the …

LOOK AGAIN

In the year of 1998 after my third son Levi was born, I now had the joy of diapering all three.  I use that word joy loosely.  Jared was two and a half years old and nearing the potty training …

STUCK IN THE BUT

Destinies are created by something powerful and yet accessible to everyone.  What comes forth from our mouths determines the trajectory of our lives, whether it is in alignment with our wishes or not.  Words must be thought out and purposeful.  …