In search of joy..

The kindest thing we could do for kids graduating this spring is to tuck a copy of this old quote into their back packs before they head off into adulthood. This instagram obsessed generation is stuck like a needle in a gouged record replaying the same line over and over again.. “It’s all about me..me..me..me..”…

Someone, turn on the light!

Getting out of bed at night can be hazardous. There are large and small shadows everywhere. It’s my room, in my house, but when it’s dark, I might as well be on Mars; nothing seems familiar.. I am a foreigner in my own home. It struck me that this is how it feels when our…

Sacred Space

This morning I read an article about real estate in NYC. One of the featured couples, who had just purchased a condo in the city, described their master bedroom as a “sacred space.” That idea sounded strangely “familiar” to me. Not sure anyone ever told me as a kid that the master was a sacred…

“Signature you”

The mailman who delivers to the downtown, historic shopping district in our area tragically drowned recently. The merchants he used to see every day are all in mourning. “Calvin was part of the family” one of the shop owners said, he’d open the door and always have something funny to say like “HONEY, I’M HOME!”…

HUGE photo project nearing completion..YAY!!! 😅

Well…I am almost done with phase one of my photo organization project which began around the time we sank into Covid. I had bins and bins of loose photos, kids art, greeting cards, clippings and “stuff” collected over decades of raising our four kids. Step one was to try and organize piles. I dedicated the…

The Power of a Half Hour!

(Originally posted in 2018) Do you sometimes crawl into bed at night wondering where the day went? Are you gripped with the feeling that you “got nothing done” or that you had no “time to yourself?” What I have come to realize is that often we are simply not “time-aware.” Enter the “power 1/2 hour” Here’s…