“Open Concept”

Interviewing different design “experts” for our kitchen remodel last year, I was struck how each one wanted to tear down the relatively small wall separating our living room and dining area from the kitchen. When I explained that I preferred having a visual and auditory buffer between those rooms, the answer was always the same..”But…

It’s too easy to be angry all of the time..

(Originally posted Jan 23, 2020) Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But being angry all of the time is about as easy as it’s ever been. And so much of our anger is directed towards other PEOPLE isn’t it? Which begs the question: How much better, more enlightened, more intelligent, more loving, more giving, more caring, less…

Thank-you!

I just want to take a moment to thank all of the good people who make my world and yours a more peaceful and hopeful place. From the healthcare worker who takes an extra minute to calm anxious nerves to the girl on Instagram who posts motivational quotes to brighten up strangers’ days. You are…

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone..”

With so much going on in the news this hardly received much attention, but my husband sure did notice. Admiral William Moran, who was about to be ceremonially installed as Chief of Naval Operations, suddenly and abruptly retired.  (He was forced out) According to sources, his lack of fitness for the position was evidenced by…

There’s promise in Compromise…(can you see it?)

Compromise is the kiss of death in politics; it has been for years.  That’s actually a crying shame because an unwillingness to compromise leads to extremism,  paralysis and gridlock.  Sadly, default dissent has been romanticized, rewarded and reframed as heroic resistance stoked by media empires hungry for endless, ideological warfare. There is after all, profit…

Peace is a preference

Every once in a while I dip my toe back in..just to confirm I made the right decision.. And the answer is always “yes!” You see, I stopped watching television news and news-style programs months ago.. for obvious reasons. I now gather my information from various written sources instead and read to stay informed. It…