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The truth about trees....

Sunday, November 27, 2011      27 comments

THE TREES Do you think of them as decoration? Think again. Here are maples, flashing. And here are the oaks, holding on all winter to their dry leaves... Read more

End of Year Challenge

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      27 comments

Morning view from the window at my computer It stormed heavily last night, with an amazing light show thrown in to add to the drama of pounding rain and strong wind. Thi... Read more


Tuesday, November 01, 2011      22 comments

Embrace the core sadness of life without toppling headlong into it, or assuming it will define your days. The real trick is to let life, with all its ordinary missteps and regrets, be consistently more mysterious and alluring than its end. --... Read more


Friday, October 28, 2011      14 comments

The inner landscape of my heart and mind has been bleak of late and I don't have the inclination to share the current struggles. But share beauty in words and images...ALWAYS! So here is an excerpt from the work of the late Taha Muhammad... Read more

What I Have Learned So Far

Monday, October 24, 2011      16 comments

I try to ponder this daily and live my life based upon the wisdom --
html What I Have Lear... Read more


Thursday, October 20, 2011      22 comments

Do I *really* understand this important aspect of life? October There's this shape, black as the entrance to a cave. A longing wells up in its throat like a b... Read more

September Meditation

Friday, September 30, 2011      16 comments

Jumping on just long enough to share this splendid end-of-September offering from dear Joe at September Meditation I do not know if the seasons remem... Read more

Love's expressions....

Saturday, September 24, 2011      15 comments

I often feel deficient in my ability to articulate love -- in words and actions. Here is a beautiful story of love-in-action. May I learn by example -- emo... <a href=Read more

Fall Classic Cycling steps

Monday, September 19, 2011      27 comments

Last Saturday I participated in my first ever bicycling event, sponsored by our local bike organization, Conway Advocates for Bicycles (CAB). It was a picture-perfect day, and I decided to limit myself to the intermediate ride as I reached the... Read more

Having Come This Far...

Friday, September 16, 2011      21 comments

I loves me some James Broughton. He knows where I live and doesn't bother to knock -- just goes on in -- enlivening my spirit, making me smile...or tear up...or laugh out loud, as he speaks to me on so many levels. And if that isn't good for ... Read more

I don't say he's right. Neither do I say he's wrong.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      15 comments

The exquisite wisdom of one of my teachers, Mary Oliver, takes my breath away: The Kingfisher The kingfisher rises out of the black wave like a blue flower, in ... Read more

Say Something Nice!

Friday, September 09, 2011      21 comments

I REALLY needed this today -- nothing profound or earth-shaking, just...NICE! A few folks at Improv Everywhere constructed a custom wooden lectern with a megaphone hol... Read more

The Hidden Power of Smiling

Sunday, September 04, 2011      22 comments

I'm in the white tee with my smiling yoga sistahs! I am a smiler, always have been, prolly always will be. It's part-and-parcel of the fabric of who I am. I will never ... Read more

Follow your bliss

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      23 comments

I was just talking to a good friend this morning who is frustrated and sad and feeling alienated from self and family. Afterwards I began reflecting on how we can find that place of quietness within in spite of what's whirling outside of us. A... Read more

Am I beautiful yet?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      25 comments

Sister love -- Maha, Noreen, Trace (with dear Pickles) emoticonRead more

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