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Dozen-dozen-dozen day
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      8 comments

A dear friend is a poet and performance poet who lives in North Carolina. He sent this email out to celebrate 12 -12 -12. I know he won't mind my sharing it with you. Dozen-Dozen-Dozen Day It’s Dozen-Dozen-Dozen day. The coolest ... Read more
Fear vs. Hope
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      7 comments

False Expectations/Evidence Appearing Real or Holding Open Possibilities Endlessly You have a choice. ... Read more
My body won't let me....
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      11 comments

After voting this morning, I went to a local home and phoned to encourage others to get out to vote. I was asked if I wanted a cup of coffee.... seemed safe enough. Until I went to get a second list to work from. There was the table of good... Read more
It's Official.
Monday, November 05, 2012      8 comments

I am done with anti-depressants. Saw my meds doc today. He indicated all of the minor side effects I was having from weaning off my anti-depressant (took one every other day for two weeks, took last one 10 days ago) are usual and should all dis... Read more
The newest member of the family
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      16 comments

This is my daughter with our brand new grandniece. Although the baby's father is our DD's cousin, they are more like brother and sister.... Read more
Good Eats in the Middle East
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      13 comments

While on our recent vacation, we spent five days in the home of friends in Turkey. They live in a small town on the Anatolian Plateau. Our hostess fixed wonderful meals for us with fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden. Look and enjoy.... Read more
Hello September, Good bye U.S.
Sunday, September 02, 2012      8 comments

I will hopefully be able to get online as much as possible this month. However, tomorrow at 6 AM we leave for a three week trip to see friends and family overseas. We will spend tomorrow in D.C. getting from National Airport to Dulles. We hav... Read more
People are Good
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      4 comments

We went to a wonderful grocery store sandwich spot with my DS for lunch... the lunches got started years ago when the guys working in the butcher shop started making sandwiches for themselves at lunch time. Anyway, the place in a neighborhood i... Read more
I'm excited and nervous
Monday, August 27, 2012      9 comments

I have been taking anti-depressants of one sort or another for about 10 years. Lately with lots of issues resolved through therapy, a regular yoga practice and beginning a regular meditation practice, I am tired of the side effects and feeling ... Read more
A Wonderful Day in St. Louis with my sister (in pics)
Sunday, August 19, 2012      7 comments

Busch Stadium Sister and I at the game Next pictures are the Chinese Lantern Display at the Misso... Read more
In Response to ImageLover's great blog about dogs and heaven
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      9 comments

My DD sent me this some time ago and I keep it on the desktop of my computer to read whenever I need to. A Dog's Purpose (from a 6 year-old) Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten- year- old Irish wolfhound named Belker.... Read more
Pema Chodron's Influence
Sunday, August 12, 2012      6 comments

I am an avid reader and have been since I was seven and polio tied me flat on my back in bed for six weeks. So my first introduction to Pema came through reading about her on-line after I saw her name mentioned several times on a yoga lovers in... Read more
Friday, August 10, 2012      8 comments

Today is the anniversary of my reaching my goal weight 6 years ago. At this time I weigh about 1.5 lbs more than goal and about 9 lbs more the the lowest I ever got.... which DH said was too low. I love the way my clothes fit, my body feels an... Read more
My new challenging attitude
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      4 comments

This is the mantra I am using to deal with life these days: May all sentient being find happiness and the root of happiness; may we all be free of suffering and the root of suffering. The challenge is that word -all - that means the guy wh... Read more
Our inner strength
Friday, August 03, 2012      6 comments

Five days a week, I get a message in my inbox from "My Inner Pilot Light." These messages are always thoughtful and challenging. When I read this one today, I just had to post it here as I think it is something we all need to remember. We are... Read more

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