Good Intentions and “Missed Opportunity”


When I was younger, I loved the group Hall and Oates, LOVED them. I would sit on the floor in front of my pink (PINK!) boombox and play their tapes and sing along. One day, I discovered the continuous play feature on the big stereo and then I was free to move about the cabin. … Continue reading Good Intentions and “Missed Opportunity”

Pie in the Sky, and Why You Should Try


“If you run, you might lose. If you don’t run, you’re guaranteed to lose.” – Happy Birthday to Jesse Jackson (born on October 8, 1941)  Ahh Fall! I love this time of year! It has always spoken to me of hearth and home, gathering in, and, naturally, being thankful that we have been kept alive all … Continue reading Pie in the Sky, and Why You Should Try

Taking Off the Training Wheels


“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ~ Abraham Lincoln Today’s post was inspired by my cousin’s Facebook post of a picture of her daughter joyfully riding her bike for the first time without training wheels. First-time accomplishments are like that, exhilarating. I’m sure there have been many firsts … Continue reading Taking Off the Training Wheels

How to NOT Shine Your Light


“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness … Continue reading How to NOT Shine Your Light

A Candle in the Wind


Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the … Continue reading A Candle in the Wind

Death, Diapers, and Wilson Phillips


“He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend – provided, of course, that he really is dead.” Voltaire Yesterday morning, quite early, my head was filled with an old Wilson Phillips song. Not long afterwards, I realized that I was completely out of diapers for my 2 month old daughter. I looked at … Continue reading Death, Diapers, and Wilson Phillips

Love, Love, Love….


Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung. Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game It’s easy. There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made. No one you can save … Continue reading Love, Love, Love….

In the Palm of Your Hand


“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Charles R. Swindoll(American Writer and Clergyman, b.1934) If you only took the time to understand how much you can accomplish with a moment. A single choice, when added to and built upon another choice and another, effects such change in … Continue reading In the Palm of Your Hand

And Now for Something Completely Different…


Two of my daughters recently had a culture fair at their school. There were booths with information on many different countries around the world, crafts, activities, and the chance to write letters to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. It was an interesting evening. Then, we made our way to the school cafeteria where there was a … Continue reading And Now for Something Completely Different…