Category Archives: Personal

Feelin’ Fine

“These are the times that try a man’s soul,” said Thomas Paine back in 1776 when the morale of soldiers was ebbing even lower due to the deprivation brought about by the Revolutionary War.  The past fourteen months have given me some insight … Continue reading

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In the Mood

Maybe you’ve wondered where I’ve been.  For the last month, I visited the land of the doldrums which is first defined as a spell of listlessness or despondency.  Although the first definition is undeniably correct, the third definition is probably more appropriate … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters

While waiting on my freshly mopped floor to dry, I’m sitting here watching television coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  It brings back lots of memories of the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco Bay Area in 1989 where … Continue reading

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Elephant In The Room

There is an old joke about people talking at a party never once mentioning the elephant in the room.  For the past couple of weeks, there has been an elephant in my thoughts.  I have shoved it away time and … Continue reading

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Only One Story

Today, there is only one story that should be told.  Read it here if nowhere else: Luke 2: 1 – 21 It came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world … Continue reading

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Planting the Seeds

The first step is now finished.  As a part of my new beginnings, I resolved to grow as much of my own food and herbs as is feasible.  I bought a seed starter kit and some seeds to start my … Continue reading

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Just a Few Thoughts to Share

Moving is a hard thing to accomplish and being essentially alone during the process is a daunting proposition and, no, this won’t be another whiny or venting session.  Having taken some time to reflect and catch up with myself after … Continue reading

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This Old Clock

I love collecting old things, but found over this year that some old things are more important to me than others.  My old clock just chimed out the hour and I had to smile.  It has hung in every house … Continue reading

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Memories on my Mind

Since this would have been my husband’s 60th birthday,  I think it appropriate to talk about the man to whom I dedicated my life.  When we met in New York City, he was a headstrong, rail thin, hard smoking male on the cusp … Continue reading

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Taking A Breathe

Oh, yes, it’s time to relax now and enjoy the miracle of having survived this move.  There were no big problems nor was there anything that I can point out and say, “That could have been done better.”  The fact … Continue reading

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