I have returned to reading the classics during this quarantine. E.M. Forster in Howard’s End has some amazing lines that are timeless and fit within COVID19's economic crisis and worries regarding money. It is a story of wealth, independence, capitalism, charity and the poor during 1910 in England. It displays the economic structure of society, especially the… Continue reading We are all in the Mist [Howard’s End- the levels of wealth and compassion]
I have to be honest. I love December- the reason we celebrate it, the decorations! I love the lights everywhere! And I do not want to clean it all up and then welcome the new year. I want December to stay one more month! But here it is- 2019 is almost upon us. And 2019 just… Continue reading 2019-an Odd Year with Odd Surprises?
As a child, I had a very distinct abhorrence for Dr. Suess. Who at the age of five has such a strong opinion of someone so famous, so loved? But I did. I thought he was silly and so nonsensical. I did not like him, I did not! I did not like the cartoons my… Continue reading Christopher Robin and Pooh, Piglet and the 100 Acre Wood
I am staring a digital blank screen on my WordPress. I am not sure what I want to write about yet; I have some ideas. WordPress has become wildly popular, mainstream almost. I think of it as a platform that writers now have but fifteen years ago the closest thing you could get to publishing… Continue reading Writing as a writer-why we do it
When I grab onto something, an idea or a person I feel is suited for me, it's hard to know when to let go, even if there is a big NO in my face. Tenacity, perseverance, faith? Or is it stubbornness, blindness, and idealism? The more the idea (or shall I say ideal) is in… Continue reading When NO is in your face.
I had no idea that when I stepped out on my walking trail this morning, I would have such a visceral experience. It is Sunday morning and being in the Texas heat is something you prepare for. Armed with my phone and a water bottle, I start out on my four mile walk. What I… Continue reading Carry the Load
Washing dishes is something I love to do.
For those of you who went to Sunday school as a kid, do you remember the song? This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine. Did you know that the Bible says we can all be shining like stars? I read this last week! Philippians 2:14 gives the instructions of how to… Continue reading Shining like Stars
He makes me laugh! His wit and humor strikes something deep within me, jiggles my insides, and gives me insight into his intelligence- how he sees the world. I'm in as much anticipation of how he will delight my funny bone as I am how he will tickle my sexual fancy. Humor is more than… Continue reading The Virtue of Humor
No, you cannot find real Christmas joy in a gingerbread latte or a peppermint mocha. But just as many items and icons represent this important holiday, I do believe a Christmas latte shares the space. When I think of the biggest purveyor of holiday latte's, I naturally think of the nation's largest coffee house- Starbucks.… Continue reading Finding Christmas Joy in a Gingerbread Latte