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New Life!

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.~Anais Nin My niece had a new baby yesterday! As I shared before, we’re a close-knit clan, so this is big doings… Baby Lili is finally […]

Finding Out Who You Are.

I’m as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes. My style comes from looking at what came before me, and from visiting a lot of places.~Afrika Bambaataa See You In A While This weekend we dropped my daughter off at the airport in Orlando. She’s flying […]

A Cartload Of Monkeys.

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.~Andre Maurois Sometimes It’s Good to Get Out Of Your Head I have a large family where generation lines are are kind of fuzzy. My parents had five children, of which I’m the youngest. My oldest sister had her children fairly young, so my […]

Flying Away And Back Again.

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.~Leonardo da Vinci Flying Away We spent this weekend in Orlando, Florida. My daughter, who is now living with me, went to visit her mother who now […]

Gratitude And Exploring.

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.~e. e. cummings It’s been a perfect weekend here in Florida. Spring is here, if not by the calendar than by […]

Snow In Paradise.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin The last time I saw snow in Florida was in 1987… I didn’t live in the Sunshine State yet- we were visiting from the snowbound […]

Hosting Christmas Eve

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~George Bernard Shaw We’re hosting Christmas Eve at our house this year… Most of our family lives within an hour of us, and about 15-20 of them will be arriving this afternoon. We’re doing some last minute tidying up, preparing the food and generally running around in […]

We Won!

Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick Just a quick update after an exhausting day… We prevailed in our day in court! The judge ruled that my daughter cannot leave the state as it would be detrimental to our relationship… I’m not sure if her mother […]

Doug Helps Me Too.

But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current. ~Carre Otis I couldn’t sleep very well last night… My mind kept working on the problems I’m facing, in spite of my efforts […]

Creating When Life Tries To Stop You.

No baby, if you’re going to create you’re going to create whether you work 16 hours a day in a coal mine or you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children while you’re on welfare, you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown away, you’re going to […]