A Light in the Fog

When I was a little girl growing up in LA, it was quite a sunny paradise… most of the time.There was far less traffic and pollution, heck, we even had vacant lots nearby where we caught lizards.But there were foggy nights. I loved to sit and watch the fog roll in. Very mysterious as it…

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Christmas in Hawaii?

Years ago my parents decided to take my younger siblings who were still living at home to Hawaii for Christmas. None of the older sibs, myself included, who had married and moved out of the family home were invited. As much as I would have loved a chance to travel, I was actually very happy…

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Finding Eddie’s Dimples

Several years ago, when I was at our son’s home in Stuttgart, Germany, I remember starting to think about my grandson, Eddie. He was 15 at the time and had started writing a science fiction book and was beginning to notice girls. As I thought about him that day, I came up with an idea…

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Silver Linings

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday, and I have a bad cold.   I wish I didn’t.   It’s disrupting my plans to gather with family, to cook and laugh and share time together.   But there it is. I have it now and can’t make it go away any faster by complaining or getting upset.  …

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The Frog in the Milk Bucket

One afternoon two brothers were playing at the pond on their father’s dairy farm, and they noticed a frog enjoying the day jumping around the edges. The brothers watched in fascination. After a few minutes they caught the frog, and they devised a plan to play a trick on their father.     After they…

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Psst, I’m late

I meant to tell you about this sooner, but, thankfully, it’s not too late to let you in on this life changing treat.It’s waiting for you in an amazing new book written by my friend and colleague, Janice McWilliams. The title is Restore My Soul: Reimagining Self Care for a Sustainable Life.Through her own lived…

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Mixed Up?

My Japanese Anenomes have been blooming for months. The lovely stalks are still covered with gorgeous cascades of white blossoms. Summer can’t be over quite yet.​But the Cotoneaster bushes are ripe with autumn red berries and the leaves of some of the trees have started to turn red, yellow, and orange. ​And now it’s snowing, even…

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