butterfly, purple flower

When It’s Time to Say Good-bye

Our pets play and sleep with us. They comfort and love us, often for many years. We are often closer to them than to many of our human friends and family because they are always there, showing their love. (For example, see Tribble’s Job.) It doesn’t matter what […]

writing, books

The Wayward Path

I’ve been working on a young adult (YA) fantasy novel for off and on for some time, now. I was accepted into the Adventures in YA Publishing website’s First Five Pages workshop. The workshop publishes the first 1250 words of my novel on the Internet for comment and […]

muskoxen

Not my Monkeys, Not my Circus

I had a heart-felt talk the other day with I’ll call Sue. It was a good conversation on several levels until she began to talk about a mutual acquaintance who I’ll call Betty. Sue thought Betty was singling her out and picking on her. There was some justification […]

red calf

Is THAT my Teacher?

There is a saying that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. When I was ready to move into a new phase in my life, but I wasn’t sure which direction to go, I wondered where my teacher was. Not long after, I answered an ad for […]

sugar glider

Animal Communication: Our Sacred Connection

My favorite childhood books involved talking animals. That is, they had conversations with each other, not with people, but they had rich social lives and lived in harmony with their surroundings. The Mother Westwind Series by Thornton W. Burgess was a favorite, as was Winnie the Pooh, which […]

Fuchsia water lily

Building Community

Yesterday was my 3-year Blogaversary. I stopped to reflect and remembered in the beginning when I didn’t want to write a blog. I didn’t know what I would say, but it was suggested to me so many times that I decided to give it a try. I’m finally […]

dog, worried, anxious

That Pesky To-Do List

I don’t spend much time loafing. I work hard 9-5, I work hard in my personal business, and I’m always trying to learn new things. In the end, I’m usually working, cooking, meditating, reading something instructive, or doing something constructive. Normally, this isn’t a problem, but a few […]

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