Tag: family

Orange flower, bee

Shifting Truth

Are you looking for the truth? Is there only one truth in a given situation? I once thought that truth was pure and immutable. The older I get, the less I see truth as stagnant. It’s different for each person. The old saying is that when I was […]

redwood tree, mossy tree, branches, Redwood National Forest

Enabling our Dreams

What are your dreams and aspirations? What do you long for in your life? What do you do to make it happen? I have a few visions which I’m daring to dream, with clear actions that I’m taking to make them happen. What still surprises me after all […]

Big Horn Wyoming

Group Think

We’re all familiar with the introvert/extrovert divide. There are lots of ways to generalize about people, some constructive and some not, but that is one I think of frequently. It helps me understand why some people may have a different preference. I often think of people using the […]

Columns, cheesman park, Denver

Love as a Verb

I recently read a post by Thoughts on Theatre (Fear of Love) about people having to work at love. She talks about how it takes practice, study, perhaps some element of fearlessness and skill. You have to be willing, unafraid of it. I won’t argue, but I don’t […]

Colorado mountains, snowy mountains

Struggling with the Holidays

I’m not a big fan of Christmas. It has sometimes been lonely, always a financial burden, and occasionally emotionally hurtful. The best Christmas of my life was in 1997, as I anticipated the birth of my third daughter. It is now the yardstick by which all other Christmases […]

Auffenpinscher/Schnauzer mix, black dog,

Better than Katrina

When hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding occurred in New Orleans in 2005, we heard tragic stories of people and their pets. People were shown trying to smuggle their pets into the evacuation buses, where they were refused admittance. Some left their animals behind, while others refused to […]

cactus flower

Shutting the door, Leaving it unlocked

In elementary school, I was proud of my childish artwork, but no one noticed it. Nothing got saved, or framed; I had no talent. Even now, as an adult, I feel frustrated at the beautiful compositions that I can imagine which my hands can’t execute. My handwriting is […]