SUMMER’S CALLING…

OK, I’ll admit it. This year Spring Fever hit me hard. The picture above is just an example of what was right outside my window, beckoning me. I’m recovering, and now that my raging case of spring fever is subsiding, I’m looking at my world differently. This period of bowing to my whims and whatnots…

HUGGED A TREE LATELY?

“We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors – We Borrow It from Our Children.” ~ Unknown As I look out my window on a world that is green and sunny I realize – once again – the importance of not taking our planet for granted. As I write this I can hear the…

YOU CAN’T FINISH WHAT YOU DON’T START

Many of us have things in our lives right now that we are dragging our heels on – for whatever reason. You know, those should’s, need to’s, chores, tolerations and more that are cluttering the to-do list. Often they are things that are molehills we build into mountains. Things that, if we just did them,…

ABUNDANCE AND LOW HANGING FRUIT

Never underestimate the difference you can make to help people, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, sitting at the desk in my office every day and looking out at my front yard, I saw my orange tree, majestic at around 20 feet tall, filled with beautiful, ripe oranges. There were many more oranges than I…

GOING FOR THE GOLD

Every couple of years, the Olympics bursts onto the world stage. Athletes, spectators, crew, judges, the media, and everyone else comes together to witness the competition – the “Going for the Gold.” Truth is, only one person or one team in any event can win that gold medal. Anything else – even the silver…

THE PARROT AND THE CROWS

Are you a parrot hiding in a flock of crows? Every winter what seems like millions of crows take up residence in my city. During the day they spread out in various fields and neighborhoods. But in the evening? At dusk, they flock together and fly en masse to their roosts (treetops they have chosen) in…

BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE

Happy New Year! We’re a couple of weeks in – how’s it going so far? Did you burst out of the gate, filled with possibilities and enthusiasm – ready to begin? Or was is a different experience for you altogether? Mind you, there is no “right” way to begin the year, and every year is…

WHY WASTE WORRY?

After a sleepless night tossing and turning, I realized that all the worry in the world wouldn’t change what I was feeling anxious about. At 3 AM everything can be something to worry about, right? In fact, all the tossing and turning didn’t make the potential “what ifs” I was fretting about magically solve themselves. Worries have…

LIFE IS PRECIOUS

Life is precious. And, as recent events have sadly demonstrated with the senseless violence and destruction from both nature and man, that life comes with no guarantees. If you were directly affected in one way or another, my heart hurts for you. Many of us may feel a deep. pervasive sadness, and may not be…

A LITTLE SPECKLE AND A LITTLE POP

 My yarn is wound, my needles are ready and I am impatiently – and excitedly –  waiting for tomorrow to begin the spectacular 2017 MKAL journey that Stephen West – of Westknits fame – will take us on. This is my fifth year participating, and I am always amazed, surprised and inspired by his creativity, and at…