Monthly Archives: December 2009
Those Who Rest in Peace, Rest Peacefully.

One of my favorite TV shows is JAG, which stand for Judge Advocate General Corps, the Navy’s legal branch. I have nine of the ten seasons, and that’s only because Season Ten doesn’t come out until next May. While I was wrapping presents I decided to watch all the Christmas episodes. My favorite one is […]

Merry Christmas

Wishing great joy and peace.

I Love. Therefore I am.

I love, therefore I am. Not I think, therefore I am. Or maybe both are true. But what good is thinking if we don’t love ourselves or each other? And what good is loving if you don’t have thoughts to put that love into action. This time of year, we think a lot about love […]

Surrounded by Darkness.

  As some of you know the past few months have been some of the worst of my life. At times I have been overwhelmed by darkness and fear. Fear which has done its best to control me, lock me away from life and beat my body down. As the day have grown shorter, I […]

Making a List and Checking It Twice.

I don’t know about you, but a list helps me get things done and stay on task. But your list can say many things about you. Do you scrawl your list on paper napkins or tuck it into your purse or a drawer? That could mean you are spontaneous and creative. Do you write your […]

Following the Sunset Home.

The poetry of the earth is never dead. -John Keats After Malaika and I left Dubuque, we traveled to Dyersville, where you can visit the Field of Dreams movie site. Why, you ask? Because I needed to go there because it’s a place of hope for me. I had been there one August when the […]

The Beauty of the Butterfly.

  We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou What wisdom in such marvelous words! The butterfly is such a wonderful creature, gently flapping its wings and floating through the air. But the butterfly did not achieve its beauty easily. […]

Walking Through the Corn Maze.

 A lesson in life. Before Halloween, I took my Girl Scouts to a corn maze. It was one of those warm, windy days the end of October. We arrived before it got too busy, got our maps and turned the girls loose. I went into the maze with another adult and we walked around, checking […]

“Changin Up Is Hard to Do”

 Health Care Reform Oh no!! I’ve said those three dirty words and now I’m in trouble. I have been fascinated by people’s reaction to the issue of health care reform. So many people are so afraid of the issue. And the rest of the world just shakes their heads at us. Did you know that […]

Saying Yes.

I told you I would say more about why it’s been so long since I have written. Well, overcommitted and overwhelmed says everything. I have discovered the hard way that you can say yes to too many things that you are passionate about.I have been learning to play piano, something I have always wanted to […]