Sometimes, a walk in the woods is just what you need to clear the winter’s cobwebs… “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”-John Lubbock I half expected the Lorax to pop out… Continue reading I Went to the Woods
Y. The 25th letter of the alphabet. AND the reason for science, essentially. I never really thought about it that way or that simply. Science boggles me. I’ve said this before. And yes, I will admit that, at the ripe old age of 43, I can not recite the correct order of the planets and… Continue reading Y. Because.
The past few weeks have been a study in time. It began by visiting a convalescent home where an elder family member is recovering from a fractured pelvis (dang icy sidewalks!). In this rehab unit, the folks are primarily senior citizens, but as we all know, that group varies wildly. Some are spry and merely… Continue reading Old, New and Now
Our boots may still be near the door. Puffy coats may still be at the ready. But look at that calendar over there-it says the magic words….First Day of Spring! Time to put on the ear muffs, as the sound of rejoicing is sure to deafen us. Those pesky weathermen even had the cajones to utter… Continue reading It. Is. Here. (wild applause!)
Life is really just one big lesson. We graduate from high school and then college and maybe beyond and think that whooppeee! that is it for learning. Or, at least, that’s what our juvenile selves think (I hear grumbles from my daughters on a nightly basis about homework). In reality, those lessons are just the… Continue reading Lessons, Always Lessons
The other night, I watched as the ever-kooky, tuxedoed Diane Keaton (with unbelievably awesome silver-foxy hair) accepted an award for Woody Allen at the Golden Globes awards show. To be honest, I’m not and have never really been a Woody Allen fan. I just don’t get him, but I watched her speech because I am… Continue reading Thin Mints Aside, It Takes Work
I cannot believe that I have made it to my 400th post. One-hundred…four times over. That’s nuts, at least for me. Considering that, up until a few years ago, I had used pens, colored pencils and paintbrushes as my mode of creative communication, this staggers me. But, I have always loved words and loved creativity… Continue reading 400 Surprises