Pet Peeves: A Path to Self Awareness

Did anyone know there is a national "Pet Peeve" week?  I didn't until I got a note on October 8th from my Northern California ukulele teacher announcing that fact, and asking the group to pick songs for our weekly strumming session that contained items or events that annoy us. I didn't even know that National … Continue reading Pet Peeves: A Path to Self Awareness

The Inside Passage, Alaska: Lessons Learned

"Who looks outside dreams, who looks within, awakes." - Carl Jung Dear Friends, What's on my mind today?  Well, I'm wondering if anyone is tired of learning life lessons?  I know I get a little weary when I go through a rough patch and lesson after lesson hurl themselves in front of me.  My sister … Continue reading The Inside Passage, Alaska: Lessons Learned

Intelligent Disobedience (How to be a happy contrarian)

For many years I drove a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway every evening on my way home, and would regularly come upon scenes matching the opening photo. I felt very blessed, of course, and in my imagination, dark clouds partially obscuring the glory of the sun were a metaphor. It symbolized, for me, that … Continue reading Intelligent Disobedience (How to be a happy contrarian)

Rays of Light, Rays of Hope (making crises work for us)

Dear Friends, My family members and I are always looking for rays of light in the photos we take. Sometimes the light rays are streaking and peaking through branches of trees; at other times they are luminous emanations splayed from clouds. We like to imagine that the light beams are visitations from our loved ones, … Continue reading Rays of Light, Rays of Hope (making crises work for us)

Gremlins, Goblins & Vultures (the saga of the lost golf swing and what matters most)

Dear Friends, I wish my title had more of a positive tone to it, but since I like to make lemonade out of lemons, it gives me a chance to talk about “sour” moments and how I find redemption.  I hesitate to even mention this subject (the lost golf swing) because it seems so trite … Continue reading Gremlins, Goblins & Vultures (the saga of the lost golf swing and what matters most)