Life is beautiful...and full of surprises Dear Friends, It became abundantly clear that my August blog regarding DNA discoveries needed a part two. Key parts of the story were missing (I didn’t want to inundate readers with too much dramatic detail all at once). I'm back to tie up loose ends and share another twist … Continue reading A DNA Story: Part Two with More Surprises!
Dear Friends, I learn so much from chance conversations. If it hadn't been for a recent casual remark by a fellow golfer, I would not have heard of the latest comet sensation - Neowise. For someone who loves astronomical events, I don't know how I missed this. My research told me the best night to … Continue reading CHASING NEOWISE
Dear Friends, I stepped off a plane on Friday May 29 anxious to see my family and new grandson who was born Sunday March 22. Jamey was growing fast and I couldn't wait to meet him before he started high school, ha ha. San Francisco International Airport was like a ghost town - I felt … Continue reading FAITH IS GREATER THAN FEAR
May 7, 2020 Dear Friends and Readers, A good friend sent me a text this morning asking if she had missed my April blog and wondered if I were taking a break. She wrote, "I know that writing a blog takes emotional effort and energy, but I'm a Swooning Grace fan and I'll be waiting … Continue reading Seeking Grace (and the Last Supermoon of 2020)
May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on (yoga prayer) Life in California Lockdown Dear Friends, My husband Dan is lovingly encouraging me to get my March blog out. So here I am, on the last day of March writing under … Continue reading Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Dear Friends, Going through a recent move got me thinking about what an ultimate cleanse might look like. In general, participating in cleanses or fasting is not my thing, unless forced into it by a colonoscopy appointment 🙀 and then I go into a mini meltdown because I can't stand the idea of not eating … Continue reading Introducing the 2020 Ultimate Cleanse!
"Just for today, I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me." (Alanon "Just for Today" Bookmark) Recently I came across a sign in a sporting goods store that said: "Just … Continue reading JUST FOR TODAY
June 21, 2019 Dear Friends, My sister Marilyn recently traveled to Scotland and sent me a photo of the "Praying Hands of Mary" (see photo above) which is located in the longest glen of Scotland, Glen Lyon. It is also known as "Fionn's Rock" and the legend is that Celtic hero Fionn MacCumhaill (Finn … Continue reading Split in Two (when no decision is a decision)
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)