A DNA Story: Part Two with More Surprises!

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!

Even the Desert Blooms

I recently left the California Coachella Valley just when it was awash in beauty, blossoms, and color.  This phenomenon ~ when the desert is richly carpeted in thousands of wildflowers ~ is called a "Super Bloom". It happens when a late fall monsoon occurs followed by cold temperatures that lock in moisture. These conditions prepare … Continue reading Even the Desert Blooms

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)