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 have a fascinating story to share, but I'm going to let my guest writer do the talking here! I am honored that "Matt", a close relative, agreed to tell his story. The names are changed to protect privacy, and identities are blotted out in accompanying photos. When I became estranged from a … Continue reading You Never Know What Life Will Bring: A DNA story
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
"Sometimes the changes that we don't want are the changes we need to grow." - Anonymous Dear Friends, It was late December and obstinate winter had settled in. Darkness wrapped itself tightly around my being causing me to want to curl up into a cocoon, and not wake up until spring. 😆 That is... until … Continue reading Life is Change; Change is Life
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!
Dear Friends, I'm going to take you back in time because I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about why and how we land at the places we do. When my husband and I were first married in 1980, we lived in a tiny, one bedroom apartment in San Francisco's Sunset district where our only windows opened … Continue reading The Grass is Greener Where You Water It
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
"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
"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