• Adoption
  • Monday, January 16, 2017

    “There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ~ Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon After an unsettled weekend, equilibrium has been restored. We begin again. My desk is a mess with papers and books and binders so tidying up will be the first task I tackle this morning. I once resolved […]

  • Family
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    “Look not out, but within . . . Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.” ~ William Penn Some things . . . A […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Sunday, January 8, 2017

    “We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” ~Shirley Abbott A restless night; awake too often with this skin issue. If I were a napping person I’d […]

  • Family
  • Friday, November 25, 2016

    “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” ~ T. S. Eliot Now we enter the season of struggling to maintain a sense of peace, gratitude, wonder, and stillness amidst the cacophony of want and busyness. As we settle in to the dark months, as we hang lights and burn candles, […]

  • Family
  • Thursday, November 24, 2016

    “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US. We can all, no matter where we live, pause and consider the many things we have to be thankful for today. I’m […]

  • Family
  • Friday, October 14, 2016

    “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” ~ Kristin Hannah, Summer Island We talked on the phone every day. I’d call her, or she’d call me, and we would chat about nothing in particular. Then one morning I called […]