• Family
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    “Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have […]

  • Gratitude
  • Monday February 13, 2017

    “What a life is ours! Doesn’t anybody in the world anymore want to get up in the middle of the night and sing?” ~ Mary Oliver Actually I’d rather sleep but these nights that seems elusive. More time for praying, more time for reading, it’s not all bad I suppose. We are planning on going […]

  • Gratitude
  • Sunday, February 12, 2017

    “So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me for I, too, am fluent in silence.” ~ R. Arnold Rather than gripe about it, I remembered that my ongoing insomnia is a perfect opportunity to pray for the many–oh, so many–needs I’m aware of right now so that’s what I did last night. […]

  • Aging
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017

    “I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.” ~ Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self I must be a very interesting person this week. I suppose, looking on the bright side, that it’s been delightful to snag all these extra reading hours. Last night, again, I was awake before 3am. knowing sleep wasn’t […]

  • Gratitude
  • Friday, February 10, 2017

    “Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.” ~ Richard Paul Evans, Lost December Yesterday I wrote about the harshness of life; today I consider gentler things. It is my inclination to turn inward when faced with angst and that is where I find myself lately. Solitude and silence have always […]

  • Today
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    “What hath night to do with sleep?” ~ John Milton, Paradise Lost Apparently very little, Mr. Milton. I wake before 3am. this morning–for sure this time. I finish my book, and toss and turn for a while until Gerry rouses to take Maya outside around four. He returns to bed, and to sleep. I give […]