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A Rose By Every Other Name

February 13, 2018

“Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God’s eyes. If only they could see themselves as they really are. If only we […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around

January 13, 2018

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.” ~ James Thurber About a week ago I was commenting to a friend about how the national roller coaster ride that began a little over a year ago seemed to be intensifying as we begin 2018.  My advice to her was “Hold on or put your hands in […]

The Miracle is Now

December 21, 2017

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty all before you. The future will take care of itself.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi From PhenomeGNOME   Happy Winter Solstice! 2017 has been quite a ride.  As someone who is not fond of rollercoasters, the ups, downs and side-to-sides of the past year […]

Take Comfort

December 11, 2017

“On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it.” ~ E.B. White   Have the rich foods and rushed pace of the holiday season made your digestive system less than comfortable?  Has your stomach been actively protesting 2017?  Is your skin in […]

Be Thankful for…

November 20, 2017

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac Gangster whitewalls, TV antennas in the back You may not have a car at all But remember brothers and sisters You can still stand tall Just be thankful for what you’ve got ~ From “Be Thankful for What You Got” (1974) Songwriter: William DeVaughn Thanksgiving day […]

Night of the Sleeping REM

October 31, 2017

“By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two together in their dream will defeat the darkness.” ~ Pablo Neruda, Soneto LXXIX The romantic longing of Pablo Neruda’s passionate poem may actually hold a scientific truth.  A study of young adults recently published by the Society for Neuroscience suggested that dreaming more can […]

Keep Going…

October 14, 2017

Frodo Baggins:  I can’t do this, Sam Samwise Gamgee:  I know.  It’s all wrong.  By rights we shouldn’t even be here.  But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo; the ones that really mattered.  Full of darkness and danger they were.  And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how […]

Raining, Cats & Dogs

September 29, 2017

“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” ~ W. H. Auden The recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico affected many people, destroyed homes and businesses, separated pets from their families, and left already homeless pets in crisis.  […]

Occam’s Popsicle

August 22, 2017

“That is better and more valuable which requires fewer, other circumstances being equal…” ~ Robert Grosseteste (1175 – 1253) As a native Californian who also has Italian citizenship, I spent yesterday’s eclipse in decidedly laid-back fashion.  The local library ran out of eclipse glasses early yesterday.  So, as the Moon began to step in front […]

Uno

July 17, 2017

“I say to you all, once again – in the light of Lord Voldemort’s return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.  Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great.  We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and […]