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My Girl

November 22, 2023

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~A.A. Milne (from the book, Winne the Pooh)     Having written about my dear kitty Sofia just a few months ago, I wasn’t planning on making her the main subject of my Thanksgiving post this year. Unfortunately, on October 18th, at […]

Still Going…

August 14, 2023

“One reason cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks     Many of you know about my 21-year-old kitty, Sofia, who I’ve been mom to since her second day on this earth. Over 21 years ago, I found Sofia and her brothers inside a shoe box that had […]

Ozone – A World Together

April 18, 2023

“It’s so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer Just after the new year, I […]

Thought Waves

December 20, 2022

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~ Carl Jung   This year’s Nobel Prize for physics was won by three scientists who demonstrated that two separate particles can exist in what is known as an “entangled” state, which means that […]


August 28, 2022

“Looking deeply into your tea, you see that you are drinking fragrant plants that are the gift of Mother Earth. You see the labor of the tea pickers; you see the luscious tea fields and plantations in Sri Lanka, China, and Vietnam. You know that you are drinking a cloud; you are drinking the rain. […]

Five in the Morning

June 22, 2022

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” ~ Paulo Coelho From Sky & Telescope   “Look! up in the sky!” This Friday morning particularly, but really […]

Tower of Understanding

May 24, 2022

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Mole Antonelliana, a landmark in the city of Torino/Turin, location for Eurovision 2022   As I mentioned in my last post, my friend Francesca and I recently attended a concert by the Italian rock band, Måneskin. They put on a fantastic show. The […]


March 26, 2022

“Arise from sleep, old cat, And with great yawns and stretchings… Amble out for love” ~ Issa (Translated by Peter Beilenson) Japanese Haiku 1955-56   My sweet Sofia (recent photo above) just turned 20 years-old! It was on March 25, twenty years ago, that I found Sofia and her brothers abandoned in a shoe box, […]

Green Season

March 13, 2022

“The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.” ~ Rumi     Spring has come a bit early to my house: the Orchid Sisters have returned! When they bloomed last year, it had […]

High(ish) Hopes

February 2, 2022

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series (1841)   For the last couple of years now, it seems we have been continually swimming in this pandemic, facing down wave after wave, as if caught in a riptide. The shore is in view, but each time we […]