Background noise is drowned out by the snowflakes hitting the ground. Snow’s arrival gives us nature’s permission to slow down, listen to our own breathing, our own footsteps. It causes us to stop running to catch up with the world, and to stop and notice our private place within the larger realm. Although … More Snow makes everything quieter.
A friend of a friend is an artist. She creates “abstract” art, which I guess is the lowest common denominator of the cliché about beauty being in the eye of the beholder. Her art is not my cup of tea (yes another cliché) but what fascinates me is that she has the confidence to put … More What is confidence, and where do I buy some?
Time itself is a strange concept. When we are enjoying ourselves, time seems to move quickly. When we are uncomforable, time seems to move slowly. When we are kids, time seems to pass slowly. Each day is so long; Christmas and Summer Vacation are always light years away. As adults, sometimes we stop and realize … More The Dimension of Time
The festivities of the holidays are over–the relatives have been visited, food has been consumed in huge quantities, eggnog has been inhaled, and presents exchanged and re-gifted. We now return to our normally scheduled life. I have noticed that every January–no matter how well planned December was-January is a squeeze! It’s supposed to be a New … More The January Squeeze
because he has to work tonite, and no joke…the guy across the street is PLAYING DRUMS. The house right across from my husband’s bedroom window. And there is a dog barking in the distance. WHY? Why does strange stuff happen?
I must admit that WordPress has the best spamfilter I’ve ever encountered. Those programmers must have been filled to the brim with coffee and donuts on a regular basis to come up with such a sophisticated filter, that actually works. I’ve experienced 99% success with WordPress finding and flagging all those annoying messages in broken English. … More Can I get a Spam Filter on My Life?
As usual, the names have been changed to disguise the guilty, because, let’s face it, I don’t want any lawsuits! In 1999 I went to Niagara Falls to visit my cousin Norm. While I was there, his half brother Jerry called. I got on the phone with Jerry and we hit it off immediately. We … More Recognizing Jerry