Monthly Archives: April 2011

Following My First Instinct

With the way our economy has been, I seem to notice more and more homeless people, holding their cardboard signs, begging at intersections or off ramps.  I’m not sure if there are actually more of them of late or that—due … Continue reading

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Offering Encouragement

One of the coolest things about staying with my daughter and granddaughter is the opportunity to get to help, a bit, with Kaia’s academics.  Since she is only in kindergarten, I didn’t expect that to be a possibility.  But kindergarten … Continue reading

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Standing in a River, Cursing at Fish

You want to give yourself some credit.  You have some semblance of intelligence, right?  I mean, you’re not an idiot.  Even if you are (pardon me) you have to be smarter than something that possesses a brain the size of … Continue reading

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Still hanging on…

Outside my window at Starbucks this moment are two Palo Verde trees in full Spring bloom.  Each Spring here in the desert, their yellow blossoms are one of my favorite sights. For those in the East, Spring is a sign … Continue reading

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Aunt Alice

Recently, my friend Isabel, was blogging about helping others and the views different cultures have regarding helping one another. This week I attended the funeral of my Auntie Alice.  The entire day I was nearly to the point of being … Continue reading

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Living in the Moment or Destroying a Pee Chee Folder?

We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are. ~ Anias Nin Thinking has always been my problem.  I spend most of my time thinking and very little of my time being.  And it is my … Continue reading

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A Bowl of Rice

It has become a cliché to speak of gratitude.  I think most wisdom has become a cliché in our modern, Western society.  I can still hear my mother’s words to me when I was younger to be thankful for what … Continue reading

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