A Christmas Letter

  I started to write this post on the eve of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and now we are just a day before the celebration of Christmas. A time of reflection and a time of renewal as we look forward to the beginning of a New Year. I have been contemplating writing… Read More

The Book of Ruth

For Audio Version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WrxdKrys My mom and I have had one of those relationships that flits between being very in tune with each other… the best of friends who understand each others’ thoughts, feeling each others’ pain or distress, and one of being oil and water, never mixing fluidly together. How can two people… Read More

A Strand of Pearls in the Making…

For audio version:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WXDTK9ts Pearl: Metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable (Wikipedia) My cousin Barb is celebrating the fourth year anniversary since she opened her salon, named The Pearl Salon.  She has taken the time to write public acknowledgments to honor each of the girls who make up her team… the people who have contributed… Read More

The Longest Day of the Year (aka Kayak Chaos)…

Yesterday, June 21st,  was the Summer Solstice… the longest day of the year.  Here in Minnesota,  the sky was the bluest it has been so far this summer.  After several weeks of torrential rains, damaging winds and flash flooding in our area,  the blue sky on the first day of Summer was more than a… Read More

Exercising Body, Mind and Soul…

I have been laid up with an upper respiratory “bug” for a week.  Early this week I tried to muscle through it and went into the office for a couple of days and then WHAM,  I ended up totally out of commission for the rest of this week.  My physical activity has pretty much consisted… Read More