My Teacher


Argh! I’m trying to load photos onto a website that is purported to be designed for sharing photos. One would think it would be an intuitive process since this is supposedly the website’s purpose for existing. I’ve tried numerous ways, numerous times. Failure. Over and over again — failure.

I grunt. I growl. I […]



Beauty soaks into us from every direction. We walk through a cacophony of greens, from sparkling lime to deepest veridians, accented with splashes of other vibrant colors — reds, corals, yellows, lavenders and more. My spouse and I walk through one of the most luscious public gardens and conservatories we have ever visited. We’ve […]

A Conscious Effort


If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

~ Tony Robbins ~

One day after fifteen years of marriage, this couple look at each other and concede that they aren’t making each other happy any more. Further they admit that if things don’t change, they don’t want to stay […]

Caring and Carrying (Revised)


This morning I watch a short video that I received in my morning’s e-mail. The video opens with a photo of an attractive young couple. She is carrying him piggy-back. We learn in the story that the couple were on their way to get his “legs” when the photographer snapped the shot. The […]

One of My Greatest Teachers


I hear my spouse’s words play repeatedly in my head. “That’s okay,” he says. “He needs to win. I need to give.”

We have just taken our place in what appears obvious to us to be the end of a block-long queue for a taxi stand at one of the world’s busiest airports. […]

People First


My husband and I have adopted a guideline that helps us get our priorities straight when making decisions: People before things.

This thought was particularly helpful when Christmas came early this year. In the past our daughter, son-in-law, and our three teenage grandchildren arrived for the holidays the day after Christmas. This year they […]