There and back again: Montreal

We’ve been planning to visit Montreal for years. Each time, either the money or the time was lacking. However, this year we were able to go. I admit I was nervous because it has been 17 years since I last left the country, and I’m not proud of what is happening in the U.S. right […]

Miracles strike again!

I happen to follow an email feed from The Universe Today (TUT). Each weekday I receive some words of inspiration that are original, fresh, and altogether wonderful. Each day, these messages encourage to abandon my need to control the flow of miracles by trusting that the Universe will do its part if we just imagine […]

What Do We Value?

It has been said that language is the cornerstone of society because it reflects the way we communicate. I think it is also a reflection of what we value. Consider classical romance languages. I’m learning French right now, and I have noticed that the language does not change to include new words; instead, keeps the […]

My boss, the cat

I have a furry boss. She is sweet and jet black, with one white whisker. She tells me when it is time to get out of bed and is a snooze alarm that nibbles on my fingers if I linger too long in bed. She also leads me to each family member who should be […]

It’s been a long day

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Don’t be afraid to suffer—take your heaviness and give it back to the earth’s own weight; the mountains are heavy, the oceans are heavy. – Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Poetry of Rilke; “Sonnets to Orpheus” Notes: Photo: A man swims in the Maschsee lake in Hanover, Germany, on Monday.…

For Dad

A little more than three weeks ago, my mother called me to say that Dad had fainted and was in the ER. Then he was in emergency surgery. Then he was diagnosed with stage three cancer. Then he was back in surgery and had sepsis. My cousin called to say that the time had come […]