Special Moments in Childhood

Some moments in life are hard earned and take place with special new friends. Earning a blue ribbon for serious art work is just one example. Most days are not memorable, but some truly are.


“Was there ever a thing as pure memory? I doubt it. Even when we convince ourselves that we’re being dispassionate, sticking to the bald facts with no self-serving decorations or omissions, pure memory remains as elusive as a bar of wet soap. Or it does me, after a lifetime of blending experience with imagination.” John Le Carre
Thanksgiving family gatherings can provide the truth of this idea.

Pay Very Close Attention To What You Love

Take the time to note what you adore seeing, tasting, hearing, touching, smelling and experiencing. Some of these should be incorporated into your every day – or you’re wasting your daytimes. Sometimes we simply forget our pleasures and need a journal for writing them down. What a glorious journal that should be.

The Way We Do...

“The way we do anything is the way we do everything.” Martha Beck
This explanation appears to be true. Do we put enough time and effort into our days to be proud of our accomplishments? Do we truly show up in our lives and become good at many or even one ability? Are we givers or passive takers? As with everything else, it is our choice to make.

The Workers Who Make Life Better

In a day, if we’re lucky, we have “order and disorder, heights and craters, plodding difficulties and …flashes of MAGIC”. -Elizabeth Lesser
I’ve always admired the people who create, repair, design, heal and accomplish tasks. And one particular piece of magic that I enjoy is freshly baked bread. Bakers of fine, warm, beautiful bread – simply make life better.

Life Is Like An Old Wagon Wheel

Sometimes events indicate that the wheel spokes are pointed up. Other times, the spokes begin a downward trajectory. We can rest assured that once the spokes have hit bottom, and a new plan is formed and executed, the spokes will be on an upward turn once again.
This is simply how it rolls.

TODAY, And Tomorrow

“Just don’t worry about day-to-day. Live life to the fullest every day.The sun’s going to come out – always does.”

Lee Iacocca related his father’s motto
And so, time to buy flowers.

Life’s Ups and Downs

“The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

2011 Conan O’Brien IMG_0440at Dartmouth Commencement address

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