Occasionally, during a long, rainy Oregon winter, on days when it’s nearly impossible to gage time because it is so…
A Home Remodel, A Morning Run, and An Encounter With An Industrious Squirrel
“Unexpectedly, the squirrel did that very thing: It positioned itself on the branch at the point the scarf hung over, and using its teeth and paws, gathered the scarf upwards into a ball-like shape. Then it climbed back up the branch, pulling the scarf upwards again.
I was so surprised to discover the squirrel and I shared puzzle-solving abilities! Our differences were size, and the ability to use tools, but the thought process was the same.”
What I’m Reading: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Autobiography
This is a used copy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s autobiography, which I am reading. I’m enjoying it. This is a…
Setting Intentions For The New Year
Each new year I create a set of collage Intention Cards reflecting on several areas of my life in which…
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Road Map to Codependency?
“Last year, in 2021, for the first time since grade school, I skipped watching It’s a Wonderful Life. In 2021, I came to the conclusion that George Bailey is a schmuck.”
Acupuncture: My Journey With TCM
I believe in the mind/body/soul connection. When a medical disease is officially ruled out, and western medicine has few answers, I considered seeking a safe alternative approach.
Thanksgiving Pie Making: Two Childhood Memories
“Besides raising three children, my mother worked full-time outside of the home. The day before Thanksgiving she came home from a full day’s work, fixed her family dinner, and baked the pies to lessen her work load the following day.
The year I was twelve, Something Happened.”
I Took Candy From a Stranger
Today I took candy from a stranger. I was finishing my morning run, waiting on a corner for the light…
How Many Steps? Some Thoughts on Tracking
In our culture, our days are measured for productivity through apps, comparing social media posts, and answering unguardedly the common question, “What did you do today?”
The Beds We Make
During the lockdown of the pandemic, like many people, I spent more than my usual amount of time at home. To entertain myself, I stopped making my bed daily for about a week. I made sketches of the bedding arrangements as the week progressed. Then I made the painting.