Embarrassed to Blog?

I've discovered something interesting about myself since I started blogging back in December.  It embarrasses me.  I don't want everyday people knowing about it.  How weird is that? ...more

Thanks Susan,

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one that feels this way!


Small, Delightful Acts of Kindness

I've had a lot on my mind lately. My brain is full with long term planning decisions, chewing on my petty jealousies and thinking too much of the unfairness of life. (Earthquakes, devastation, violent political revolutions, union busting, and of course my own personal shit.) I tend to get sucked into the vortex of my own over-thinking and general ennui on occasion. I've had a nasty sinus thing since Sunday night, felt bedraggled and achy and lethargic and from there it's a quick slide into the mopes. These are short term mopes but still, the mopes taste bland and gray and interminable....more

Trying to Come in Last

Life is rough. We all suffer. People love us, people hurt us. People come and go in our lives. Sometimes they move away, either physically or emotionally. Sometimes they die. Death is crummy. (In case you wanted to know my stance on the matter, there it is.) We all have bad times. But mine are worse. (Well, not really.) ...more

This is absolutely true. Listening is the great lost art. Thanks for reminding ...more

Cooking your Future - You have all the Ingredients you need

  Cooking is one of my passions and I got caught up watching Top Chef re runs, and it was the New Orleans Soul Food special, so there I was twisting and turning in bed from the mouth watering dishes I wished I could even smelled or even tasted but the frustration was terrible because I could only see what I didn’t have....more

I have in mind a trip to NOLA to go indulge with the best Soul Food - seafood, I can get my ...more

Practice stealthy acts of kindness.

During the holiday season everyone wakes up to the fact that need exists in the United States. Everywhere you look are food drives, gift drives, coat drives. Here’s a news flash: Need exists all year long, not just in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Don’t get me wrong: I love it when people do nice things. I just wish it weren’t so holiday-specific. Pardon my grinchiness, but I think some of these once-a-year volunteers aren’t doing it for the homeless, the seniors or the kids. They’re doing it to make themselves feel good....more

Sharing dinner with friends

Sharing dinner with friends Over the years, i have been painting images with the kitchen, the meal, the table as a theme. Because seriously, being around a table with some people, enjoying a good meal is certainly one of the best thing in life. From Africa to Russia to Quebec, we're all enjoying the same thing ; being together sharing a meal. I have done that a thousand times, with family, with friends, eating fried chicken or caviar. The ambiance, the smell, the excitement, the pure bliss of a perfect dinner. ...more

Thanksgiving Perspective

I love Thanksgiving because it's an all-inclusive holiday. There is no way to offend someone by wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving, no political correctness involved. On this one day, in the good old USA, everyone is on the same page, celebrating the same thing. I know that not everyone has a turkey feast, and not everyone is able to find a reason to be thankful. But I also know we have enough in this country. More than enough. The problem is in distribution....more

Weary ....

And ... I'm not sure why. BUT - everything - literally EVERYTHING makes me tired, sore or creates such a brain fry, I can't even think straight lately....more

Sharing the iphone app called PinLocker

Hi all, Recently, I purchase new iphone and want to search and install some useful apps in my iphone for daily use purposed.  ...more

A Little Girl, a Homeless Man, and a Slice of Cheese Pizza

  It was just a few years ago that I finally realized my children were going to be my greatest teachers in this life. Though I’ve had many other unexpected teachers, nobody has taught me the same lessons my pint-sized guides have....more

I can't tell you how much I love this post. Thank you SO much for sharing not only this story, ...more