My daily doodle: Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time

Go ahead, waste a little time. It’s good for you!The quote in my illustration has been attributed to several people including John Lennon, Bertrand Russell, T. S. Elliot, Soren Kierkegaard, Laurence J. Peter, and others....more
Words to live by :)more

Lesson From Japan: Live For the Moment, Never Know What the Future Brings

Japan Earthquake followed by disastrous tsunami proved the old true – we have to live our lives fully at present, there may be no tomorrow. We would never expect this to happen, even in our biggest nightmares. Japan is highly civilized country, with all the emergency plans, with all the sophisticated technical and electronics equipments in place. Still the Mother Nature shows us how vulnerable we – the human beings – are.  It is not a punishment for some wrongdoing for Japanese people, but they have to take on their shoulders its burden now....more

Carpe Diem on a Bicycle

Two friends gave me an unexpected gift this Christmas: A Schwinn. A lovely, retro-inspired cruiser, replete with a basket and bell, in a sassy champagne color with white trim. The handles and saddle are black, and it reminds me of the Schwinn I had as a girl. My first "grown-up" bike. This was a sweet surprise of a treat. ...more

Happy upcoming birthday, Jenna! I hope you enjoy your cruiser as much as I do mine. Ride it ...more

This One, This One

There’s this scent that I want to purchase. It’s magnetizing, deep, fresh, and $46 per 1/8 of an ounce. I’ve been debating the purchase for almost a week now. I’ve been to the boutique where I found it twice now to try it on, let it mingle with my body chemistry. And we've got it, me and Moonstone, that thing that makes the air tingle pleasantly and dance right up to the nose. For some reason the price doesn’t seem to be enough to deter me from my longing. ...more

If you love someone, tell them. If you have a fence to mend, mend it.

I just got off the phone with a dear friend. We both live in my hometown, the town in which I spent many a fine Halloween night like this night. K. called me because something happened on her street -- a street that serves as a short cut between two more major arteries, a street where residents have been begging for a stoplight. She was sitting outside at the outdoor firepit with neighbors, having wine and giving candy to Trick or Treaters. It was a crisp and lovely autumn New England night. Then they heard screeching tires. ...more

For All the wonderful open disscussion here and for bringing it all back to where it counts; ...more