Holiday Traditions. We Are Family!

With Easter coming up in the near future, I can’t help but reflect on the traditions that we, as a family, have established.  We are totally lacking in holiday experience due to the unusual circumstances surrounding our background.  So… we have created our own madcap idea of traditions.  I am part of a huge family.  Once we left the quagmire of the past and stepped into the future, it took a few years of doing before we came up with what we call our new tradition. ...more
 @sarahmichal  Sneaky and fast!!  This will be Zaiden's first year.  Thanks for your comment, ...more

Without You... I Would Have Not Grown

Depending on which blog you read, it will probably come to no surprise to my readers that I am convinced that all things, even the worst possible moments held the greatest of gifts.  Same with teachers…   stepping up to the task of teaching, mostly by their works and leading me to an understanding that I could make my own choices based on my own beliefs.  I would like to mention them in this blog not in order of importance because they were all important but simply when and how they came in as teachers....more

Confessions of a Renegade Vegetarian

I can’t very well deny it…  I am a renegade vegetarian.  I identify myself as a vegetarian but I would be less than truthful if I were to say that a meat product has never passed my lips....more

Godspeed to You, My Mother

My mother became 90 years of age on February 13, 2012.  Due to religious differences she has not communicated for the last 20 years.  ...more

A Moment in Living History

Making history come alive appears as if it comes easily to the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  Yesterday, February 12, 2012, everyone was invited to share in the celebration of the Civil War, 150 years ago....more

The Single Ornament and the Little Tree

I was 44 when I celebrated my very first Christmas.  I prodded on with no idea of what I was doing.  My boss, at the time, presented me my very first ornament.  I still have it to this day; a lovely bell with pretty green and red ribbon.  I was very pleased.  I took it home and hung it on a plant; admired it and thought I was pretty darn cool.  Of course, I knew the obvious, presents were involved.  I went out and bought gifts for my daughter and her family and shipped the packages all off to Virginia.  I think I had more fun choosing and wrapping...more
 @sarahmichal  We sure did have fun, didn't we?  Slopping through life together trying to figure ...more

That is Prosperity!

 Don’t you just love it… Everyone talks about prosperity.    Definitions are as varied as the sands of sea and yet in the last year, I have heard it in churches, read it in books and heard my friends talk of it’s coming.  Have you noticed that is always ‘coming’?  And for the most part, it is always associated with money.  Very rarely do I hear of it being present or moneyless.  I have a friend that chants her affirmation of prosperity regularly.  “I am prosperous!  My income is constantly increasing.”  Over and over again like an old w...more

Could There Be More To Say About Money?

Money is an interesting thing, isn't it?  We all have to have it to live.  We are defined by whether we are a 'have' or a 'have not'.  You can say this isn't true but when is the last time we had a president in this country that worked at the local grocery store.  Where do the homeless really live?  How many of us line up at the local Walmart for our piece of the pie on payday? Non-verbal clues send endless messages about who and what we are based on money.  What kind of house do you live in?  What kind of car do you drive?  We ate here and yo...more

Oh Drats! The Box of Limitation!

I am beginning to see that it is the appreciation of myself that needs to be developed. It is awareness recognized and owned that leads to greater fulfillment. When you become open to all and embrace the ‘infinity’ of possibilities that exist within you, there is no ‘less’ only ‘more’. I feel that warming with in me as I write these words. Our purpose or path resides in our souls and it is the mind that creates action. We hear the heart of our soul but yet we let our mind take control and become not the rudder of the ship but allow for it to become the ship itself....more

Forbidden Celebration With Joy!

As I write this, please know that it is my personal belief that conflict is with issues and not people.  There are many wonderful people in Jehovah’s Witnesses and in other cult in this wonderful world of ours.  It is the belief system with which I take issue.   Today, my family and I celebrated my son’s 37th birthday.  We came together as a family and with out any particular agenda had the time of our lives.  There was a time, so long ago, in all our lives when such frolicking was forbidden.   No more for we have st...more