Delicious Autumn

Every season has its own particular beauty and, while I enjoy each one in turn, I have always especially loved autumn. There is something about the ever-changing colours of the trees and the fresh crispness of the air that makes me want to take long, slow morning walks and ponder the ever-changing nature of life......more

Dance wherever you are in Line

Life’s a dance. Sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow. Don’t worry ‘bout what you don’t know. Life’s a dance you learn as you go....more

Hold On or Let Go?

That would really depend on the situation, right, Mi?What would I like to hold on to? Memories of you. What would I like to let go? Hurtful memories – you know what I mean....more
Thank you for sharing. Memories and hurt crop up when we least expect it, and hopefully their ...more

How much of you is really you?

Let me ask you that seriously. It’s a very complex and open-ended question that I can’t come to any terms with. It’s something I think about every day. I think about the things I like to do, and I think about the mistakes and successes I’ve had, and I wonder how much of that I want my boys to repeat. I may not have a bunch of money, but geez, I feel like I have an awesome life. 99.9% of the time I’m happy, and the other 0.01% of the time I’m simply angry, but I’m never depressed and I have no substantial regrets....more

Buddha's Teachings for Women

  Sita is the Hindu goddess personifying loving submission to the masculine, the divine, and life itself. The stolen and then abandoned wife; she stands for love and suffering, the same way Mary does for Christians. I am sure we all know a female relative with the same qualities. Somehow, as women, we have all nurtured or suffered from these “inherited” traits. ...more

Traveling companions are better than apps

We recently took a 10-hour drive to New Jersey for a family reunion. (Not in one day. That's craziness.) This trip went significantly better than the last really long car trip we took because of several things:...more
Fun in Fairfax VA I love the idea of goody bags and travel bingo. He's still little, but he ...more

Paring Down, and the Power of Sentimentality

Even though the first stage in our "big move" is still some months away, I've...more

Weekend Photo Hunt (Joy-Youth)

Once a week I meet my friend Qunella and we have a cup of coffee at UNDER THE SUN A fun whimsical place and all sort of cool things.But I find Joy having a cup of coffee and chit chatting....more

I Left Home 10 Years Ago....

      Ten years ago, I left my hometown in Missouri to start a life on my own.  I left family, friends, college, and the only place I ever really knew....more

Playing with Beads and Wire

Like most writers I know, I have some issues about squeezing in the things I feel like I should be doing. Writing sometimes (ok, often!) gets added to the end of the list, instead of being #1, which would make me most happy. Born in a generation where duty came first, fun came second, if it came at all, there was not much time to Play. Our female role models, washed clothes on Mondays, ironed on Tuesdays and vacuumed on Wednesdays. And then vacuumed again before the weekend, if it needed it or not. Wow, those were the days!...more