Love more…

You just have to love a grocery store whose floral department has cool, handwritten signs like this one.  Thank you Zupan’s for this bit of loveliness on a rainy day in Portland! Continue reading “Love more…”

Danwei Canting~Beijing Cooking

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This brilliant mural by Murphy Phelan sets the tone at Danwei Canting

Ho-hum

My typical experience with Chinese restaurant food in America has been vegetables and meat swimming in a non-descript sauce. No matter what I ordered.  Even the egg dishes, the fried rice dishes or the noodle dishes all tasted the same.

Not much to write home about.

Needless to say, I was not one to seek out Chinese restaurants.

Until now…

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Take My Hand, We Will Walk

Take my hand. We will walk. We will only walk. We will enjoy our walk, without thinking of arriving anywhere. Walk peacefully. Walk happily. Our walk is a peace walk. Our walk is a happiness walk. …

Source: Take My Hand, We Will Walk

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Train yourself in doing good
that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of boundless love.  ~Buddha

 

 

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Life is short…

When I was a child the days were endless. Life seemed to stretch forever.

I could hardly wait to start high school, wear makeup, drive, be on my own.

Now decades later, time is  flying past.  The days are never long enough. The years whiz  by.

Although I remember lots of things from my life, in general the past often feels like a blur.

It’s funny what we do remember.

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Shabbat Shalom, y’all!

Growing up in the American South, I did not experience other religions first hand. Continue reading “Shabbat Shalom, y’all!”

Thank You Mary Tyler Moore

On January 5, 2016, I published a tongue in cheek post:

Faking It With Mary Tyler Moore

Now a year later, Mary Tyler Moore is dead.

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We Can Do This!

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Sign on a car in Portland, Oregon January 2017

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  The Golden Rule

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”  Confucius

“My religion is very simple.  Kindness is my religion.”  Dalai Lama

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 7:12

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:4

God Bless America

God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above

 

 

Mother & Son

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The upside of cleaning closets is to find sweet little notes like this treasure.

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Monday, Monday**

Monday mornings can be either wonderful or dreadful. Continue reading “Monday, Monday**”