Beauty 3.26.17

Just home from a brief stay at the Oregon Coast.

My mind is  reeling with the beauty I saw.

Beauty on the shoreline.

Beauty in the  parks.

Beauty everywhere in its purest, natural state.

Back at home, I am determined to enjoy the beauty in my world.   Continue reading “Beauty 3.26.17”

Tips to Build Self-Confidence

Wednesday morning.

I feel weary and overwhelmed.

I don’t have much time for reflection or recuperation as I hop on the treadmill of my daily life.

Three more work days before the weekend!

Skimming my emails I found these encouraging words from the Mayo Clinic.

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Julia’s Violinist: A Story of Love, Courage, Survival

I miss Julia.

Sometimes my need to know the “rest of the story” competes with not wanting to let the main character go by finishing a book.

I can be almost finished with a book but find that I have to force myself to read the final chapter.

This is the case with Julia, the main character in Julia’s Violinist.

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Walkin’ in Sunshine!

There is nothing more glorious in the Pacific Northwest than when the sun shows its face.

Rain, rain, rain and then a sunny day to end the weekend.

Walking, I encountered a festive air among people on the sidewalks and at sidewalk cafes. It was chilly but that did not stop sun deprived Oregonians from sitting outside sipping their lattes. Continue reading “Walkin’ in Sunshine!”

You Got a Friend…

blueflower
Friends, like flowers, make me happy.

My friend became very sick one night at home.

Her husband was out of town.

There was no one to drive her to the hospital.

So, she drove herself across town at 2:30 in the morning.

She was sick and alone for hours at the hospital.
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Almost 50 Years Later…

University of Kansas, March 18, 1968

Even if we act to erase material poverty, there is another greater task, it is to confront the poverty of satisfaction – purpose and dignity – that afflicts us all. Continue reading “Almost 50 Years Later…”

A Tale of Customer Service

CrioBru
http://www.criobru.com

I have been on a quest to find a local source for Crio Bru Cacao.

So far, no luck.

I was delighted to find the brand at New Seasons Market, a wonderful  local grocery chain in the Portland Metro area.

Sadly, the only kind they had was a pumpkin flavored roast.

Yuk! I hate pumpkin. Continue reading “A Tale of Customer Service”

This Month Needs Your Support!

 

Let’s be fair….

We observe Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month….I would bet that this is an incomplete list.

These are causes that speak to the heart of life in America and deserve our attention.

However, I must point out that we have another month-long cause that deserves our immediate and unconditional support.

No matter where you stand on issues or what you believe in, I call on you to support Continue reading “This Month Needs Your Support!”

Celebrate Pi Day at Lauretta Jean’s

PI DAY is here!

You owe it to yourself to eat pie at  Lauretta Jean’s today, 3.14!

Lauretta Jean’s delicious pies are handcrafted with fresh ingredients.

I have served them proudly at dinner parties.  They are that good! Continue reading “Celebrate Pi Day at Lauretta Jean’s”

My Top Ten: Living Alone

Enjoy my top ten indulgences for living alone.  Feel free to add your favorites!

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