Crying in church

I don’t cry very much.

In fact, I wish I could cry easily  and more often.

Over the years I have learned to maintain control.  

My emotions are contained.

I wear a happy face. 

Masks and sunglasses have helped maintain my facade.  

Unless I am in church.  Then my guard is down and tears come easily.   

“Amazing Grace” did it for me this past Sunday.

The healing grace of a good cry.

Does a body good.

A bit of decadence

Coffee latte with cardamom and flower petals

Yummy on a cool fall day.

More calories than caffeine.

I’m a sucker for anything with cardamom.

What’s your favorite coffee?

My black hole

You don’t have to be a physicist to identify a black hole.

Nor do you have to be a scientist to deal with one.

All that is needed is determination and resolve.

I think. I hope.

Continue reading “My black hole”

Thursday’s Child

Thursday is the day I was born, eons ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Not really eons ago and not really in a galaxy far, far away. Continue reading “Thursday’s Child”

Bright morning…

Good morning,

I wanted to share some simple things.

First, my wonderful breakfast with fresh tomatoes from my one plant. It produces a lot of tomatoes! In addition to brushcetta on rye toast, I added a kale salad. Of course, freshly brewed coffee was on the menu!

Yellow roses from my garden. These are from a tiny plant that I received as a gift many years ago. The rose bush is now a monster!

My new kitchen cabinets! These were a run of the mill wooden color until recently. I took a huge leap of faith and had them painted white. The transformation was amazing. My kitchen looks brighter and larger.

If you look past the roses, you can see my “ghost chair”. It is a great addition to my small living room. Not the most comfortable but it works for short sessiions.

Have a wonderful day,


A small investment

My thanks to the kind person who wrote this note.

In the cool of the morning

It’s lovely to sit outside first thing in the morning.

I feel as though I have the world to myself.

The flowers, the birds and the cool air soothe me.

I relax. I let go.

I do a ten meditation on inner work.

I sit for a few minutes more.

Now, it’s time to start my day.

Have a lovely day.


This is the rest of the story for those who read my “Pretty Cool” post.

The Google Assistant worked perfectly.

It made my restaurant reservation for the correct time, date and number of people. I could not have done it better myself.

The young person who showed me to my table was amused that I was nervous about a computer-generated transaction.

Oh well.

And no, Google did not pay. Darn it!

Pretty cool…

I am blown away by the fact that I made dinner reservations tonight with my Google Assistant.

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I told Google the name of the restaurant, how many people, the date and time.

Google did the rest. I received updates every fifteen minutes informing me that they had not been able to reach the restaurant but would keep trying.

Finally, within an hour, I received an email from Google confirming my reservation.

I was impressed.

Tomorrow night will be the test.

Hopefully everything will go well.

If so, I will feel comfortable using the Google Assistant for other appointments. No more waiting on hold!

Brave new world!