When I consider that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for over 24 years, I think what a long time that was. It seems inconceivable.
When I consider that my husband died at 58 years it does not seem nearly long enough. A life cut short. Continue reading “Help me out here, Einstein”
All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins – it never will-but that it doesn’t die. John Steinbeck
Not in another place but this place.
Not for another hour but this hour.
~Walt Whitman, American Poet, 1819-1892 Continue reading “Carpe Diem”
A call to action in Oregon.
My friends and I and many others will be on the road to Sheridan tomorrow morning. Continue reading “The Road to Sheridan: Love Leads Us”
Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you!
I can’t remember where I found this little quote.
I placed it on my kitchen counter and look at it occasionally.
It makes me smile.
I like this view of aging.
Continue reading “Age is merely…”
Today is my birthday which puts me in a philosophical frame of mind.
I found myself thinking about the tumultuous year that flew by.
So many good things! Life was a joy. My sons and their families were doing great. Continue reading “Musings on my birthday”
Feeling down about the state of the world?
Perhaps these thoughts from E.B. White will provide hope and comfort.
He wrote this letter in 1973 to Mr. Nadeau who was despondent about the fate of the human race.
Continue reading “Wind the Clock”
Portland is a city of diversity.
I see people of different races and different religions wherever I go.
The children are all the same – playing in the parks and stopping to pet Ginny.
The adults welcome me into their homes or their businesses with courtesy and respect.
Continue reading “Tolerance”
All of my life I have enjoyed the comfort of my faith, my family, and my friends.
My faith has diminished and grown over the years as I deal with life’s ups and downs.
My family, while not TV family perfect, are there for me.
My friends, although scattered across the world, are there for me.
Continue reading “Faith Family Friends”