Carpe Diem

Happiness.

Not in another place but this place.

Not for another hour but this hour.

~Walt Whitman, American Poet, 1819-1892 Continue reading “Carpe Diem”

The Road to Sheridan: Love Leads Us

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…

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.

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Musings on my birthday

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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”

Peace at the last

It’s been a long, busy, emotional week.

It’s time for rest.

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Wind the Clock

 

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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.

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Tolerance

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.

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Faith Family Friends

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.

 

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Flowers from Carole.  Candles from a boutique in Florence, Alabama.  ~Photo Lori Greer

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A Lesson from my plant

A little love and attention make all the difference.

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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!”