Watching Birds on Sunday Morning

  “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd Song Sparrows & Songs Sunday morning stillness. Song sparrows and cactus wrens float in the warm, dry air, flitting from tree to tree. A tiny hummingbird drinks from blooms on a fairy duster and then moves, lightning fast, to an Indian … More Watching Birds on Sunday Morning

Live Long & Prosper

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion. ~ Nadia Boulanger Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Yesterday I waited all day for a call from my doctor. I had some uterine tissue biopsied earlier this week, and she promised me the results by Friday. I told myself not to worry, but I felt … More Live Long & Prosper

Going to the Opera with My Mother

We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution. ~ Bill Hicks Happy Mother’s Day, Mom-cat. Stirred and Shaken My mom loves opera. She’s loved it since her girlhood, listening to scratchy Caruso records on her mother’s well-worn turntable. Until recently, the only opera I’d seen was Gilbert and Sullivan. (Not opera, I know). Puccini? Not so … More Going to the Opera with My Mother

There’s Gold Beneath Your Feet

Be Here Now You may not believe me, but experience has taught me that the more we focus on our circumstances and make note of what’s wrong, what’s less than, what’s not up to par – the more the universe delivers more of the same. By talking incessantly about how awful it all is, you … More There’s Gold Beneath Your Feet