Music Fridays: Soak up the Sun

By the time you read this post, I’ll be either halfway there, or will already be dipping my feet in the ocean, and looking for sun to soak up. I consider myself pretty luck to already be headed back to see my friend, the ocean. I saw it briefly last April, and had a cold…

The Sunday Post: The Artist Within

Today’s yoga session was titled “Awaken the Artist Within” and is part of this month’s (Expand) playlist from Yoga with Adriene. It was perfect for today because just last night I was experimenting with watercolors, seeing if I could bring out the artist in me, seeing if I have any of my mother’s painting talent….

Music Fridays: Something Different

A friend shared this poem with me last week because he thought I would find it inspiring. He was right. This poem was written by 14-year old Kevyn Carter-Long, the daughter of one of his colleagues. I’m sharing it here today as my “Music Fridays” entry because it’s all about music and it eloquently describes…

Making Them Count

I’ve never really been a numbers person. Numbers don’t stick in my head that easily, except for maybe my age. For some reason that’s a hard number to forget. And yet here I am counting days I’ve been single, days since the course of my life changed, and now the number of blog posts I’ve…

The Sunday Post: 499

If you noticed that I skipped this past week’s Music Fridays post, I’m sorry. I had something planned but time got away from me and then I couldn’t find the song I wanted to share. If I had posted it as scheduled, this would now be post #500! I have a couple of ideas for…

A Year Later…

At this time exactly one year ago, I was sitting in my house, just a few miles from where I’m sitting now, trying to be brave enough to ask a very important question: What’s wrong? Why does it feel like you’re drifting farther and farther away from me? What is going on and what can…

The Rose

Know you how roses came to grace the world?A feather from an angel’s pinion fell,A sunbeam caught and kissed it as it whirled,And left it blushing on the earth to dwell.—by Ruby Archer

The Sunday Post: Fences (Day 94)

I had a revelation last night. It didn’t happen while washing dishes, or taking a shower, or while driving. That’s usually how and when they happen, of course, when I’m in the middle of something else and all of a sudden the pot that was simmering in the back burner starts to whistle and demands…

Music Fridays: A Threesome with George

George Michael was one of my favorite artists. He was such a talented songwriter and performer. I was heartbroken when he passed away Christmas 2016. I consider myself lucky to have seen him perform life. I was at the first show of his first US tour in 1988 and loved every minute of it. Yesterday…