We are all going through a major challenge, the Covid-19 virus. So many things to keep up with: the masks, social distancing, handwashing, hand sanitizer and more. Then there’s the anxiety (or apathy) about getting the virus or that someone we love will get the bad version of it or any version. And that’s not … More Sanity During the Covid Virus
During the present times there is anger, pain, frustration, uncertainty, violence, hate, rage, and suspicion of people from different cultures, political parties, and religions. It is difficult to be at peace, find peace, or even make peace. And there are so many more problems in our world, which may amplify all of those emotions. The … More What Is a Peacemaker?
About seven or more years ago, I bought a gorgeous, ornate turquoise sari and matching skirt. I had attended a few Diwali events and thought it would be so beautiful to wear to a future such event. Well, it seems each time from then on, the weather was either too cold or too rainy to … More A Sari Belly Dancing Costume
Today I felt led to write this post about little things. Since I have had back problems for for several years now, I know there are some things I can not do without having pain sooner or later. A little back ache after being on my feet for hours without rest tells me that I … More Little Things
While in my 40’s I taught myself how to dance from videos. Not just any kind of dancing…belly dancing. I fell in love with the beauty of the dance at a Renaissance Fair. The facts that my father’s father was from Greece; I was proud of my Greek heritage; and Greek music and dances were … More Belly Dancing, So Good For Me
The meaning of the above title came to life for me a few years ago while attending a wedding reception. A DJ played music as twenty or more mostly young adults were dancing and having fun. I was hesitant to get out on the dance floor with the dancers who looked like they were half … More Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
Recently a dear friend became deathly ill. Finally and thankfully she has improved greatly! But when I heard of her dreadful situation I started praying repeatedly for God to help her, heal her or do what was best for her or for the “greater good,” (one way of expressing acceptance of the inevitable.) The first … More Why Pray Repeatedly?
Although this is not a Sequoia it is a one hundred and nine year old tree at Williamsburg, VA. It’s huge outstretched arms seemed to make it appropriate for the picture. I wrote this poem several years ago and decided to share it. I just made some changes in this poem to help the flow of … More A Modern Psalm
Did you know today is “Be an Angel Day”? I just found out about it myself! Well, we can’t be real angels, but why not try to do some of the things they do or did for us. Angels in the Bible, and still today, help people, protect them, deliver messages, show us love, rescue … More Be An Angel Day
(This post is for humor. It is not a scientific comparison.) I live with one cat, Norie. My husband died in 2009. While remaining open minded to a new relationship, I wonder how living with a cat compares to living with a husband. Norie is a black, personality-loaded pantherette. She is funny, easy to get … More A Cat or A Husband?