The title of this blog was a favorite line of Telly Savalas on “Kojack,” an old TV series. Do you ever stop to wonder why someone likes you or why you like them? Are you drawn to certain types of personalities or people with the same or even different behavior patterns? Having grown up in … More Who Loves You, Baby?
There are three kinds of reflections that I know of and I derive pleasure in capturing them to share with others. As a photographer I have always loved the reflections on bodies of water. There are times when a lake or pond has no wind ruffling the waves and the water’s surface is like a … More Reflections Can Be So Beautiful
After being a compulsive rescuer all of my life, and now having no one to rescue constantly or even monthly, what do I do????? I retired in 2010 after 37 years of nursing. Rescuing is in my blood! My mother was a nursing student during World War II. Being the oldest girl of four kids … More Rescue the Rescuer!
This post is based on my article published on Candid Slice. http://www.candidslice.com/5-life-lessons-we-can-all-learn-from-cats/ My two cats have taught me many lessons about healthy living. After being owned by two cats, I can say un-CAT-egorically that I am a cat person. The CATharsis of sitting on the couch with one cat in my lap as I stroke her … More Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats
Finally I have a life without guilt. Let me explain. From early childhood through a large part of my adult life guilt has haunted me every day. No, I was never evil or did anything terrible to be ashamed of. It started in early childhood. I was a very conscientious little girl. I tried to … More A Boatload of Guilt
This is the second letter to my younger self in an effort to understand who I am now better and perhaps to help someone else do the same. Hello, young Elaine. You have an exciting life ahead of you in school. You get your first taste of what it is like to live in the … More School: The Place to Learn about Opinions
We have all heard the verse from the Bible: “Blessed are the peace-makers for they shall inherit the earth.” That sounds like quite a rewarding, honorable mission. So peace is a desirable and good quality. But what kind of peace is it that offers such a reward? Inner peace is a home grown commodity; beginning with the seeds … More Which Peace Are We Talking about Here?