First verse of Silver Bells: Christmas makes you feel emotionalIt may bring parties or thoughts devotionalWhatever happens, whatever may beHere is what Christmas time means to me. Composers: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston. My childhood memories of Christmas were about times of happiness, church and celebration of Jesus’s birth, family, food, and of course Santa … More Christmas Memories
I have been thinking a lot about feelings since I am a very feeling human being. During this Covid Virus Pandemic, we all are experiencing different emotions or feelings. I want to sort out some of the emotions we all may have experienced and give some helpful suggestions. The feelings I have experienced include: isolation; … More Pandemic Sanity
Well, it seems I am on a roll of strange events. I signed up for a seminar on Zoom the other night at 7 PM. I had the Zoom class number and passcode on my Google Chrome Notebook. So I opened Zoom and entered the needed details. There was no evidence of anything. It was … More I Heard Voices
I wrote a blog post last year about being aware of the world around us and the pleasures of awareness of the parts of our lives, no matter how small, and how much joy could be found from living in the moment more fully by using our senses. A dear friend of mine, Morag Noffke, … More Mindfulness
In honor or horror of Halloween. This blog is about spiders. Want a creepy scare? See video at bottom of post. Actually I like spiders as long as they are outside of my home. I try to respect all life but some lives are just not wanted in my abode. I also have one cat … More How Do You Feel About Spiders?
You never know how an act of loving kindness will affect someone’s day–or even their life. It was an uncharacteristically warm Halloween night several years ago. All of the trick or treaters had finished their “candy quests.” Since my husband had passed away two months before and my son had moved out of the house … More Sweet Child Surprises Widow Neighbor
Want to read a true spooky story? In Godwin, (near Erwin), North Carolina on a dirt road past the Chicora Civil War Cemetery, sits the antebellum mansion for Oak Grove Plantation. After many years of neglect, much work and money have gone into preserving and furnishing this landmark and museum.. The Lewis family has also … More My Spooky Story For Halloween
A dark shadow in the night, Shining black hair, reflecting light. Armed for defense with sharp claws, Sheathed in padded jet black paws. She watches me with golden eyes. Then runs away with arched tail high. While playing she prepares to jump, But only attacks my blanket’s lumps. Always listening with both ears cocked, For … More My Halloween Cat
This is one in a series of blogposts for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These are some bits of information that I learned whem entering a new relationship. When I was growing up I always wondered how I would know the guy I want to marry is the right one? I want to share some … More Who Loves You Baby?
The phoenix was a mythological creature who dates back to Ancient Egypt but its story has been used for symbolism of similar ideas and beliefs in many cultures. The phoenix is usually depicted as a large red and yellow bird who has no male or eggs in many stories. She is destroyed each year with … More A Tale of Two Phoenixes