The following entry in my mother’s diary started me on a search: October 26, ’42…Today is our 8th anniversary. Little did we dream 8 years ago we would be in the army, living in Miami Beach.
In 2021 I do resolve to try…do any of these give you food for thought?
Books are often doorways to the unknown. Once you step through, you become open to experiences that can change your life. It happened to me.
Please don’t make me get up today. Don’t make me face the drama or lack of Don’t ask me to be of use to others Don’t look for wise food choices from me Don’t think that just because I know better I will do better Just for today let me wallow in a state ofContinue reading “Not Today”
Last week I was with Max, my youngest grandson who is turning 18 on March 15. I was admiring him from behind and made the idle remark that I didn’t know if the back of his head looked like his dad’s or his Uncle Stephen’s. He turned and in an exasperated tone said, “Why can’tContinue reading “Exactly and precisely…as you are”
As 2018 dawned someone asked me how I had done on the resolutions I posted two years ago. Here they are, followed by my thoughts on where I stand with them today. keep in my heart the joy and love I felt during Christmas 2015. to push myself when inertia engulfs me. to use my talents. to squeeze more laughter out. to connect to the positiveContinue reading “Revisiting Old Resolutions”
The following is an essay written by Stelmo Stepp, 16-year-old sophomore at Upperman High School, Baxter, Tennessee. She won a county-wide high school contest with her thoughts. Her mom’s note: This is Stelmo’s essay on diversity. They were told not to write about race or disability, rather another form of diversity they see in theirContinue reading “Diversity”
Today I leave Knoxville at 12:05 pm and arrive in Nairobi at 9:20 pm Thursday. Doubly excited (if possible) because with the help of my friend, Dee White, I am going to be able to visit the Mara Hyena Research Project camp where she volunteers during the summer each year. WOW! Below is an articleContinue reading “Connections!!”
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” Continue reading “Return”
My pc has been broken for over a month now. As silly as it must sound in this day of laptops and tablets and ipads, I have a difficult time using anything but a PC when writing, making changes, etc. So enjoy the peace and quiet for I will be back! Until then, Carpe diem!!!