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On today’s walk, I was blessed with the awareness of birds.  What joy, beauty, and magic they bring to our world!  Rachel Carson was right, if we somehow managed to kill off all the birds – through the short-sightedness of […]

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Julie Andrews was right, it truly does help to remember your favorite things.  I love to ask people: What are your favorite things?  I love the variety of answers I get.  Some people list things and some people list activities.  […]

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In honor of the Summer Solstice, here are some suggestions of how to spend a summer day. If the temperature is comfortable where you are, get a lounge chair or spread a sheet out on the lawn (if you’re in […]

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About fifteen or twenty years ago, my friend, Will, gave me a recipe for a peaceful life.  He is only a year older than me, but he’s a wise one.  He said, “Spend an hour each morning watching the sunrise.  […]

In this new house which I am sharing with a roommate, I have two rooms to myself.  Each of them has one window.  They are perfectly fine rooms, but I am someone who craves light with a passion.  I like […]

My last two days were busy with packing and moving.  Again.  For the second time in one month. But this time since I hadn’t actually unpacked much from the last move (I had been traveling,) it wasn’t quite as strenuous.  […]

I love sleeping with the window open and letting the sounds and scents of nature tantalize my sleepy morning self. The songbirds begin their chirping and singing long before the sun clears the horizon.  Their happy song is so full […]

My firstborn niece got married on Saturday.  She was absolutely gorgeous – in the prime of her youth and beauty, glowing and happy among her friends, her family, and her new husband. I had taken a number of pictures that […]

Tonight there will be a full moon.  It may be rainy and cloudy tonight, but it wasn’t a few nights ago when the luminous moon radiated its beauty.  I love full moons. I remember when I was a young teenager […]

I have returned for a visit to my home state of Pennsylvania for my niece’s wedding.  I have been away for three months, immersed in the new and marvelous experience of living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  And now not […]

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