Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 2011 Archives

An Appointment With Mystery

Thomas Merton’s words are traveling with me, daily, all through 2011.  What a great and inspiring companion he is.  I share a page from my personal commonplace book here.  I ask you this – “If you had an appointment with […]

Clip It!!!

I had so much fun seeing how my friend, Kathleen, repurposed things in her home.  My husband and I have a few kind of “spendy” bag closures.  No more!  From now it’s clothespin all the way.  I picked these decorated […]

You’ve Got Mail

I pulled the box of mold-made Italian papers from my drawer.  I was writing a letter to a friend and I wanted to make it extra special.  It wasn’t her birthday.  It wasn’t a holiday.  I wasn’t celebrating anything in […]

Warp Speed

“Crazy busy,” is a frequently used phrase in the social media “status” bar.  It seems like nearly everyone is zipping and moving faster than ever before.  Rather than a letter taking days to arrive at our friend’s doorstep, there is […]

Previous Posts

REMEMBER AND DO WHAT MATTERS

posted 2:54:50pm Jul. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Upset About the Hobby Lobby / Supreme Court Decision
Or, are you celebratory of the decision?  In any event, people often inquire what can one person do about such large matters? I offer a sixty word summary first and then in 1051 words I explore more deeply.  My perspective is one of chagrin at the Constitutional compromise that the decision repres

posted 2:31:51pm Jul. 02, 2014 | read full post »

Is There Such A Thing as an Ordinary Day?
I found myself looking about the tasks of my day and I casually assessed, "Well, this is just an ordinary day." I immediately countered that observation.  June 25, 2014.  Unrepeatable.  Never to be seen again. These seconds,as they sweep past, will never whooosh in precisely the same configura

posted 1:25:23pm Jun. 25, 2014 | read full post »

What Can You Do to Stop Gun Violence?
Pay attention to what the Brady Bill people are doing on June 21: ASK the question.  Share with your neighbors, family and school.  And then, ask the question and DO something about the answer.  

posted 1:26:49pm Jun. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Mass Shootings
   

posted 1:23:17pm Jun. 10, 2014 | read full post »


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