Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 1970 Archives

Forgiveness Begins Within


Daily Forgiveness


Remember to Pray…


It’s Friday – Consider a New View of “week end”

Geo Caching As A Metaphor

Geo caching is a little over a decade old and it’s lit sparks of inspiration all over the world.  In its short life geo caching has gathered over 5 million participants world wide. I have always played with metaphor as […]

An Artful Grace for Wednesday

Our thinking should have a vigorous fragrance, like a wheat field on a summer’s night.  – Friedrich Nietzsche – The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.  […]

“Because I Said So!”

World Youth officially ended two days ago.  Did it escape your notice?  Perhaps if you are not closely associated with the Catholic community you didn’t even know there WAS a World Youth Day. (And besides, it’s a bit misleading…because the […]

Sing it out, “Monday, Monday…”

In Honor of Bill Clinton’s Birthday…

I intended to provide an unexpected kindness on this day – the celebration of William Jefferson Clinton’s 65th birthday.  Random kindness where there is a real need.  The only thing more “clinton-esque” would be purposeful informed kindness where there is […]

Rise UP!

How To Make Friends

Enjoy these quotes from my book on friendship: US! Celebrating the Power of Friendship Stand often in the company of dreamers…They tickle your common sense and believe you can achieve things which appear impossible.  mary anne radmacher Smiles are wordless […]

I’ll Take That CUP of CAN’T without the T…

It was my second Saturday that I sat with the small group of knitters.  Once my good friend learned that my passionate interest in knitting was going to “stick” she invited me to be a part of this long-standing group […]

a fresh look at my author site

Thanks for the attention you pay to me, here.  And I hope you’ll find some fresh inspiration at my author site: I’ve put into practice the “what if i pretended this was easy?” question and have grown increasingly comfortable […]

Courage Doesn’t Always Roar…

I used to write at a local coffee establishment. “The Beanery.” They were mad for coffee and the bulk of the baristas were passionate about all things coffee. There was a way to tell: their passion translated into the perfect […]

Weather Backwards?

I listened to my friend as she railed.  Complained. Yes – whined.  And expressed anger at the utter unfairness of it all.  What was she talking about?  The Weather.   It’s backwards!  It’s all wrong!  It’s not fair! Across the world […]

Oh the Sea –

Wild and inviting, is She.   “By the Sea…an easy home is found.”  mar

Compassion and Kindness.

Compassion. Kindness. Both are qualities that increase in capacity by exercise.  The more you demonstrate these qualities the stronger their expression becomes in your life The Practiced Pause.  This is a tool I use  and teach on.  It only takes […]

Magic In YOUR Day

MAGIC: every crevice of our day is stuffed with mystery, unknown capacities and magic that is not fully understood.  mary anne radmacher  

Your PERSONAL Dow Jones Average

What’s Your PERSONAL “Dow Jones” Average? I remember the arguments with CFO, Gene Rager, as vividly as if they were yesterday.  He posited that labor was the only thing worth anything: of any monetary value whatsoever.  Every attempt I made […]

FROM my newest line, “God asked me…

to tell you this.”  You can see and order all these new pieces on my author site:  

Overcoming Obstacles

“How do you DO it?” she demanded. Her tone was a mix of incredulity and anger.  I didn’t know what to say.  I remained silent, anticipating she would tip her hand a bit further with the opportunity.  Indeed, she did. […]

August’s Wake Up Call…

August is the gentle nudge at your shoulder in case you have been sleeping through your 2011 years of dreams and visions and aspirations. “Wake up! C’mon,wake up,” is the voice of August stirring you in to a certain realization.  […]


The country road crew has an ambitious project before them.  So much road repair and only a small window of perfect weather in which to do it. These are hard working professionals.  Their equipment is top notch. They have decades […]

Previous Posts

Overwhelm kicks in when the "everything" is considered in the context of getting it all done. The penchant for expressing our worth  by how busy we are has woven itself into the fabric of our culture. Our worth as a human begins by virtue  ...

posted 12:34:45pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

I Saw My "Shadow" At The Store
I am often in a hurry.  I try to be mindful as I hurry, but still, it's a hurry-up-and-get-the-next-thing-done kind of hurry. And I have lots of "next things." When that hurry-ness combines with anxiety, or concern, or just plain 'ole  tired ...

posted 6:38:58pm Jun. 03, 2015 | read full post »

The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA

posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends

posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »


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