Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 1970 Archives

The DO in DOne…

This is the January page from my 2012 Datebook/planner.  It is available for sale at and at Conventional wisdom dictates that if we take small steps toward a large dream or project…those small steps of DOing will eventually […]


Standing Out…


5 Ways To Stay Connected to Far Away Friends


12 Things to Remember When A Friend’s in Crisis

Family as Friend…

Appreciate Your Friends


“Because I Said So.”

Three Ways to be Sure of Your Path

The Answer is Yes

Six Ways To Walk Your Word

Seven Ways To Remain Calm

25 Ways LEARNING Contributes To a Meaningful Life

I was still a tot when I asked my mother the first question she couldn’t answer.  She sent me to the Library where I discovered the wonder of independent study and learning. Years after, when the President of a regional […]

What Did You Want to Be/Do When You Grew Up?

What Did YOU Want to be/do When You Grew Up? Anyone in the United States that gets a glimpse of a television or hears snippets of radio or cable audio casts knows that Beyonce is a talented singer.  The more […]

7 Ways to Show Respect to a Kid

No Such Thing as “Just A Kid.” Or  Seven Things to Do to Honor a Kid as a Growing Human I pegged the kid at eleven.  Eleven years old.  He was offering an alternative purchasing option to his mother as […]

10 Things That Make an AWESOME day

  Regardless of the story that might surround it, when these ten elements are present in large part or in total on any given day – the day can’t help but be awesome.   Enthusiasm  Begin each day as if […]

5 Meaningful Alternatives to the Question, “What Do you Do for A Living?”

  You know exactly what I mean.  You are at an orientation, a conference, a coffee shop.  You’ve met someone who seems interesting and interested in talking.  What’s one of the first questions?  “What do you do for a living?”  […]

Our Way of Being

Perspective: Fresh Eyes

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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