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Raising children without NO

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Exhausted, I slumped into the chair. Our daughter toddled over to the DVD player and started pushing buttons. I blurted, “No, no.” She looked at me, smiling, almost smirking, and pushed a button again. I didn’t feel as though she […]

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Streamlining relevant religion

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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Ramping up on Relationships

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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Why read the Bible?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The luxury of easy access to a variety of God-oriented books in the 21st century sometimes draws my attention away from reading the Bible. The Bible can be a rather hairy read, all the drama, killing, adultery, incest, torture, and […]

Sudden Occurences

posted by Cheryl Petersen

We try to guard against… Power surges. Volcanic eruptions. Malicious outbreaks. Angry explosions. Love frenzies. Emotional outbursts. But, let’s not guard against sudden forgiveness, quick healing, or an up-surging of love.

homo- hetero- or God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Homosexuality throws society out of the rut of conformity. In the 21st century, not many people can escape dealing with homosexuality or gender change. Heartache, courage, freedom, and perplexity surround the topic, forcing society to judge one’s self and others, […]

Preserving herbs

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Tis the season to dry herbs… It is best to harvest the herbs and flowers early in the morning, after the dew dries. Try to avoid harvesting during the heat of the day. You can hang stems of herbs (e.g. […]

Zen Kitty and the Mind

posted by Cheryl Petersen

As Cheryl reads the book, Animal Wise, by Virginia Morell, I can see her thinking. The book talks about researchers who are finally admitting that we animals think and feel and have soul. It was hard for the scientists to […]

Taste testing syrup

posted by Cheryl Petersen

At a Forest Festival in a nearby Village, a maple syrup test was set up. Maple syrup from eleven local producers here in upstate New York, was placed in numbered bottles. A wild card bottle had Aunt Jemima syrup in […]

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Getting along
Every time steam starts coming out my ears when my husband annoys me, I remind myself, there is no lack of ideas, and I simmer down. It’s not that I’ve adapted to annoyance in our 32-year marriage. It’s that I’ve realized that I can ...

posted 8:09:05am Jul. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Accessing Spiritual healing
In the face of the hard cold fact that nothing in this human reality is perfect, society struggles for perfection. The call for greener cleaners, more efficient vehicles, better attitudes, and a healing religion reverberates around the earth ...

posted 7:42:00am Jul. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Silence
We have a baby in the house. It’s been a long time since our daughters were young and we had to “shhh, be quiet, the baby is sleeping.” It’s nice. The quiet. I have a neighbor who spends every Monday in silence. He speaks to no ...

posted 7:43:00am Jul. 19, 2015 | read full post »

The pill dress
If you get a chance to tour the Medical Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, I recommend, jump on it. Last month, I joined a group with an English speaking guide at the Museum and heard a simple, yet clear description of the history of ...

posted 7:41:21am Jul. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Selfie didn't get in the way
I was covering a story. The local Heart of the Catskill Humane Society’s annual meeting. The Society’s board of directors gave the public details about finances and that year’s events. It costs $1,100 per day to keep the no-kill shelter ...

posted 6:46:09am Jul. 07, 2015 | read full post »

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