Tag Archives: Inspiration

The First Peony of the Season Bloomed Today

The first peony of the season bloomed today. In my world this is a big deal. You see, I believe that peonies along with calamata olives are absolute evidence that a higher power exists. I cannot imagine two more perfect things! I cut that first bloom and reverently place it in a tiny glass vase […]

A Good Book to Warm the Soul on a Cold Winter Night

 One of my favorite gifts this year came from my dear friend Nancy who lives in North Dakota. Out of a chunky manila envelope tumbled a pair of soft wool socks, a couple of packets of lemon tea and a copy of Mary Pipher’s book ,Seeking Peace- Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World.  The trio […]

Elizabeth Edwards: A Lesson in Living for the New Decade

I did not know Elizabeth Edwards personally, yet her death last month affected me deeply.  I believe many of us “got” Elizabeth. While she was a brilliant intellect and a relentless defender of health care reform, she was also down to earth mom – shopping at discount stores- juggling the challenges of children, career and marriage. […]

Both Sides Now

Friday night, along with 34 million other people across the world, I settled in with my bucket of popcorn and soda to watch the Olympic opening ceremonies. Excitement and curiosity were tainted by the sad and tragic accident of the young Georgian luger just hours before the games opening ceremony. The Olympics amaze me. A […]