Tag Archives: challenges

The ahhhh of retreat

Good morning, dear blog reader. Let’s talk about ahhhh this morning. The ahhhh of waking up on a fresh Monday morning with light shining through emerald green June leaves.  The ahhhh of feeling centered and “right with the world”.  The … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

My challenges with wood splitter motors and social media

Here is what I am not posting on Facebook:  Our wood splitter motor, RIP, died yesterday.  For five years he thwacked hearty logs in halves and quarters.  We’ll miss him dearly.  He spewed oil and gas fumes upon us as … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 70 Comments

The titillation of conflict

I am still amazed at our human propensity to be titillated about conflict. Something in the human mind loves drama. We so often rush to read about negativity, challenges, despair, suffering. We’re often intrigued to learn more about the day’s … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Could rejection, illness or suffering ever be a blessing?

We tend to think of blessings as positive happenings in our lives. We win a million dollars, we secure the desired job, we raise perfect children, we finish school, we live secure and content happily ever after. We tend to … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Sitting again beside the hearth of a beloved poem

The Guest House This being human is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all: Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading

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Preciousness of life

Sometimes the world seems like a dismal place, a sorrowful place, a filled-with-suffering place. Tornados roar and hundreds die.  Wars gun down thousands.  Hurricanes strike.  Earthquakes rumble and swallow.  We humans bemoan health care or politics or dozens of other … Continue reading

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