Tag Archives: feelings

The sh*t phone is history.

Two years ago before our daughter’s wedding in Italy she asked me to take a picture of her maid-of-honor fixing her hair. “Sure,” I replied and grabbed my old android TracFone and snapped a photo of the precious moment. “Let … Continue reading

Posted in September 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Merry Christmas from our little house in the woods

This is a virtual Christmas card winging through invisible ethers to find you in your own neck of the woods. Whether you’re celebrating the holy-days in your apartment, condo, city house, country land, north woods prairie, beach, small town–I am … Continue reading

Posted in What the Heart Knows | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Lonely at Christmastime?

Here we are. Sitting at the doorstep of Christmas, knocking. Hello, Christmas, 2020. How shall we celebrate you, herald you into our hearts this year? Many of us are alone or semi-alone this holy-day season. We’re isolating in family groups … Continue reading

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Face-in-mud-kind-of-day

Yesterday was one of those days when faith seemed to disappear down the drain. So much for trying to deepen my relationship with the Holy in the waning days of 2020. I couldn’t even find the Holy. I suspect many … Continue reading

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Covid in our neck of the woods

Feeling tense the last couple of days about covid. The only time I felt real fear was on March 14th last winter when we locked down…as the mind imagined all sorts of possible sickness and death scenarios. But cases are … Continue reading

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How are you doing, really?

Today I am thinking of you and you and you. Wondering how all of you are doing, really. It’s been seven long months of this pandemic. The case numbers and deaths are rising and politics can be overwhelming. Many of … Continue reading

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Make a list of good things when you’re feeling blue

Yesterday was *mostly* not a good day. I was quite sad about many things, which shall remain nameless. In the middle of the day, however, my good buddy, Susan and I met for a picnic at the waterfront park. We … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Breathing with trees

Yesterday I sat with my back against an ash tree.  Its top branches waved in the wind about 85 feet above my head.  Barry had pointed out the ash earlier as we peered at it from the kitchen window. “Look … Continue reading

Posted in November 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Annoyed, amazed, humored, and sad. All in one day.

 Very annoying.  Yesterday we “fixed” the wood stove furnace belt, which “entertained” us with squeaky noises for the past month.  An hour later the new belt is entertaining us with different squeaky noises. Can it be fixed? At times squeaky … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

I’m just so annoyed with Sally.

I’m just so annoyed with Sally. Lately Sally talks negatively about almost everything.  She’s judgmental.  She drives me crazy with her pessimistic slant toward life. I lean toward you and confidentially express this. You nod your head and agree.  You … Continue reading

Posted in June 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments