Tag Archives: thoughts

Radical acceptance and October snow

Good morning, dear readers. Just got inside after scraping off eight or ten inches of crusty snow from the car. While I was out there in the dark, I warmed up Barry’s car before he left for work. It’s 28 … Continue reading

Posted in What the Heart Knows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

The unsayable and the ordinary

I have been trying to write a blog since 6:30 a.m. Two creative writing pieces. Each one started strong, dribbled out in the middle and seemingly died a dark and exhausted death. Kind of like carved-out pumpkins jeering back at … Continue reading

Posted in October 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

I am a sheeple with my big wooly sheep coat. (And so much more.)

I am a sheeple with my big wooly sheep coat. You can herd me in your meadows and I will do what you say: obey traffic signs, wear masks on airlines during a pandemic, attend public schools, collect a social … Continue reading

Posted in October 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning.

Winter winked its lazy ice-blue eye at us this morning. Thirty seven autumn degrees, it nodded. Prepare thyselves. I am coming. Just around the pumpkin bend. Dig up those garden carrots. Finish those bunching onions. I’m coming first for the … Continue reading

Posted in September 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

The beginner’s guide to meditation (and we’re all beginners)

Today a Facebook friend complained that he tried meditation and only lasted seven, maybe eight, seconds. He didn’t know if he had attained a state of mindfulness but made a list of 73 things he wanted to accomplish today. He’s … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

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

Mouse, grudges, virus, sirens and baby robins

I wrote a long blog post earlier this morning filled with too many words about my own opinions involving emotions and the human nervous system. Now it feels like there’s no life or ooomph or immediacy in that post, so … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

After the storm

Storms sweep around, between and through us all the time. Nature sometimes delivers with a vengeance, doesn’t she? Viruses, bacteria, parasites, cancer, heart attacks, tornados, fires, hurricanes. Storms sweep through our lives, often arriving unexpectedly, tearing up trees, homes, emotions. … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

The herd is our brother, too

All week I intended to share a poem here.  Written six days ago.  I lounged on the couch in pajamas pre-dawn last Wednesday, happily anticipating quiet peaceful meditation.  Instead, a poem lassoed me.  The poem circled its rope from the … Continue reading

Posted in May, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 58 Comments

Back in the blogging saddle (yet again)

Dear Blog Readers, I know it’s been almost ten months since last writing here.  No excuses.  The muse simply departed and headed elsewhere.  No huge creative outpourings arose.  The camera rarely clicked.  My WordPress plan expired and they insisted upon … Continue reading

Posted in May, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , | 47 Comments