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This summer has been yet another challenge to my ability to be aware, breathe and let tension go. Such is the rhythm of hope. Sometimes it felt as if all I was saying to myself was “stop-breathe-neck free” over and over again. After six months of seriously looking for a new and brighter home, we…

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My mind is going crazy with so much stimulation; I wake up these days feeling oppressed with the reality that much of the pride I have felt about America is simply a myth. There have been hints all along that America was not formed to be truly “the land of the free” for everyone. I…

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I had thought I would write about the 4th of July holiday and that I would be way ahead, especially since I was nearly a month late writing about Memorial Day. Alas, good intentions sometimes are just that. Life interrupted and my choice has changed. A few days after I originally started I found myself stopping…

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On Memorial Day, which is May 30 here in the US, I started this post. Life intervened soon after and I did not finish. Still, though the day of remembrance is past, remembering those gone from our midst is always timely. On this holiday I was thinking about my uncle, James R. Bonner, who died 6 April, 1945, within the…

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Sometimes I go several weeks without posting, as happened in April. Although in those weeks I had numerous ideas, each time a great idea would be hatched I would not be in a position to write. Then, alas, the excitement about the new idea would slip away. Still, all this time self-awareness and breath continued to keep me…

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