I Hear the Universe Speaking

The state of our troubled world is brought ever more close with the massacre on 14 March 2019, in Christchurch, NZ! No matter whether you are for or against globalization, it is here. Our world becomes smaller and smaller! We feel in our broken hearts and gut the travesties which keep happening not only at home, but…

NOTICE! It is the Little Things!

Every morning around 7:30, 5 days a week, I get into our car and drive out of our garage to carpool. Because we live in a condo and the garage is below the building, at the gate there is a parking attendant sitting in a small booth. Each day we greet each other with a smile and…

What? Lean on a Weakness?

OK, the first sentence of this blog, which I drafted several weeks ago, was this: “as we start a New Year I plan to write  more regularly.” It is pretty obvious that I have already not moved forward in this area. For longer than I wish to admit, projects, large and small, have been lying…

A Lesson in Exuberance

Earlier this week would have been my friend Hyacinth’s 79th birthday. I miss so much about her and I am thankful that I had some time to know her. I smile as I remember the first time we met. We went to the Roanoke, VA airport to meet her and Nelson  when they arrived from Toronto…

Suicide

Several events in the past couple of months have stopped me in my tracks and pushed me to reconsider how I am going to spend the rest of my life. I started thinking about this more after the death of one of my dearest friends. He lived a long and very productive life, but losing…

The Power of Hope and a Dream

In general, I have felt a bit more hopeful the past couple of weeks. I am not that sure if my hope is well-founded or folly.The world’s political climate is still a mess. However, the truth of it is that denying that mess is certainly folly, but stopping to look at circumstances that give hope…