Love, love, love

Love is all you need. It’s no secret I’m a Beatles girl. I’m lucky that I married a Beatles boy, and perhaps because of this, our home is full of Sgt. Pepper, Let it Be, and Abbey Road -isms. We speak in Beatles slang, sing loudly and often, and fill the space with...

Your Presence is Required in the Present

It’s so easy to lose sight of being present. To fall into the plight of living in the future, anticipating, worrying and trying to predict the outcome of a dream or desire. Or to live in the past, replaying moments that are better left behind. I think it comes...

The Other Side of Life

It’s a still morning, the grass a vibrant green from yesterday’s rain – a torrential pour that washed out my seven-year-old nephew’s planned pool party – and at 7am, the view from my library is peaceful, calm. Outside the early rising...

Kind and Careless Crossed the Road

They did not cross it side by side. There are, in my experience, often two paths people take when using their words. They’re either kind, censoring their tongue and thinking before they speak, or they’re careless, allowing sarcasm, jabs, and lack of...

Wonders on a Wintry Spring Day

All the leaves are budding on the maple tree in front of my house. They’re a robust red, really a bright plum color. It catches my eye every time I peek through the open blinds. The bark is dark, like a hoard of borrowers grew cumbersome in their typical evening...