Blogs

  • The New Normal

    I almost said this, the other day, to my friend, as she was burying her beloved sister.  But I thought better of it – it sounded too cruel to remind her of her new normal – life without her best friend, her sister. At the …

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  • Inner Child

    I took this from Instagram, from thinkgrowprosper.  It is a beautifully poignant comment about how we should be living. thinkgrowprosper“It demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman as well as the outer and inner expression of human nature. Their inner selves are executed …

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  • A word to the wise

    Once again, I post other people’s words.  They are far better at putting pen to paper than I am, yet they resonate so strongly within me I am compelled to share them with my tiny circle of friends.  Be inspired, be motivated, be loved. Here is …

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  • Nature

    Nature can do a lot to soothe a brain burp. Here, in Oregon, amid trees, waterfalls, and wildlife, I take refuge from the world. Here, things seem calmer, quieter, and more acceptable. Here, I can hear myself think, I can feel my heart swell with …

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  • There is no explanation

    Ever wonder why we even exist?  I do.  But there are no answers.  No explanation. Nothing. So then I wonder “where we are going?” on this journey through life.  And I marvel at how man has developed life, with its many inconvient complications and unintended …

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  • CSPAN – not your usual soundbite

    I love CSPAN. Can’t get enough of it. When my husband is traveling, I have it on all the time. When he is home, I watch it in snippets.  At the gym, I always get one of the channels tuned to CSPAN 1 2 or …

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  • Mark Klein Innovative Hearth Products Reference provided

    If you are searching for references on Mark Klein of Innovative Hearth Products (or of MKG, the Mark Klein Group), please contact me. I can provide references for the years 2011-2013.

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  • Meteoric Demise

    They came in, heralding their expertise. Halfway through it, I knew one was a self-indulgent con, the others just plain conceited and ignorant, a deadly combination. Yet “meteoric rise” was a phrase the con liked to use, but truth was, he’d executed a “meteoric demise”. …

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  • Where does the time go?

    We are struggling to keep up with ourselves. It seems we just got up, and we turn around, and it’s time for bed! Yes, we are early risers. And these days, we are spending about 3 hours hiking the hills. By the time you get …

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  • And here we go

    Enjoying a Saturday morning, after a 3 mile run. Best morning, with coffee and IBD (except the hot water heater stopped working, but that is another story). Sequestration has begun. The President got his tax hikes a while ago, and couldn’t find his way to …

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