wisdom


Remembering Heroes

On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another […]


One is Not the Loneliest Number

Parts of my body have been removed and/or replaced and others are definitely not what they used to be. I’ve lost much: muscle tone, the shine in my hair, the brightness of my teeth, and some stamina. My skin is thinner and even insignificant bruises can become permanent marks of […]


A New Take on Old Ideas 1

I got an unexpected and much appreciated call from my first friend yesterday. We’re coming up on the Jewish New Year and Lynne, who I’ve known since the fifth grade, phoned from New Jersey to span the distance and reconnect for a few precious minutes. Within the flow of our […]


What I Learned on the Mountain 2

Warm enough today to stroll with a light jacket, unzipped. Yay! Lenten roses and daffodils blooming, cherry trees and star magnolias swollen and almost ready to pop. First serious allergy attack last evening. Spring is definitely marching closer (no pun intended.) I walk the forested hills near home. Believing that relocation […]


Stalling or Starting Out at 60, 70, and Beyond 4

A few months ago, my friend and writing mentor, Peggy Millin (Clarity Works), wrote a blog entry called “Right Time, Right Path: Now”. In it she detailed and pondered on her feeling of being “stalled,” not just as a writer, but as a woman realizing the many miles she’s already logged on life’s journey and the impact the […]


Bury Your Head in the Sand and the Tide Will Carry it Away

So it seems that in order to protect their investment in land along North Carolina’s coast, certain folks are focusing their efforts on denying the rising tides. This article in the Washington Post explains the how and why. I chose the blue footed booby to illustrate this post because that’s […]


Reaching Your Peak

  My plan this morning was to avoid electronics, so I brought a book and a print newsletter with me to the breakfast table. The first article to catch my attention in the AARP Bulletin was a feature interview with Arianna Huffington by Deidre Donahue. Ironic that her second interview […]


Look to the Trees, Bend with the Breeze

I’ve sent out several copies of my manuscript to “early readers” for feedback. One of them sent me this poem, saying the words in my book made her remember the poem. I am glad she did. The poem resonates for me with my love and respect for nature, the lessons […]