positive thinking

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Turn, Turn, Turn Till You Come Round Right

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed, To turn, turn will […]

One Step Forward, Do Not Stop

It’s difficult to offer praise that hasn’t already been voiced for the January 21 Women’s March for Democracy in Asheville and elsewhere around the world. My dear friend, Andrea Gould, captured my own feelings so well responding to her experience across the continent in Tucson, AZ. I share them here.   Late afternoon now, and for me tears of joy […]

Everything Old is New Again

Alas, we are “only human” and struggle at best to get a broad or long range view of our relative importance to the scheme of things. How futile it is to be a selfish species when in reality, we are only self-centered (like infants) – there is a whole universe of connectedness within which we are just a tiny part. Because we’re only human, we […]

What’s in a Name?

I hate the word “retired.” It brings to mind quilts and pillows. Gone to rest. Out to pasture. But you know me, I’m “not done yet!” I’m still reinventing myself in my thoughts and in my deeds. As far back as 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported on research that validated the saying, “You’re only as old as you feel you […]

Past the Peak

  It’s a beautiful late autumn day on our ridge. What image comes to mind reading those words? Blazing autumn color highlighted by warm Indian summer sunshine perhaps. Not so. While this has been one of the most dramatically colorful and extended fall seasons in Western North Carolina, today the leaves are more brown than bright and a deep mist fills […]