Johann Georg Leinberger, 1729 - 1731.
Death blowing bubbles.
Every time I read/view this, I laugh.
Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)
"WE IMPROVE OURSELVES BY VICTORIES OVER OURSELVES. THERE MUST BE CONTESTS, AND WE MUST WIN."
Maybe possibly completely in love with this song.
I make playlists as a form of meditation
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Dear Declan, Now we begin your tenth orbit around the sun. It’s the last year that your age will be identified with a single digit, the closing of your time […]
Juniper’s Big Adventure By Declan and his mom Declan and I wrote this together by hand, passing the notebook back and forth, each taking a turn at contributing a line […]
“People help you, or you help them, and when we offer and receive help, we take in each other. And then we are saved.” – Anne Lamott I sat alone […]
My son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]
One of my first official acts as a newly minted 40-year-old was to help my mother pronounce my stepfather dead after a prolonged and terrible brain illness. It was dawn […]
At the beginning of the year, I made the aspiration to read fewer Buddhist and self-help books. I bought and started Just Kids by Patti Smith, but I didn’t get […]
There I was, trying to get a few things done at my mom’s dining room table, when Melvin arrived to pick up my great-grandmother’s couch. It will be refinished by […]
I like faith. Religion is full of thistles and barbs and egos making strange decisions in the name of morality. It’s full of rules and politics that seem arbitrary; a […]
Posted on February 2, 2012 | 2 CommentsThe news was bad for dogs last week. Apparently, dragons hate them, so the new Chinese year is predicted to be a rough one for people like myself, born in […]
Posted on January 17, 2012 | No CommentsI don’t sleep so well. Every other night, I find myself awake at odd hours to warm a mug of milk, stretch my hips or play racquetball with difficult thoughts […]
Posted on November 22, 2011 | No CommentsA dragonfly hovered strangely at eye-level outside my car window in August. I thought it must mean that my friend Joan was dead. I was stopped at a red light. […]
Posted on November 10, 2011 | 4 CommentsI just returned from a beautiful memorial service in Loveland, Ohio, for my dear friend and colleague, Linda Sanders-Wells. Everyone there was invited to share their experiences of her. This […]
Posted on September 21, 2011 | 2 CommentsSo I took the better part of a year to complete the 12 Steps (for codependents). I thought finishing them would crack my life wide open. There were days when […]
Posted on August 23, 2011 | 1 CommentWe listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood. As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]
Posted on July 8, 2011 | 2 CommentsI have become an aficionado of science documentaries; a connoisseur of Cosmos, a knower of Nova and a devotee of the Discovery Channel. Because space remains the iron core of […]
Posted on May 19, 2011 | 2 CommentsDear Declan, You are six today. Six! That’s halfway to twelve. That’s one-third of the way to 18. You’ve grown so much this year. Taller. Wiser. Kinder. More confident, and […]
Posted on May 2, 2011 | 3 CommentsMy mom broke into bedtime last night to deliver “good news and bad news” to me. Apparently we are descendants of early U.S. settler Richard Treat, which means that we […]
Posted on April 17, 2011 | No CommentsArrow came along about one year before my son did. A rescue puppy, he’s always been a bit troubled, and a regular pain in the butt. Since we only know […]