The Delight of Being Retired

I recently read a book titled The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo. It was a story about the Pope and the Dali Lama hiding out for a few days in the garb of ordinary people. They wanted to be unseen by others so they could see the world again. I love the title… Read More

Crash moments: When everything changes

We’ve all had these ‘crash moments’ in our world. When everything that kept us busy and struggling the night before is gone and something HUGE is on the table. We immediately take stock of our lives and determine what’s most important. The little things fall away. The overcrowded schedules disappear, family meals matter more, communication and honesty are incorporated into conversations again.  Read More

The Sun: Thought-Provoking-my gift to you!

Two years ago at Christmas I received a subscription to The Sun magazine (thesunmagazine.org) And I was confounded. Neither me nor my friend has a religion affiliation unless you call sunrise hikes, evening kayaking or nighttime star-gazing a religion. Which we do, actually. Even still, it took me by surprise. Until I read The Sun. Read More

Unplugging to Stay Connected

One of the greatest inventions in my world when I was a teenager was the LONG cord on the kitchen phone. It offered me almost three feet of privacy. I was still in the kitchen and my family was still around while I talked but I could turn my back to them and imagine I was having a private conversation. Read More