Access Happy

A few days ago, I heard a song I hadn’t heard since Bush was President. I was soon smiling on the outside and skipping on the inside. “Happy” A few minutes later, another song reminded me, “Don’t worry. Be happy.” Is there a message here? I didn’t get the worry gene and, believe me, I … Read more

When Is Christmas?

Last week in an online community the host threw a virtual Christmas party. We filled the hour with fun and laughter, but also some remembrances of Christmas past. Getting back to that virtual party. Each of us shared one-sentence memories which our host, Ann Kroeker, compiled into poetry. Please listen to it here. Ann’s voice … Read more

Shattered Brilliance

I’ve always been fascinated by kaleidoscopes. When I was a little girl my grandma had one in the toy box. I still remember it was made out of a cardboard tube with a tin top and hazy plastic bottom. Not much to look at, but out of all the toys in the box, it was … Read more

Where are your thoughts? Why does it matter?

For everyone on your third cup of coffee already….I hope you are in your happy place – not in the middle of a chaotic, “Where did I put my keys” kind of day. Where do those days lead? Right. Straight to a headache. Right now. . . Take a deep breath. Exhale.Right now. . . … Read more

48 years: It Gets Better

When I was a teenager who knew everything, adults who seemed ancient to me at age 55 or 60 kept talking about how tough marriage was. When I knew everything, I wondered why these people stayed married then. After all – if it’s so hard, just make it easy and don’t stay married. Go get … Read more

Christmas is…

When  is Christmas? Oh, I know it’s on December 25th. I know it’s soon, but when is it Christmas for you?  I read an article awhile back that started out something like this. “There’s an old saying that it’s more blessed to give than to receive. I disagree with that … and then the author goes on … Read more