• John, age 17
    Courage,  Life Experiences

    The Sound of Silence

                            “THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE ISN’T HATE, IT’S INDIFFERENCE.“ Let me preface this piece by stating that I am sure Trump supporters are as scared of Vice President Biden as I am for their choice. I read some of the quotes from Elie Wiesel, a man who wrote 57 books, won the Nobel prize, was a prisoner in Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the Holocaust – you know, that event in history that never happened. I have read about him over the years and decided to look him up on Wikipedia and read some of his quotes. I was stunned. There are too many to get through, so I selected some…

  • Child playing with a soccer ball.
    Life Experiences,  Life transitions

    Could This Be A Spiritual Awakening?

    I have had several of those lately. Have you? I lost count on how many times I started to write a blog. One was Pot Pourri – again.  That didn’t work. Then I named one “Creativity in this Chaos.” Nah! Today that all changed, and I found something that touched me in an unexpected way. It’s possible that I’ll include some comments on how people have been creative – who knows once I start writing. The challenge is, as I have mentioned more than once, I don’t have the normal writer’s block.  I have too many subjects that catch my writing spirit. Certainly, there is enough going on to write…

  • journal with notes
    Humor,  Life Experiences

    Life’s Realities and What We Can Do About Them

    Isn’t it strange how things just show up and bring a smile, laughter, or a message? Just recently I decided to clear my desk. I haven’t quite completed it yet as I have a habit of taking one pile of papers and making another pile. Crazy and lazy. One time I moved the keyboard and found some Angel Cards that must have fallen out of the box. In case you don’t know about them, they have a word or two and a picture of a little angel. There were seven and contained the following topics: TRANSFORMATION HEALING HUMOUR FAITH RELAXATION DISCERNMENT PRESENCE I had no idea they were there. However,…

  • Canadian Geese Flying
    Courage,  Life Experiences

    PTSD

    Do you ever have one of those ideas and don’t know where to start writing about it, yet you know you have to?   Writing isn’t only about you and your experience.  It is the hope that it will help someone else with their challenges. However, this is all about me and if you get something from it, I’m delighted. Last Friday, February 28th I believe, I was talking to some friends and mentioned that I had an elevated blood pressure reading. Two of those friends are nurses, Jeff and Fran. I made little of it and so Jeff went to his car and brought his equipment back with him,…

  • woman holding a camera
    Life Experiences

    Ageism

    What is old? Some time ago one of my children on my asking her a question said, “I just told you that”. I said, “Do you know how many times I had to repeat myself when you were little?” It never happened again. According to my favourite reference book, The Oxford English Dictionary, Ageism is prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of age. I AM NOT AGING. I AM RIPENING. I AM SEASONING. I AM WEATHERING. I AM MARINATING. I AM THRIVING. We have to pay attention to our responsibility to ourselves as we live in one of the worst countries regarding the aging population. We pay more for car…

  • Little boy with his hands touching a paper cut out of a red heart.
    Helping Children,  Life Experiences

    Oh, Those Days

    This won’t be published before Mother’s Day 2019, but it is still important. Maybe the message will prepare those concerned for the coming year. The “days” I refer to are labeled, Mother’s Day,  Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day and then Parents’ Day, as if Mother and Father didn’t get gifts the first time. There are celebrations galore and people are made to feel special. For one day. I am a real Scrooge about these days for a variety of reasons. Firstly let me protect myself before the attackers take over.  Whomever wants to celebrate those occasions need to do so. These are merely my opinions. My children were raised to believe…