Ukuleles, banjos and mandolins hanging from racks.

What You Can Do With Four Strings

November 4, 2014

I feel a bit sheepish having to admit I watched a documentary on ukuleles. Yes, ukuleles. There’s a good chance you’re chuckling with Tiny Tim singing “Tip Toe Through The Tulips” springing to mind. Or perhaps you’re humming along with memories of Don Ho strumming “Tiny Bubbles”. Seriously though, could there really be enough to…

Close up of lion's eyes

Being Human At Its Best

October 28, 2014

The past week has been a bit odd. Surreal in many ways. First there’s all the funky weird things one might chalk up to the last week of a Mercury retrograde or just old Mr Murphy putting his law into action. Then to top things off, two deadly attacks in three days were made against…

Rope fence at property line

Don’t Fence Me In

October 21, 2014

I remember hearing a story about how elephants are domesticated and trained. Among other nasty things, an ankle shackle is placed on the wild elephant’s leg and chained to a post. At first, the elephant pulls and struggles against the chain and then gives up after coming to terms escape is impossible. Once broken the…


Finding Change That Sticks

October 14, 2014

Last week I was ready. Even declared out loud I was ready. (What was I thinking!) More accurately, my body had found a window of opportunity (or weakness?) to deliver a message – “ready or not” – to my brain. I felt good, solid, clear – a rightness of the way things were supposed to…


Whose Belief Is It Anyway

October 7, 2014

Clearing the laundry room closet made its way off the to-do list this past weekend. Bag after bag after bag was pulled off the top shelf, much like clowns at the circus popping endlessly from a Volkswagen. How could so many bags possibly be stuffed in such a tiny spot!   Thoughts quickly veered away…

A mishmash of clock faces all showing different times.

Running Out Of Time

September 30, 2014

Last week I found myself lamenting about how little time I had and how quickly the year was speeding by. Did I have a good laugh when an email appeared out of the blue with a link to this comment I made around this time last year:  I’m not sure time could speed up any…


The Beet Grows On

September 23, 2014

If you’ve heard about our “great garden saga of 2014“, the latest chapter was a not-so-freak-these-past-few-years snowstorm two weeks ago. What greens were making their way back from the decimating hailstorm last month suddenly found themselves blanketed by a foot of heavy, wet snow and sub-freezing temperatures. (Remember, this is September!)     Snow melting…


Get By With A Little Hug From Your Friends

September 16, 2014

I’m surprised this pic turned out better than completely fuzzy. Not only was the lighting bad, best efforts at quietly scrambling to shift the laptop webcam into position – the only camera within reach – and capture the moment was destined to abruptly end the heart melt. Snuggling cats ooze cuteness and these two are…


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