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On The Winter Solstice

Anyone who knows me or knows anything about me knows how much I love stories. And, I love finding out new things that I can weave into stories. Another thing I love is the beginning of winter, which is marked by the winter solstice. And, I just learned about a […]

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So Late So Soon

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~Dr. Seuss Ah, yes! Here we are once again at the final month of the year. […]

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The Season Of Thanking And Giving

“Thanksgiving,” what a lovely word. It is so associated with the kickoff celebration to the holiday season in the month of November that the word is rarely used in other months. I find that fascinating. To most Americans, the word ‘Thanksgiving’ conjures up visions of roasted turkey stuffed with savory […]

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Slow Down To Savor The Togetherness Of The Season

I hope that you are appreciating the joys of the Thanksgiving season. In this season of Thanksgiving, in our society, we express our gratitude for the fruits of our labors and spend time sharing with those we love and with whom we have enduring relationships. As temperatures get lower and […]

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Following Mother Nature’s Cues For Contemplating Life’s Mysteries

Have you ever noticed how autumn leaves rustle a changing tune in even the slightest fall breeze? Then, slowly, the leaves lose their color and their grip on the trees, thus filling the air with cascades of colorful shapes as they thickly carpet the earth. And the daytime temperatures have […]

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Planning To Retreat

Have you ever taken part in a spiritual or religious retreat? As fall continues its steady progress toward the chill of winter, the word “retreat” comes to mind. Not as an act of “withdrawing from what is difficult, dangerous or disagreeable,” but in the sense of a spiritual retreat. Retreats […]

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