A Future Beyond Resolutions

A Future Beyond Resolutions

Round about the first of the year many of us think about resolutions. I’ve been thinking that a better focus is on goals. When we resolve to act a certain way, or refrain from a particular action, these self promises often fall short of completion. Part of the reason...
Prophecies of a 14 Year Old

Prophecies of a 14 Year Old

Sometimes we find great treasures when we move around the boxes in the attic and peak inside.   I had forgotten, but toward the end of eight grade my friends and I wrote a play to perform for the rest of our circle of friends. We were a tight group, as 8th grade girls...
Musings From an Old Sailor

Musings From an Old Sailor

My dad grew up in Salinas, California during the depression. It was of course difficult times for everyone.  He watches his grandsons play among so many choices and retells that the only toys he had to play with were the ones he made. He recalls fondly the best summer...
What? No wine???

What? No wine???

The human body is a walking wonder. There’s so much that’s happening on the inside that we take for granted. We’re not ungrateful. We have to go about our business basically unaware of our internal functioning if we’re going to get anything...
Confidence vs Esteem

Confidence vs Esteem

Is it possible to feel confident and have low self-esteem at the same time? I was wondering about these two important constructs and whether or not it made a difference which I was focusing on while raising my sons. So I looked up the words. Sometimes I like to play a...
Stop and Smell the Flowers

Stop and Smell the Flowers

I am grateful for technology that allows me to dictate this blog, rather than type it manually. I am nursing a second injury to my left hand. First, about a week and a half ago, I accidentally poured boiling water on my left hand resulting in second-degree burns. I...