POST- 30 Days of Thankful: Reflection

On the heals of a school year ending badly, despite it mostly being a great year, and an even worse beginning to summer, I was searching for levity to move forward-- in dire need of levity to move forward, a coping mechanism of sorts when I came upon Wayne Dyer's quote which states that if... Continue Reading →


LEOisms: Astrology and other birthday musings…

The funny thing about birthdays is that when you're little they can't come quickly enough, and when you're older you eventually come to deny (or forget) their existence. I think I'd like to go back to 35. I had a fair amount of wisdom, then, my children were still young, and it was a time... Continue Reading →

Summer Garden Splendor


Reading Literature/ Reading Film

Dave Farmer, in his blog Wordsmith & Member of Imagineland, posed an interesting question in his post "Should movies be faithful to the book?" Here is my response to his question : but after replying, I realized there is so much more to say on the topic... Reading Literature/Reading Film This course, which I co-wrote... Continue Reading →


The Only Way

I held you close, my baby boy,my shining starlight,nursed younurtured you,until you could walk Only your walk became a run--boundless energy.I lived through your vivacity:Batman flying over GothamPower Ranger fighting the good fightand my knight in shining armor,you promised to protect meuntil you couldn't Because you were standing on your own--a separate, far away landwhere you hoped... Continue Reading →



Updated: Past the half-way point! And still thankful 🙂

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By writing down one thing we are thankful for each day, we can improve our lives… (Dr. Wayne Dyer)


Thankful 4Think-positive

Instead of dwelling on what is challenging me, I’m approaching the next month with unabandoned optimism.

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(Helen Keller)

30 days: at LEAST 30 reasons to be THANKFUL


Follow along. I’ll add to this post each day. Let’s see how focusing on the positivity in our lives enriches our lives.

Day 30: 7/22
Today I am thankful for my faith. These last two months have been one blow after another and my faith that all of these obstacles are leading to something meaningful has been keeping me going.
Sometimes… All you can do is BELIEVE and I do.

TF believe

Day 29: 7/21
Today, I’m thankful for the time I spent with my sisters. We don’t get this opportunity to have some talk time as much as I’d like. And my sister…

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THE Talk: Educating your children, then letting them go

Giving your kids THE Talk is usually not easy, and I've come to realize I've given them several TALKs from the time they could understand until, now, as young adults. These are moments of imparting necessary pearls of wisdom upon them with the hope that they are listening, even if they only just latch onto... Continue Reading →


Inspiration: “Everything is a self-portrait. A diary.”

I'm exhausted. Mentally exhausted. From reading this book: Diary, Chuck Palahniuk. It's about a woman who you think is crazy, writing a diary about her crazy life, and her crazy mother-in-law, and crazy husband, laying like a vegetable in a coma from an attempted suicide. I had to reread the last two chapters to get... Continue Reading →


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