What I have learned

At a business I patronize weekly, a couple of people voiced grievances about me and the owner called to address the issue. It wasn’t a right or wrong kind of situation. Just the result of miscommunication or more accurately lack of communication since noone had talked to me directly. To my own surprise, I didn’t…

An army to keep her safe

I love books. I love to be surrounded by them. I love to touch them. I love the crispness of thick glossy paper and the rugged feel of cloth binding. I love the shine of gold leafed editions. I love the musty smell of weathered well loved oldies. I love the strong scent of brand…

Does exercise matter?

This morning I felt happy. I was having a delicious breakfast: a croissant and a coffee protein shake. The sun was shining. A wonderful breeze fanned my lanai. I was reading a good book (A girl of the Limberlost). When I feel this great, I usually stop and asks myself: what is making me feel…

Are you rich?

rich riCH/ adjective 1. having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy. People believe widely different things about money. Some believe that money is the root of all evil. Others believe that money can be a useful tool for the betterment of the world. Objectively speaking, money is neither good nor bad in and…

A letter to Tom Cruise

Dear Tom Cruise,  I’m not a fan. By that I do not mean that I don’t like you. I just mean that should I see you somewhere tomorrow, I wouldn’t wave or scream or make a scene or even ask you for your autograph. That’s not my style. You’re just a person. Different life. Different…

All in a week

As the weekend approaches and I look back on the past week, it’s easy to see where I fell short. This week, there wasn’t any exercise. There wasn’t any grappling. There was chocolate, wine, one lemon bar and shortbread cookies. There wasn’t any meditative quiet time. There were no morning pages written. There was a…

The master key

I just returned home from two weeks in Japan and I got sick. It started with a dry cough. Then the fever kicked in. Sneezing. Congestion. Sinus pressure. I spent the past two nights on the couch and tonight will probably find me there as well. These are definitely not-much-fun kind of days but I…