"One thing that I've learned from being in quarantine is that people - this is like being in jail, is what it is," Ellen Degeneres Definitions of Freedom It wasn't that long ago that social media was all up in arms about Ellen Degeneres' coronavirus quarantine quote in response to the stay in place orders…Read more Home Free
“If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.” - Mark Twain Signs of the Times These days I've stopped reading everything but the headlines. When the orange man in the White House or anything related to him appears on my radar, I quickly switch to another more hopeful…Read more Ray of Light
Hunkering Down It's been three weeks or more since I began pseudo-self-quarantining. Making as few "runs" as possible, I've become very strategic about how I expend my energy. When I'm paid, I cash the checks at the bank closest to the most stocked grocery store. If I have to take a bus, it's a short…Read more Going the Social Distance
“The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: ‘Does this spark joy?’ If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge.” — Marie…Read more Is Less More?
Meet Meghan Markle Since Princess Diana left the planet I have not been a big fan of the Royal Family. They will come across my radar occasionally if there's an event that triggers my interest...like watching The Crown on Netflix (excellent show by the way). By contrast, I enjoy watching British programming because it's often…Read more Hegxit…not Megxit
100 Quotes for the New Year (as published in Parade Magazine) 1. “Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” —Jonathan Lockwood Huie 2. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” —Oprah Winfrey 3. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” —Robin Sharma 4. ”Write…Read more Inspiration for 2020
Craving Creativity Years ago I attended a weekly jam session at a jazz supper club and there was a young man who would show up playing a percussion instrument known as 'vibes' or a vibraphone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibraphone). He was quite good and added a wonderful dimension to the jazz and blues sessions. One week he showed…Read more Creative Healing