Blooming

I had some roses in a vase this week, cut from a bush in the back yard. Most of them had run their course and were starting to drop petals but there was one bud that hadn’t yet opened. When I went to throw out the overblown roses I noticed the water had evaporated and... Continue Reading →

Perhaps I Can Simply Love

I've spent this week separating feelings from truth. Because, as my counselor pointed out, while feelings can sometimes point us toward the truth of a situation, sometimes they are just feelings.  Sometimes they lag behind the truth that we have discovered in a situation, so while our minds understand it, our feelings are still operating... Continue Reading →

True Peace Takes Time

This whole new thing I'm doing, speaking up for myself... this whole telling the truth thing. The refusing to continue to keep the peace thing... So as it turns out, when you do that, you don't actually have peace. At least, not right away. I've always prided myself on being a quick study. And then,... Continue Reading →

My New Superpower

The most amazing thing happened today. Well, it started yesterday, when I got upset. That wasn't amazing.  That hurt.  I had asked my kids to pitch in on getting the house ready for the exterminators to rid us of termites.  They never came out and said, "No."  They just didn't do it. Come to think... Continue Reading →

Muffy The Dragon Slayer

Dragons seem to come up a lot in discussion lately. Perhaps it's that I just finished guiding two different groups of high school students through Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Perhaps it's that search I did for a dragon ring so I would remember to bring up the Bad Things in counseling... Continue Reading →

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