God always reveals something special when I calm down and pay attention. Take cabin cleanup: God transforms raking leaves, shoveling mud, even cleaning toilets into peaceful pastimes. So here’s a play-by-play of my calming cabin cleanup. The cabin hides in the hillside, wide blue eyes gazing languidly at a spring fed river swirling at her … Continue reading Cleaning and Calm…at the Cabin
Easter: New beginnings Easter is here. Wait a minute...Here in New York City where the morning air is punctuated with blasting horns of impatient drivers? New beginnings. Here where motors roar though inches move? New beginnings. Here where sirens blare and remind us of endings? New beginnings here where people push and look down, never … Continue reading Easter: HERE!
Charlie spends his winters at the Keyes Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park, just him and his dog. They live in a little camper. They greet visitors and “keep an eye on things” at night when the winds howl and whistle through the canyon walls and temperatures drop into the 20s. Charlie is the park … Continue reading Type A Travels: Ghost Ranch
FOOD!!! Now that I have your attention, let’s talk. Food and Monday Moods go together. Type A words of wisdom: Don’t connect food with your mood. I’ve been known to eat when I’m stressed. Not healthy. Now my go-to for stress is exercise. Step out. Walk a bit. Pray. If I’m at work and feeling stressed, … Continue reading Monday Mood: FOOD!
I could show you shaky snapshots of palaces, parliament, Westminster and such. These photos were taken from the windy, wet top of a bright red double-decker bus. I stood up, braced my legs and aimed my cell phone camera. The bus careened around narrow curves of London. Cell phone clicking, I tried to avoid masses … Continue reading A Quiet Place
I had to pick up a few things the other day so I stopped by Harrods. I and a thousand other people crammed into their door. There were lots of beautiful things in this historic London store, but they had nothing on my shopping list. Here are some neat views of Harrods and here’s my … Continue reading Harrods Shopping Spree
I walk the steep road to the top of the Royal Mile. A whipping wind swirls my hair in icicle cold. I am resolute to conquer the road which curves its way up a volcanic hillside.I want to say goodbye to Edinburgh Castle, a huge monolith perched on top of its windswept cliff. I’ve talked … Continue reading Scotland: Big, Bold…Fragile