Christmas Eve 2014 ~ “Hark, I bring you good tidings”

It is soft and quiet at my house this Christmas Eve. I found myself grateful today for this day, this Christmas Eve and for tomorrow, Christmas Day. Despite all the crappy news and usual human messiness, this is the one moment in the West where we try to be good to one another and for […]

Piano Lessons at 30 ~ Boot Scootin’ Boogie?

Y’all may laugh, but at 30 years old, I decided to take piano lessons. Private lessons. I rented a piano, had it delivered to my little one bedroom cottage – high wood ceilings, pane glass windows looking out on a private garden and… it was rent controlled in the infamous Santa Monica, California, back in […]

Don’t Worry, Baby

Sunday is my Sabbath, which I try to keep sacred. I woke this morning and found my mind straying to old painful memories for no good reason, just going there. Plus, I am subject to music Wyrms. If you do not know what that is, trust me, you don’t suffer from it. Okay, I’ll tell […]

Need to Take Five?

Seems there’s lots of activity and craziness today between the news, shopping, tree choosing and trimming, here’s a couple of pieces to help you unwind. You know, there are 1,440 minutes in a day, which makes for 288 five minute periods. Kick your shoes off, relax, take five for you: How about some breathtaking scenery: […]

What I thought life would be like when I grew up

My friend, Jayce68 has taken up the challenge to write a novel of 50,000 words in 30 days (!) – crazy, huh? Fantastic, I say! Jayce68 is famous for posting music to accompany her blogs and since she began her novel, rumored to be a romance, her music tastes are reflected. She posted one last […]

Soul Time ~ the Light and the Dark

Wiley’s Wisdom asked recently “What is your purpose?” What are you here to do from your Soul’s perspective? For Wiley, it is to give joy from the ground up. For me, I have had many answers, but it all comes back to, at the end of my days, facing God, and how I will answer, […]

Watching for Miracles ~ Making Room for God

The celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, began at sundown on Wednesday, September 3 and ends at sundown this evening. It is both a time of celebration and a time of review and atonement. It commemorates the creation of Adam and Eve and the relationship between God and humanity. While it is celebrated […]