Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Years ago and I mean YEARS ago a television show called "Kung Fu" taught patience through Martial Arts.   The  Master often said the the petulant student "Patients grasshopper"

Grasshoppers often leap about and the main character had that trait.

I find when I leap about myself my inner Zen says "Patience grasshopper" to me.

Wise words

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


When I rode my bicycle across Alaska in 2000  I rode over MOUNTAINS. I crossed mountains to be able to do that. Hours and miles of training, days and asking for donations. Ultimately  I did it.

Other mountains in our lives seen uncross able, unclimbable yet we do that.  It took patience to make it all happen.

What ever mountain is in your path, keep going and you'll get over it too

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


When things look dim or sadness finds you.  Over a job loss, break up, health issues remember to think of the Good you are. The good within you will come out and conquer all

Peggy Lee said it best

Friday, August 7, 2015


Have you heard "You can't fit a square peg into a round hole?"   I know I have a few times yet still tried to accomplish what cant be done.

It's good to pursue something new yet know limitations

I'm happier with keeping in what fits

Monday, July 20, 2015

I Do

A week ago I married my best friend, the man I that when I first met I knew I'd marry.

A reading in our wedding was from the wisdom of A. A. Milner

"How do you spell love, Pooh?
"You don't spell it, you live it"

That's how we've been since day one, we share ideas, thoughts and dreams.  I didn't fall in love with KD, I walked into love directly, with understanding and action. We do that with each other daily

Let's all say "I do" to showing love to each other

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fitting it all in

Do you ever feel like a puzzle piece in search of that illusive spot to fit in a larger picture?
I know I have.   Keeping balance between n work, home, relationships etc. all are that "BIG PICTURE and I'm a part of it all.

Realizing if I take time and realize I do have a place in it all helps keep focus

Like Pippen, you can find your "Corner of the Sky"   Trust me you do fit in

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Starting Points

This week I began another chapter if not a full book in my life: I'm in graduate school

During a community wide welcoming event this morning the leader handed some one "An entire forest"  though the actual item was an acorn.

Both her explanation and the idea hit me hard - Even a huge forest starts from  seeds or nuts

The "nut" of grad school has been growing in my head/heart for years and now it's blooming. OK a seedling so far but the forest is started

We all can hold a forest in our hands, nurture it and help it grow into a full fledged tree fill space

Lets do it,  together