As the date approaches, when I will marry again, my thoughts turn to Archie and I try to “connect” to his essence. I want to know if he is OK with the fact that Tom and I are getting married. I need to know if it is alright to let go completely of the past. … More Lessons in Love
Surprise, surprise! I certainly didn’t think I was a racist or a bigot. I thought I was anything but! I’m nearly 70 years old and I have spent my life judging and condemning bigots and racists, many of whom have been family members. I saw myself as liberal, open minded, tolerant and accepting of all … More A long hard look in the mirror – again
2 Samuel 14:14 from the NLT: “All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.” I am not a … More Angels? Maybe . . .
Mostly I learned how many people don’t have a clue how they are abusing their children. I was not a good mother. I was self-absorbed, selfish and self-centered. I loved my three sons authentically but also egotistically, they were an extension of me. I took great pride in the fact that there probably wasn’t another … More Things I learned about Parenting (while providing equine therapy to young addicts in treatment)
I am reminded, this morning, that not too long ago, perhaps a year, maybe less, my whole life was about Vietnam Veterans, horses, addiction counseling and grief. Those things shaped my identity, dictated who I was or thought myself to be, and determined my actions on a daily basis. Not one of those things remains … More The Last Hundred Miles
What if the physical world; the universe, the stars and quarks and black holes; the earth with all its beauty, majesty, cruelty, splendor; mankind with all its inhumanity, violence, famine, injustice, love, vengeance, greed, compassion, forgiveness were not created by God. What if, all that we experience; see, feel, touch, taste, smell and imagine are … More Thoughts Outside The Box
(Reposted from August 2014) When Archie was diagnosed with cancer, I recognized immediately, that my entire life to that point had been a preparation for the events that were about to unfold. What I did not know, however, was what I would do with the rest of my life following his death. I did not … More Gaining Perspective
I found myself challenging a friend’s post on Face Book today. This young woman is someone I care deeply for and who has a different point of view than I do. Her viewing point does not originate from the same place as mine on the issue of Planned Parenthood. She sees the issue from the … More The Challenges of Change