Friday, December 28, 2007

It's been a long time since I've posted.
There really is a lot going on so I have no reasons
I'm excited about meeting my classmates and teacher in person.
Yes! We've finished our first semester, well, after "intensive" we'll be finished
Finished, and ready to begin fresh.
Our textbooks for second semester are so full of promise, I can hardly wait.
I've got that school-girl ting going on,
"will they like me?"
But, if I'm feeling this way, chances are some of my classmates are as well.
Well, let me think.
Maybe they really aren't in the same place.
Two of them live so close they can visit in person.
Two of them are already close friends of the director.
One of them is traveling with her boyfriend.
I better get over myself
I seriously doubt my classmates are going through the
"will they like me jitters."

I got to practice my class work on my pops today.
He really liked it.
I think - (I hope)
I'm ready.

Now it's your turn.
What's going on where you are?

waiting to hear from you -

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Publilus Syrus

"It is no profit to have learned well,
if you neglect to do well."

Monday, December 10, 2007

Great Thought:

"Millions of unprejudiced minds
simple seekers for
weary wanderers, athirst in the desert
are wait
ing and watching for rest and drink.
them a cup of cold water in Christ's name,
and never fear the consequences."

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


"What may be done at any time
will be done at no time."
Scottish Proverb

Friday, November 30, 2007


"Joy is not in things -
it is in us."
Richard Wagner

Friday, November 23, 2007

MUCH to be Thankful About.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Quote of the Day
"If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt,
it means you never take any chances."
--Julia Sorel

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thankful People

Yes, of course, it's the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Are we all "counting blessings?"
I find myself in the middle of someone else's friction. Now, what that heck does that say? What am I to learn about it? After a few hours of doing my best to please from my corner - I still don't know the answer.
But . . .

I did hear a cool little snippet that makes my heart happy.

Someone was quoting a song . . . "I'm drinkin' from my saucer because my cup is overflowin'."

Whatever else is going on in the world, or anywhere around me - My Cup is Overflowing with great gobs of GOODNESS. Am I sipping from the saucer? Nope, even though it's a spiffy lyric, I am splashing all around in the Flow AND I hope lots of it splashes around and spills over on everyone.

hi-de-ho from the grateful one.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


"One person with a belief
is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests."
--John Stuart Mill

Saturday, November 03, 2007


I have been thinking about class last Tuesday.

One of my beautiful classmates wondered
how she would ever be able to do what was expected.
She studies everyday and practices what she learns.
She also works.
It was brought up in class about "Torah Study."
Her concern was about how many hours in a day.
Where could she find more time to study scripture?

Our teacher is wise.
He explained that "Torah"
means "Teaching."
It's true that it also means the five books of Moses,
and the Psalms, and the Prophets
But - it means study or the teaching of things that lead us to God
To Our True Self
The One

So, it reminded me of a story I learned from our teacher
about the Holiday that is celebrated when we come to the end of the Book
and start over.
There is a day - a Holiday
when we dance with the Torah.

So, there was a group of students dancing with their teacher
(The Baal Shem Tove - Master of the Good Name)
and the Torah
(The scrolls they learn from)
and, as it was being handed from the teacher
to a student
someone in the room realized the teacher
became the Torah.
His Life Is A Torah.

We all become the
Word of God
by dancing/living in Joy
the things we learn
about who we are
The One.

What do you think?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

From My Dear Friend, Manya:

There are two ways of spreading the light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
—Edith Wharton

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Good Morning!

yes, it IS a good morning - even if it seems to have begun as a "false start."
My teacher sent a perfect message that arrived just in time to assist me. He reminded us all that "Every Delay is Perfect." We were also reminded this week that Divine providence - is down to the details. So, what seems like a challenging morning - is a BLESSING. I shall continue to remember this, and Look for the Holy One throughout this day . . . and the next . . . and the next . . .

Although, I hope most of the next days - and even this one in a while, will seem more pleasant.

Continuing the Journey!
'bye for now - (hi-de-ho!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quote of the Day

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared."
--Eddie Rickenbacker

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Swedish Proverb

This morning I read that it's not wise to throw out the old bucket until you are certain the new one holds water.

Fun stuff to consider early in the morning.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007

oooh - I like this

It's from "The Message"
just wanted to share w/you

Psalm 33
20-22 We're depending on God;
he's everything we need.
What's more, our hearts brim with joy
since we've taken for our own his holy name.
Love us, God, with all you've got—
that's what we're depending on.

A David Psalm, When He Outwitted
Abimelech and Got Away
I read this a few days ago - and I've continued to use it - almost like a cheer:

"Error, error, get right out - I've got God to think about."

Workin' for me - you might want to try . .

'bye for now!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

"It shall be that all those who are left over from the nations who have invaded Jerusalem will come up every year to worship the King Hashem, Master of Legions, and to celebrate the festival of Tabernacles (Succot)" (Zechariah 14:16).

Isn't it wonderful? There is always more to learn.
"...time and again we indeed find that the greatest lives are those beset by travail and challenge; that the most balanced personalities are forged by the need to deal with changing circumstances and to constantly adapt to new climates and environments.

. . .Why is it that the individual who enjoys a tranquil existence is never as "fragrant" and "delectable" as the one who is battered by the vicissitudes of life?"

from I was studying this morning - and this encouraged me. I've had a challenging time of it for the last while - now I see it's all meant for Good.
Thank God!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Monday Nights

Lately, on Monday evenings I've been on the phone with a collection of smart and interesting people studying the Baal Shem Tov (Master of The Holy Name.) Unlike most classes, we have begun to discuss (and add to our lives) the essence of the subject, instead of studying "facts." It's the best way to study ever. I wonder no one has decided this is how edcation should be.

Perhaps it's only because the teacher is so remarkable.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hilda enters a curtain shop and asked the assistant for a very small set of curtains.
the assistant asks "why are you looking for such a small set of curtains?"
"well" says Hilda "its for my computer"
Confused, the assistant replies "madam, computers don't need curtains"

Smiling, Hilda says "HELLO!!! It's got Windows"


19th Century Chassids

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Quote of the Day

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bedtime Prayer by Rabbi Michael Lerner

YOU, my ETERNAL FRIEND, WITNESS now that I forgive anyone who hurt or upset me or who offended me-

- damaging my body, my property, my reputation
- or damaging people that I love--
whether by accident or purposely-- with words, deeds, thoughts or attitudes.

I forgive every person who has hurt or upset me.

May no one be punished because of me.

May no one suffer from karmic consequences for hurting or upsetting me.

Help me, Eternal Friend, to keep from offending You and others.
Help me to be thoughtful and not commit outrage by doing what is evil in Your eyes.

Whatever sins I have committed, blot out, please, in Your abundant kindness, and spare me suffering or harmful illnesses.

Help me become aware of the ways I may have unintentionally or intentionally hurt others,
- and please give me guidance and strength to rectify those hurts--- and to develop the sensitivity to not continue acting in a hurtful way.

Let me forgive others,
- let me forgive myself--but also let me change in ways that make it easy for me to avoid paths of hurtfulness to others.

I seek peace, let me BE peace.
I seek justice, let me be just.
I seek a world of kindness, let me be kind.
I seek a world of generosity, let me be generous with all that I have.
I seek a world of sharing, let me share all that I have.
I seek a world of giving, let me be giving to all around me.
I seek a world of love-- let me be loving beyond all reason,
beyond all normal expectation, beyond all societal frameworks that tell me how much love is "normal,"
- beyond all fear that giving too much love will leave me with too little.

And let me be open and sensitive to all the love that is already coming to me,
- the love of people I know,
- the love that is part of the human condition,
- the accumulated love of past generations that flows through and is embodied in the language,
o music, recipes, technology,
o literature, religions, agriculture,
o and family heritages that have been passed on to me and to us.

Let me pass that love on to the next generations in an even fuller and more explicit way.

Source of goodness and love in the universe, let me be alive to all the goodness that surrounds me.
And let that awareness of the goodness and love of the universe be my shield and protector.

Hear the words of my mouth and may the meditations of my heart find acceptance before You, Eternal Friend, who protects and frees me.

Monday, September 10, 2007

"One who engages in illusions of grandeur is fooling no one but himself. And what's the big deal about fooling a fool?"

Rabbi DovBer

Exodus 12:2 "This month shall be to you the beginning of months"
Study thoughts for this day.
Super appropriate for today.
Kinda makes me grin, knowing God provides
what we need
for exactly the right time.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Cowboy Film

A Really Good One.

School has FINALLY begun. It's better than I imagined. I've learned (through the reading assignments) that many of the things I wished for are actually true. I just didn't know where to look before. This is a two year course, I can't even imagine the treasure that will be uncovered for me. I promise to share with you.

When I know about future presentations, I'll post them -

of course you are invited.

One of the wonderful recommendations our teacher has made is for us to find a mentor close to us. (He is our mentor, of course, but he is far away. It's better to have someone close, someone who can know us better, easier.)

I am here, at my desktop, trying to compose a letter to the




Rabbi Susan Talve.

I know she is one of the busiest people in the region. Perhaps God will whisper into her ear that I would truly honor her help and do my best to make her proud.

Ooooh, I shiver with hope.

'bye for now!

ps - How could I forget? The comic strip is from my favorite - "Rose Is Rose."

Look at the first picture
and you can see where this guy broke through the guard rail
(right side where the people are standing on the road).
His truck left the road, traveling from right to left.
He flipped end-over-end,
across the culvert outlet and landed on the left side of it.
Now look at the 2nd picture below

Friday, September 07, 2007

from my friend:

THE GINGHAM DRESS................

A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, steppedoff the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the Harvard UniversityPresident's outer office.
The Secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business atHarvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge.

"We'd like to see the president," the man said softly."He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped.
"We'll wait," the lady replied.
For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged andgo away.They didn't, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, eventhough it was a chore she always regretted."Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave," she said to him!He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn't have the time tospend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.The lady told him, "We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus."
The president wasn't touched. He was shocked."Madam," he said, gruffly, "we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died.
If we did, this place would look like a cemetery.""Oh, no," the lady explained quickly. "We don't want to erect a statue.? We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard."The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, "A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard."For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now.The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is that all it cost to start a university? Why don't we just start our own? "Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where theyestablished the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothingfor them.---- A TRUE STORY by Malcolm Forbes"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did." "But people will never forget how you made them feel".

Storming Like Crazy

Oops! What is happening? I have friends playing music at a huge art festival outside this evening and it's storming like crazy. Yikers! I assured them the planners would be prepared for rain, which is what we had all day. But this is a step beyond rain. Stormy. Well, one thing for sure, God Knows what He's doing.

I picked up a magazine this afternoon and on the back page my old friend, Swami Beyond Ananda had an article. That man is so funny. I remember all of us trying to sit quietly and relax in the mountains, even two days after his concert ans we still were laughing so hard - meditation in any traditional way was out of the question.

My class has begun and it's better than I hoped. Two years of bliss is what we're lookin' at.

yes, I promise to produce events sharing what I learn. I promise to start soon.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a message.
'bye for now . . or . .

Monday, September 03, 2007

Simply Splendid

I wouldn't know where to start sharing all the good found in this weekend. So, I'm not going to try. Instead I'll tell you everything, weather, events, new friend, work - all woven together makes this the beginning of a personal year that promises to fulfill every hope I've ever had.

Sounds like an overstatement, i know - you just had to be here - since you weren't - please take my happy word for it.

I also got to see the movie, "Moliere." I loved it. It's a story in a story and it works well. It gives the feel of a life lived, and showed snippets of how the productions might have been offered in their beginning. Since I was allowed to study Moliere instead of Shakespeare (a gift of education i have always been grateful for . . ) This movie reminded me of happy times. Of course, it's good to know Moliere is being celebrated. I bet more people would love to know about his work.

So, we move into this new month - I'm looking forward to my "first day of school."

What are you doing?

Friday, August 31, 2007

Here we are on the World Clock -
My Study Partner and New friend,
Our Teacher,
and me . . . .

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

World Population

It's been a long time since we looked -
the number is still rolling
right now it's:
06740803751 (and continues to change . . . )

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007


I did not get the chance to pick up my text today (ratz!)
Thanks to the meeting last night i know we are considering "following" - or "followers."
I rather like the possibility of being in pursuit.
Although, who is the pursuer?
Could God be chasing me????
If I am reflecting, could I be in auto-follow?
I once got to visit my friend Jan at the solar observatory in Big Bear Lake, CA.
The equipment continuously shifted to watch the sun.
Could I have been created to continuously look for my Creator?

Follow - follower - pursuing -



For a moment I thought my heart was gonna break. It turned out okay.
Then, of course, I remembered it was all about God - and, if I had a question, or an issue, or just wanted company - that is where I needed to turn. Now, of course, I realize it's all turning out perfectly. God is still in control - He isn't taking Thursday off (just an expression) and, since my situation is His idea, He had already thought it out.

When, i wonder, will I leap automatically to the "Knowing, Secure in The Lord" part of life?
Why is it I'll remember retrospectiviely? Arguh. How do you handle it - the opportunities to "stress it out?"

I am so looking forward to my "study buddy." I believe I get to have a new person to love.


Oh yes, lunar eclipse tomorrow. Beauty all around.

Tomorrow Night

Friday, August 24, 2007

Park(ing) Day - Sept. 21, 2007

Check it out.
You can learn all about it here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I feel like beginning this with "Dear Diary." Except, I have no diary and that seems so dweeby. It's just that I realized I was about to go to sleep and I hadn't shared anything today. I suppose the cool thing was actually yesterday. I walked across town to get to the Metrolink to get home. There were security people and big "Stop - Secure Area" signs. Not what one wants to see when traveling home at night. The security person was armed and looked serious until I asked if there would be a shuttle downstairs. He smiled as if it were holiday and told me there would be someone wearing a yellow shirt to direct me. There was - a smiling lady who had me board a bus that took me directly to the Metro stop I desired, in time to catch a number 57 - which got me home one half hour earlier that expected. Now, that's spiffy.

Night All

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Left Overs

I'm getting excited. School is about to begin. I'm enrolled and doing the assignments. Today a form arrived for us to share personal information with our teacher so he can help us meet our goals and so he can match us with a study partner. I went into panic mode. It's funny how things from our childhood can visit uninvited and give us a hard time. I suddenly worried that the teacher would read about me and decide I wasn't right for his program. Perhaps he'll dis-invite me. Now, you can tell I understand why the questionnaire was sent. That didn't change the struggle or inner drama that my childhood is trying to impose upon my happy moment. Will I run and hide? Will i give up and find reasons why I can't continue the course my heart is set on following? Nope. I'll admit to the challenge - and I will overcome. I hope you do as well. I hope we all choose LIFE.

Today - is a very good day.

Monday, August 20, 2007


Today my bus ride was memorable.
Memorable in the very best way.
Waiting for the first bus of my journey, a man came up to offer his morning greetings.  he spent a few beaming moments sharing about the book he just finished.  It's an "end time" book by a rather well known evangelist.  Here, on a stormy morning, this man is confident to share his best gift, his faith.  We were not riding the same bus, so our company was parted.  It gave me time to share happy morning thoughts with one of the classiest drivers on our route.  Halfway to my first stop an interesting lady boarded.  She had a cane, red shorts and knee pads.  her close cut silver hair was held tightly against her head by the visor she wore.  She looked me over carefully.  The red-shorts lady and I got off at the same place.  She took the stairs at a much more confident clip, and found a lady to talk with along the way.  But, by the time I found a good place to wait for the light rail, Ms. Red-Shorts had found me and instigated conversation.  Oh, I'm glad she did.  She's really interesting.  On her way to a doctor's appointment.  She goes regularly to check on her retina.  I suppose both.  She works in a school cafeteria washing dishes.  I wondered at the time if she realized her job was tremendously important.  I remembered to wave at her when I got off the train several stops before her.
My adventure in town was wonderful, but, of course, that's another story.
The way home was even better.  It's Divine Coincidence I caught the train home I did because normally I would have entertained myself with several other visits while I was there.  I have a reason to be home today, however so . . . . Now, wouldn't you guess I found myself in conversation with a beautiful young lady, with stunning caramel-amber colored eyes.  her name is Tamika and she is a new student at Missouri College, majoring in digital animation.  We shared back and fort and, right before our bus arrived, Ms. Red-Shorts arrived.  She was glad to see me.  It's true that happy coincidences like that seem special to bus riders.  I introduced Red-Shorts to Tamika, Red-Shorts offered her name (Jane.)  She knew the day was special because generally an early morning appointment at the eye clinic takes all day and here she was, riding home an hour and a half later.
There was a Chinese girl, rather young - asking us questions.  The note she showed us had beautiful writing in delicate boxy squiggles, interspersed with American words - impossible for any of us to read.  Many people tried to assist, but we could not guess what her desired destination was - or where.  A gorgeous gentleman of color wrote down all the information, including phone number, for her to call for assistance and information.  She did not understand the phone system when it answered her -
We could not help her get to a place with no specific destination.  Although everyone on the bus wanted to help . . . .
Such is our community.
So much to share from the few early hours of this day.
But, Like I said - that's another story.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Good Morning!

Crazy Dreams.  Finally this new day begins. It's really early.  I get to be at the church early to set up.  We are doing "special music," which includes a brand new song and one we haven't done in a year (no rehearsal, yikes!!!!  No wonder the crazy dreams, huh?)  Then I get to run music with the choir and afterwards direct the children's chorus.  I wonder how many will be on vacation.  Well, five hours will answer the question.  It's hot and raining.  What a combination.  All this and the thing on my mind is God, or G-D as my friends would type.  Perhaps they would say Hashem, The name.  Either way, God is on my mind.  I'd like to just sit and love on Him.  I'd like to hold His hand like children do, and share stories and take a nap and feel safe (like children do.)  That's all, really.  No matter the weather report or the action at hand - I always seem to yearn for My Father.
Happy Sunday

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Everything is early today.
It's the first day of school for my roommate and he has an early class.
We rode together into town, the way we generally do, except at an earlier hour.
I returned most of my library books.
I couldn't go in, of course, it wouldn't open for an hour.
So, I caught a bus home.
Well, I had another adventure along the way, but that's another story.

As I was getting off the bus to walk the rest of the way home.
Suddenly, I wanted peaches.
Well, no, not exactly WANTED them.
Rather, I strongly remembered peaches.

The last time I noticed attractive ones was at the Farmers Market in town but that was over two weeks ago. Why in the heck was my sense memory kicking in - AND - why now, when I was home and not a half hour before when I was standing a half block away from the Farmers Market and could easily have brought a few home?

(Although even now I'm not sure i wanted one for myself.)

I thought about the fuzzy feel and the rich, distinctive smell
then I remembered Alain Donnell.
He purchased a brown bag full of peaches and strolled along the sandy beach in the
Sunset District of San Francisco.

He'd eat one after the next, juice running down his chin, bright blue eyes sparkling as if this is what a Gaelic Lad does every day of his life.
When he'd finish one he'd throw it towards the surf, wipe his chin with the back of his hand a reach for another until the bag was empty.
How many did he consume?
A dozen, do you think?
I wonder now if he felt okay afterwards.
I wonder if he feels okay today.

I'm remembering Peaches.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Concerts for a Cause

My friend Mitzi is one of the producers of "Concerts For A Cause." The concert is tonight - one hour - 7 to 8 P.M.
You are certainly welcome.

Hi Folks!!
hope everyone is doing their best to stay cool this week...'she's a corker out there!'
St. Marks Church will be nice and cool on Friday night with the wonderful Georgy Rock and Bob Dill
giving a concert for Bridgeway. I am very excited! 7 to 8pm

Bridgeway is a non-profit organization specilizing in treatment and services for addiction disorders, domestice violence, and sexual assult. They are based in St. Charles and have been serving this area since 1978. They have helped ALOT of people through some very troubling times.

Georgy Rock was one of the very first singer/songwriters I saw when I came to St. Louis 20 years ago, and she is amazing! I loved her immediately because her heart is right out there for all to see. Bob Dill is such a diverse and talented musician. He's an orchestra all by himself! Bring your friends! Bring your kids!
..they will love Georgy and Bob...story telling is worked into alot of their music, hand motions, audience participation, etc.

below is the link for further info on the concert, directions, etc.
admission is a foldable donation....that's it.
the address of St. Marks is 4717 Clifton Ave. ST. Louis 63109

Plese click on the link to see the upcoming lineup for Concerts for a Cause!
Hope to see you there,

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"There are signs of Love's control and its divine influence
everywhere. All expressions of Life originate in Love, are congruent
with it and inseparable from it. All elements of creation are
preserved and environed in the uninterrupted continuity of perfect
being. As a result, our existence is the continual enjoyment of this
fundamental reality. Matter and its claims of presence, power, action,
are unknown in the nature, atmosphere and environment of wisdom and
(MZ E)

My friend, Dan, sent a reminder today. We were given an assignment to pray for our environment. He's found an expanded view and understanding of environment. It's interesting and enlightening.

Me, all I can say is:
"We know God is the most important. We remember to always LOVE."

I start from there.
Today, I must remember about bearing "false witness."
I have come to believe that grumbling about the ways and behaviour of another person is not right and i must stop. I must keep quiet and remember everyone belongs to, was created by, God.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I Can See!

Lordy! Have you seen me recently? All this mass of silvery hair curling and flyin' all over the place. It's a good thing I'm riding the bus because I certainly couldn't see to drive.

I promise you, I've been doing my very best to remedy this. It's even gotten to the point I brought out my old hair scissors for a good old "do-it-yourself" moment before the mirror.

I tried to find a "hoity-toity" hair dresser. Since my life is improving and God seems to have plenty for me to do, it's time I begin paying attention to the things I can change/improve. Building a relationship with a hair dresser might be a good thing. Golly! They've become superstars around here. getting an appointment is - well, I gather you need to bribe them. Some won't even answer their phones and, if you finally get a person - the appointment time is another issue.

Okay, Okay, I have a concert Friday and I really want to see the place (and the people.) I went to pick up my mail and stopped in a quickie cut place. There was an hour wait so I attended to an errand and came back. I met a really nice lady named ANN (I will not forget this wonderful lady) who gave me a dream hair cut - which I LOVE - and, I'm as cute as anything - and can SEE (maybe not like a bible story - but I WAS Blind and now I DO see . . . . hey!)

So, I'm styling. You know where I'm going from now on, right?

Moving A Little S-L-O-W

It's not a bad thing, you know - this taking your time, moving slowly. When I was a child in Los Angeles I used to laugh at the movie scenes of people living in the South strolling along at a leisurely pace. of course, now I know the scenes were meant to be funny, back then labeling and stereotypes were common.

When I moved to the South I quickly came to know HUMIDITY. I learned the air can become heavy and sticky and moving is problematic. You must move slowly.

Now, I've been on earth a while and slowly gets me where I want to go. Hurry is something I prefer not to consider. And, on days like today, I'm grateful for the habits built in Nashville, Tennessee - slow and steady, keep a ready smile - it's all going to be okay.

Heat like today reminds me of the scripture/song - "To Everything There Is A Season." it will be cool soon enough. I'm just gonna take it slow for now.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I'm working a second job to earn tuition for school.
It's a wonderful opportunity. I use my skills to help people I like. The perk is, I get to take my dog to work, so that's sweet.

A couple times a day I check the internet. I read the news, look at my personal email to see if there's anything I need to attend to. (Yes, I still take care of my own business.)

Today my teacher sent a thought that put things into perspective. He shared about a service that was so beautiful the people celebrated by dancing for joy. There was a visitor from the former Soviet Union. This man enjoyed the service but, when asked he said it was more meaningful "back home."

When questioned about his worship practices in his homeland the man explained that worshiping God was seen as anti-Soviet. So, you'd be noticed, reported and lose your job.

My teacher shared that many Holy People have been put to death for displaying their faith.

I realized, if only for an instant, how fortunate I am. I can express my faith. I can work to study more about God and the people who love Him.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Domestic Diva Give Away

You might want to enter . . .
The Domestic Diva is having a giveaway!

because these dolls are cute!

Lindie & Friends

Good Luck!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Did You See It?

Sunday evening on the evening World news there was the best story!
There are artists in Iraq, fighting back against the violence, the darkness, the ignorance, by creating new works, out in the open - for everyone to see. Giving the people a "New View."

There are musicians that still have to rehearse in private, in order to stay safe (alive) because the darker forces wish to wipe out all the beauty.

Still, artists remember their rich history and share their vision and their work, in order to save their country, nation, culture, lives.

Wonderful Good. This short story made me very happy.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Psalms 119:17-18

Deal Bountifully with Your servant, that I may live, and keep Your Word.
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of YOUR Law.

Okay, I'm full of hope and joy. I've been accepted into the program I've been telling you about. I'm looking around, knowing God has already set Provision into place. More on this soon.

What's new with you?


Sunday, June 24, 2007

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
(Proverbs 18:21)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

Where do you get your news?

This is, of course, from my favorite comic strip, "Rose Is Rose" created by Pat Brady and Don Wimmer. I am predisposed to enjoy every issue. But, today strikes me as profound and important. We sing a scripture "Whose report will you believe?" the answering phrase is "WE believe the report of the Lord."
I have a long way to go before I am so immersed in Spiritual Understanding that I no longer see or entertain any other view. It's time for me to choose the birds over our media - that's for sure.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

While looking at books I saw this amazing review:

1. To help yourself give other people the benefit of the doubt, think of rationalizations that might help, just as if you were making excuses for yourself

2. Praying for others when they are sick is a fine thing, but why not go further by praying for those with other problems such as financial or relationship issues?

3. When visiting friend you haven't seen in awhile, say the Shecheyanu prayer to thank God for the privilege;

4. If someone is getting on your nerves, think of ways in which they might be superior to you;

5. Chant "Do not be easily angered" (al tehi noach lekos) to calm yourself down if you feel yourself getting angry.

I just "Had" to share it with you. I'd like to put this into practise . . . .


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Rose Is Rose

I LOVE this comic strip (Rose is Rose.) Do you ever read it?
Happy May! I noticed I haven't been back in a while. I have been enjoying the birds in the yard. Yesterday i saw a "blue Bunting' for the first time. It appears he is going to be a regular now. And a grosbeak - which looks as though he has a "Sacred Heart" painted on his chest (kinda amazing, really.) I am taking the class I told you about. There ended up being four students and the teacher (thankfully) decided we were enough to make it almost worth his while to teach. (No, he didn't decide even if I was the only one - cute as I am - he would teach anyway. if there aren't enough . . . well . . . whatever.) The teacher has mentioned he offers a two year course - I am so excited about this. I hope it all works out for me to be a student. (At least my "hope-er" is functioning again - there was a short - sad - period when I couldn't find any . . . hope, that is.) Well, I'll go for now. I'd love to hear from you. How's May treating you so far? Here it's rain - reminding me of places I've been - that I love . . .

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Here is a picture of the new feeder that is on the way.
I'm certain my guests will find delight in it.

This is "so me."
There is one grey squirrel in particular I pay attention to. He makes everything easy for me because he's concluded the entire yard belongs to him. I call him "George David." He comes close when he sees me out knowing there will be good treats for him. I've learned to feed him the kind of nuts and seeds known to please creatures. I leave them in special places meant just for him - away from the feathered guests.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Where Oh Where Is My Camera?

Two brilliant things to share and my camera needs to power up.
First, there is the return of three unusually marked birds. They were here last year and the expert at the bird store could not tell from my description what they are. I have a bird book to look them up and, i can't find their likeness. I'm thrilled they have decided to stop by again. I have special food out for them. Right now they are reluctant to stay very long because
I have new next door neighbors - the human kind. There's a lot of in and out activity, understandable in a move in. hey! The birds go in and out of the hole in the tree and they don't have a sofa to carry, so as the kids say, "It's all good."
BUT!!!!! The new neighbors (young, about to be married, with a basset hound) are FLAMINGO people. I'm totally in love with them already. The flamingos aren't pink plastic, like the classic models, they are white - maybe wire or something - but, it's more than enough to make my heart beat with joy.
Well, until next time (maybe I'll get the camera out there, yet.)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Spent a bit of time on this one. It's fun, isn't it?
Finally got the cat into the car
(something he does not enjoy in real life.)
The finch is so tiny, I wonder how many folk will find it.

Even though they seem so small, they don't think small.
At this very moment,
they are outside my window imploring me
to come fill the feeder with seed -
it's so low they can't get a decent meal.

That shared, I better go attend to my guests now -

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"When he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him in their holy [priestly] garments as they went out before the army, saying, Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!"
(2 Chronicles 20:21, Amp)

I'm looking forward to a few things this month. It's terrific to have things to look forward to - or, towards . . . whatever.

If i used those icons that described the mood of the moment . . (Why don't I use those? I'll have to think about it . . . ) I'd have to say "Waif." Silly, isn't it? I wander around inside myself feeling a little lost. I laugh, remembering jokes my parents told, using the term "little orphan annie" - Ah, well. I like how the kids say,"WHATEVER." That's me at the moment.

I've read some blogs from Scotland this morning. Lovely, lovely things to read and they have plenty to say. How is it a performing artist could have plenty to say on a stage and be so quiet on the page, where it needs to be - as I'm not ON Stage lately - so, the work has changed, shifted, morphed.

I've got a homesick kind of thing going on. That's the goofy part because - well, duh . . homesick for where, what or who? See what I mean? silly.

So, I return to the "work" of the moment.
Singing Praise in my Highest Thinking (holy garments) - making a way for the others to do their work - I get it. Back to study, prayer and praise - and the where, what and who - most likely will be answered - or satisfied.

hi-de-ho from the restless one.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


It seems as if I've been away on retreat.
I haven't been anywhere different, but my schedule changed a bit over the last few days.

I was able to do more than ordinary study, thinking, reflecting and praying.
Now, That's Good, don't you think?

My favorite "thought for the day"
is from "Mz E"

"Error found out is two thirds destroyed . . . "

Onward, SpiritWalkers!
Happy Rain Day to You All.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ruth Hanna

Thank You for your time with us.

Life Celebration
Saturday, February 24th, 7 P.M.
Unity Christ Church
33 N. Skinker
Clayton, MO. 63105

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I am in such a great mood. Tonight your "story lady" (Troubadour) gets to visit the kingdom of storytellers. Yes, I get to spend the night with new and old friends while we laugh and snort, and swap tales of the realm. That in itself would be plenty but, I'm the special one because a chariot will come pick me up and take me home when I'm ready to leave. yep. Even though I remind some of "Cinderella," like the portrait here - I was proven royalty a long time ago and I'm treated accordingly. Isn't that nice? It was time for me to reclaim mySelf and as soon as I did the SpiritWalker Status I'd earned so log ago was reinstated and I am happy.

To day is a happy day. I'll study, write, walk with the dog.
Tonight is a meeting in the Magical Realm of Wonder.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007


It just amazes me -
the numbers keep rolling by -
I can't imagine how many we are together.
God just outdoes himself.
I mean, when you think each and every person is an individual.
Like snowflakes that last longer . . . .

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I spent a few hours pulling this together yesterday.
I know I'll do better next time but it was sure a lot of fun.
It's for an email promotion for Mr. Dill. I guess you could already tell that.
I hope i get lots of opportunity to try my hand at this - maybe I'll get good at it.
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