"Story Lady"

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Abraham came to Visit!


We got to ask all the questions we wanted to.
It was Brilliant!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Yesterday


I took the "good weather route" home on the bus yesterday. 
i planned the trip so there was plenty of time to stop in a place
I have been noticing since i acquired this new position 
(and therefore the opportunity to spend much more transit time every day -
passing places i never knew existed.)


This place is filled with motorcycles -
it is surrounded by a huge iron fence that is locked in the evening - 
but open during the day AND there is a sign - 
A BIG SIGN out front that suggests there is coffee inside.  


There's my excuse - a place that reminds me of my heart 
and an opportunity to find a special cuppa along the way.  
So, in I go.  
yep - BIKES EVERYWHERE -
especially now that it's winter.  
There's a couple of couches and a guitar leaning across one of the sofa backs,
inviting those who will to play a tune . . . 


A young man with a welcoming smile behind a small espresso bar . . 
what an unusual (and wonderful) sight - 
AND
The smell of fresh roasted . . . . 
so, I acclimate myself, with a little help from the barrista - 
I go for a favorite 
"Cafe Latte" 
(plain, no flavors added, although I do have the choice of - 
well, he started to rattle off a lot of flavors but i stopped him -
because I prefer a 'regular' latte.) 


Some ladies with dogs arrived, and recognized me from who knows where -
I got my latte and went outside to drink and wait for my bus . . . 
I HAD to go back to the picture window to wave a the gentleman who made my
MOST EXCELLENT LATTE . . 
he noticed me & smiled . . 
the two ladies were seated on the bar stools inside, I gather the barrista was busy . . . 
(there were only three stools there . . 
two medium large dogs, two ladies, 
one gentleman cleaning the bar . . 
and a bazillion bikes . . . 


I enjoyed it so much.
I crunkled the empty "go cup" into my carry bag
so i could get a photo to share it with you . . . 


Monday, January 23, 2012

Amy Camichael

"One can give without loving, 
but one cannot love without giving."
Amy Carmichael
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Holy Spirit
Think Through me
Till Your Ideas
Are My Ideas
Amy Carmichael with children
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Let's Have a Little Harmony

When you come from the world
of 
solo artist
There's a STEEP learning curve
upon entering the land of
Board Meetings

When i saw this
my heart was healed

May I always think of this
in conversations

co-creation
Good
when Harmony is the Goal

love & love,
-g-


A little view


Monday, January 16, 2012

For Crystal Mary

My Daddy traveled the world
as a gold record performing artist
he had a lot of adventures
and friends
He was sent some beautiful boomerang (s?)
from Australia
we lived in Nevada, at Lake Tahoe
which is where they ended up
because we walked to the shore
so he could throw them
and watch them circle around
with every intention of catching them
then taking them home to be put on display

Wow!  Could he ever throw far . . . 
and that's where they went into the deep of that beautiful lake
and lived forever after.

What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.
            -- Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
            -- Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran (April 1913)
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Men acquire a particular quality
by constantly acting a particular way... 
you become just by performing just actions, 
temperate by performing temperate actions,
brave by performing brave actions.
            -- Aristotle

Aristotle, a 4th-century-BCE philosopher, port...
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Friday, January 13, 2012


Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
            -- Baltasar Gracian


Retrato de Baltasar Gracián
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Seems to be working 
color me totally amazed.

love & love,
-g-
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Only some people get what they want. 
Those are the people who show up to get it.
            -- Dianne Houston


I keep thinking I'm supposed to "suit up and show up."
It's been working so far.

What do YOU say?

love & love,
-g-

Wednesday, January 11, 2012





It usually takes more than three weeks 
to prepare a good impromptu speech.
           -- Mark Twain


Here is the cabin. It's a little ramshackle th...
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 Totally agree with this quote . . . (giggle)
love & love,
-g-

Monday, January 09, 2012


The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
            -- J. Arthur Thomson



It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
            -- Mark Twain
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Sunday, January 08, 2012

FINALLY!
I have been reading this 
off and on
for several months.
It was mentioned in a class I was taking.
The teachers stressed it was NOT required reading, it just had a point they were trying to make
and, in the process this title came up.
Golly, i have enjoyed it.
There are points where it's good to just put it down for awhile,
which is handy because I have so much I need to read . . 
and
letting the information "soak" 
was good.
It discusses so many of the things I've studied
and heard about
and wondered.

I enjoyed it
although some of it was VERY HARD 
Painful, even
But, important to know, i suppose.

A lady saw me with this book a week or so ago
(since i tend to carry it for reading on the Metro)
She was amazed because it's such a 
"Last century"
read.

(giggle - how fun, 
I often refer to "last century"
so, it made me smile.)

Anyway, I'm on to
only heaven knows what
next.

When you see me
it will have a different cover,
the book I'm carrying.

Hey!  What have YOU been reading lately?

love & love,
-g-

Friday, January 06, 2012




Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'
            -- Maya Angelou



From Yehuda:

WUHAN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 18:   Worshippers burn...
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A student says to his spiritual teacher,
“I have no money. What am I going to do?” 
“No problem - pray to God,” the teacher says. 
“But I don’t know how to pray.” 
“Now you have a problem!” 
Our problems are not problems. 
The real problem is when we cannot connect to God.
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