Earth Day 2016 – Gratitude and Apology

One of my favorite days of the year simply because our Earth deserves public recognition and celebration. The first time I celebrated Earth Day was in 1970 with my friends, on the side of a garbage strewn road, picking up trash. I learned from my parents about conservation, preservation and appreciating our earth; and that left…

Dinnertime with My Cousins

That’s a really big salad! When I ordered the Taco Salad I didn’t expect to get such a huge meal, I’m not that big of an eater. I couldn’t exactly send it back, especially with such friendly service.Dinner is so much better with a perky waitress. It had been almost 3 years since I had…

Creating My Future as I Go

The future is only a figment of imagination, it is not real until it becomes the present. Most of my past imaginations of the future have become a reality, although slightly different from what I might have thought at the time. Now, as I envision the path ahead I create it – with room for…

I Spy Everything

That’s what cats do, they are always watching everything, except when they’re sleeping. But even then, sometimes you can catch them with one eye open. I took these photos with my phone recently during my morning meditation. They keep me company, sort of. Well, at least they’re quiet. Anyway, I enjoy watching them as they…

Grandma’s Bag and other Travel Tips

Did you ever play this game, “Grandma’s Bag” when you were a kid? It goes something like this, “My Grandma’s going on a trip and I helped her pack her bag. I put a _________ in her bag.” The next person says the same thing but adds another object. It goes around the circle with…

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Support Film to Stop Domestic Sex Trafficing

It’s in your community; maybe down the street or a block away someone’s child goes missing. A young teen runs away and soon discovers that it’s not so easy to survive. Children lured by the glamor of money and the illusion that anything is okay are tricked into a demoralizing, painful and hopeless lifestyle. IF…

Re-Fresh-ing my Wall

I’ve been a bit behind in terms of posting here lately, so today is catch up day. Sharing photos for last weeks WordPress Photo Challenge – Wall, and this weeks challenge – Fresh. Yes, two posts with one click. Somehow they fit well together, because I have to keep my Wall Fresh. I use the…

New Year – New Me

I like to start off each new year by reminding myself of what I accomplished in the past year, or by thinking about all the good things that happened. I don’t think I made a New Year’s post for 2014, but my New Year’s post for 2013 was an “I Did It” list instead of a new…

Ginger and Spice make me Nice!

Warm spices add more than just sensual spice to the season, they are actually healing, especially if you suffer from inflammatory issues like I do. I’ve always enjoyed Ginger, my favorite is the Japanese thin sliced sweet pickled ginger. Chewable ginger tablets can also be helpful for stomach upset. A few months ago I read…