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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver

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eggs in one basket. . .

Well, you know what they say about having all your eggs in one basket. At my age, I’m happy to have any eggs in my basket at all. There have been times in my life when I thought I had lost the basket along with all the eggs…yeah, a basket case, right? When I was […]

fear. . .

I’ve always had a sense of fear.. . ever since I was young and set in a place where I was alone, not knowing the language of this new land; set apart from the rest of my family once my siblings were born, one after another. It wasn’t just because I was alone a lot […]

toeing the tao. . .

So what does it mean to live a taoist life? I added a new tagline to begin the new year: “one woman’s (taoist) way of life.” Here’s how it happened. . . While the bottom was falling out of my life over twenty-five years ago (see eggs in one basket), someone gave me the Book […]

how we met . . .

If my husband and I had met when we were younger, we wouldn’t have paid that much attention to each other. I was a goody-two-shoes dean’s list student at an ivy league school. At the same age, G. had hair down to his shoulders and played keyboard in a local rock band that is still […]

homemade carrot cake for two! . . .

Well, it’s Sunday afternoon – and since there’s no football, baseball, basketball nor golf on TV (except for old games) you might spend the time making a carrot cake for two! Here’s the recipe which is half the Epicurious carrot/orange/raisin cake I’ve been making for decades! Heat oven to 325. In a mixing bowl, add […]

bunnies! . . .

  Well, I think I’ve finally seen it all – as far as baking goes. Months ago, I was browsing through Williams Sonoma’s Easter catalog and came across a 6-bunny “cakelet” bundt pan. I laughed out loud when I saw it and was still chuckling to myself when I clicked the “buy” button. When it […]

onward and upward! . . .

I don’t think I really noticed how things had dissembled while both I and my husband have been so laid up for the past months and weeks. We put forth a lot of positive energy to travel up to Rockport for our granddaughter, A.’s high school graduation. It took about a week to finally unpack […]

odd fellows . . .

An observant person who reads my blog said to me yesterday, “you’re a combination of scientific inquiry and mysticism.” I was taken aback because I hadn’t put two-and-two together about myself exactly like that. It seems true, though, the more I think about it. I look at everything that happens in my life or around […]

being happy enough. . .

Here in America, the land of opportunity, we work harder than anyone else, strive to change ourselves from the outside in or from the inside out. We are encouraged to improve, to eat better, work better, make things better, BE a better person. Constantly. Everywhere you look. I have been there. Today, I thought about […]