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

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emerson and heart. . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favorite thinkers. This is big because I usually gravitate toward the work of women writers like Emily Dickinson (“I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody too?”) Emerson’s essay on “Self-Reliance” is one of a handful of admonitions that I have unknowingly subscribed to most of my life. […]

anniversary . . .

Well, here it is: the anniversary of the first post on my blog, last February 23, 2011. It has come a long way since then and like much of life, has taken its own path. When I first started out,I began the blog with an intent to model thoughts that might inspire others to share […]

commonplace journals. . .

  Today is Wednesday (“why I love wednesday and thursday mornings“) and I just cut out a recipe for Japanese sake-steamed chicken from the NY Times Dining section. The description of a small chicken steamed gently over sake and water, rested, succulent slices covered with a sauce made of ginger, soy, garlic, lemon, orange and […]