It was a starlit Valentine's night and we were in the Caribbean with friends. Romance was in the air. On the palm-tree enclosed patio, candles twinkled atop small dinner tables covered with red and white cloths that had been sprinkled with tiny red and silver hearts. We drank champagne that tasted . . .
We women love our shoes. I, for example, have a shoe obsession. Which is why Linda Hobden’s blog caught my attention more than a year ago. Photos of incredible, interesting, gorgeous shoes and boots intrigued me so I had to ask about her obsession with footwear. She claims that she’s more obsessed . . .
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It's always seemed really bizarre that the right-wing, ecumenical Christian folks speak the Scriptures but stand for everything Jesus was against. And nothing he preached. Go figure. Christianity gone wrong. I don't want to say "phony Christian" but yeah, that's how I see them. Christ would roll . . .
Nose work for dogs is a team sport. No, the dogs aren't a team--you and your dog together are a team. And the biggest lesson for most handlers is to "trust your dog." A dog that knows how to "find it!" is going to find it and tell you. Eventually. But we humans like to second guess our . . .
I know there was a time when I was love-mad. But I can hardly remember it. Do you remember the kind of love that made you feel off the charts, manic if things were going well and then so low you were below bottom if things weren't going well? THAT kind of love. Oh, I remember it. Even if I can't . . .
I think this is very true. It's certainly been true in my life. Consider the times when you've been asked...or even REQUIRED...to let go of something important. Maybe it's a job you loved and lost. Or a relationship in which you loved and lost. A family home. Maybe it's letting go of controlling . . .
This seems like such a small thing, this being seen, doesn't it? But I've come to learn that it's not such a small thing at all. Because for some people, being seen carries risk of being judged. No one likes to be judged, to feel that someone believes they're lacking in...whatever. Sometimes, . . .
Maybe, like me, you have had experiences that make you wonder where conscience has gone. Because it seems to have disappeared in this current world of ours. Two really good doctors we see brought this to mind recently. Our GI doctor tells us his findings after a colonoscopy, right then and there. . . .
After the Golden Globes, I saw sporadic criticism of the movie, La La Land from people who didn't think the actors merited the award. "They couldn't sing or dance well." "The story was unrealistic." "LA isn't like that." "The ending was hokey." Blah blah blah. Well, I saw the film and I loved . . .