October is a beautiful month, probably my most favorite month, just as fall is my favorite season. It's still fall, but since I was raised in the Northeastern U.S., for me, November still has the ring of early winter. Spending most of this autumn season in Santa Fe has been a delight. I'm thinking . . .
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Or maybe these are the worst lessons being learned at the worst times. There's a lot to learn from presidential elections and usually what we learn has more to do with civics lessons than anything else. Not so in this presidential campaign. More than once these past two months I've said that I . . .
Normality is a well-paved street; it is good for walking, but no flowers will grow there.* I've always thought normality was overrated and still do. It's just not that interesting to me. At least not FOR me. Which is sometimes a surprise to people who meet me because I look normal. I had a normal . . .
Ok, so style icon Audrey Hepburn didn't write these beauty tips. But she did quote them a lot, it's said, and I can see why. I mean, who doesn't believe in kissing? And of course happy girls ARE the prettiest girls. The question is, though, if pretty girls are the happiest. Are they? But I like . . .
Many fundamental Christians rile on about Satan as "the enemy." I've got to tell you--that kind of extreme talk about enemies never made sense to me. Enemy simply means active opposition, but we've imbued it with all sorts of evil connotations. That's why I really don't like the term at all. So I . . .
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood. Have you ever felt misunderstood? Have you ever felt "how could someone I have known so well and so long NOT know my heart? How could they get it so wrong?" We've all been there and I'm no different. Most of us have been hurt by people dear to us who . . .
One of the most beautiful songs of my generation is Cat Stevens' Father and Son. i had a difficult relationship with my father, especially as an adolescent and so when that song came out in 1970 on his album Tea for the Tillerman, it really struck a chord. I have at least one male friend for whom . . .
One of the best things about the growth of cable TV is the breadth of programming and the ability to expose ourselves to things we might not otherwise see up close and personal. This is even more true of so-called "reality" TV. And while it's true that my Real Housewives habits (only a few) is a . . .
I was pretty surprised to discover that one of the things required of my studies in Integrated Imagery is nosing around in my own subconscious. Truth is that we all have a lot of stuff hidden away there, like that closet full of good and bad stuff we mean to reorganize one day. I thought I had mine . . .