Monday, May 20, 2013


With all the turmoil in the world, it feels like a post like this could go up every day sending prayers and loving thoughts to all those affected by tragedy.

Today, though, the thoughts and prayers are for everyone in the Oklahoma City area impacted by the day's tornado. May the survivors be found and pulled from the rubble quickly, may the healing begin for the injured, and may the hearts of those who lost loved ones and homes start to mend.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


It's been long awaited. And it's finally arrived.

The signs are all around. Today is the first day that I stepped outside and didn't feel at least a bit of coolness in the air. It's actually warm -- 72 degrees right now.

Gotta wonder how that can be so when right below the current temp on Yahoo's weather app it says the high today will be 66 degrees.

With the exception of a couple of days that have been a bit cloudy here and there, we've had just about two straight weeks of sunshine. All the sun and lack of rain hasn't been good for the area's water level, but I'm sure it's brightened many a Mainer's mood after such a long winter.

In just about 10 days, the hardy hostas have already progressed nicely in their growth cycle.

From daring shoots ...

... to beauteous leafy blooming

All that leafy goodness will eventually serve as a salad bar of sorts for the deer with whom we share these woods. The hostas grow and cover all the ground area of the small rotary in front of the house, making a lush munching spot for our white-tailed friends.

The woodsy trees are sporting more and more green as the leaves bud and unfurl, and the flowering trees are getting more colorful.

Part of spring's sunny palette

I've been enjoying the signs as they present themselves. And now I'm off to enjoy this glorious day. Hope you get to do the same.

Friday, May 3, 2013


I got a postcard in the mail today reminding me that my college class will have its 20th reunion this year.

How on earth has it been two decades since I graduated from college?

I know I'm not the first person to feel the unrelentingly quick passage of time, and I certainly won't be the last. But gersh dernit. It seems nearly impossible.

It's one of those double-edged sword things, really. I certainly have done a lot of living in the intervening years. Lived in various regions of the country. Moved a whole lot. Worked for a bunch of different companies. Met some great people. Made some enduring connections. Got married. Got divorced. Bought and released a couple of homes. Started to find my way back to my Self. Began living more authentically. Let go of a whole lot of baggage.

And much more.

So, while it's hard to believe that much time has gone by, almost in a blink or two, there is a tremendous feeling of lightness and freedom setting in now.

Anyway, as you may have noticed, I did not make it through the alphabet with blog posts during April. But I will make it through the alphabet, by golly.

This post marks one more down. Eight more to go.