Our Tango teacher Julie was trying to find a word to describe that first moment just before you dance, when you establish a connection with your partner. It’s not a romantic moment, when you stare into one another’s eyes, but it is a moment of surrender. I searched my mind for the appropriate word andContinue reading “Searching for the Right Words When Learning To Tango”
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Delta Blues Summer
How was your summer? A friend asks a seemingly innocuous question and then it hits me, summer is over. Fall—as soon as the air in Maryland begins to turn crisp—is about to commence. And how was my summer? I ask myself. Sort of okay, nothing bad, but disappointing, I think. The build up towards theContinue reading “Delta Blues Summer”
Avoiding Death By Practicing Kindness
It is how we handle the onset of a pandemic as a society that determines how many of us will survive.
What Does the Weather Have to Do with Conspiracy Theories?
The weather, regardless of political affiliation, is something that we can all agree on once it happens.
We Can Predict Snowfall, but Can We Predict Where the Virus will Travel Next?
Everyone’s fear of infection, reminds me of some of those movie scenes when the heroine is barricading the door to prevent the zombies from breaking into her house. We all now have stories about the time we thought we’d been exposed to the virus, and our travails to await test results. Our world feels illogical.
Decorating the Tree with Hope, Good Will, and Shalom
As I unwrap my boxes of ornaments I relive the past. Many remind me of past Christmases and people who are no longer in my life.
How Do We Celebrate Halloween in 2020? Try This.
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I love opening up the door and being surprised by fairy tale princesses, swashbuckling pirates, ghosts, and goblins. It’s not going to happen this year and I’ve been thinking about how to distribute candy, colorful pencils or whether I should be giving out small vials of hand sanitizer.Continue reading “How Do We Celebrate Halloween in 2020? Try This.”
Get Ready for a Different Kind of Holiday and Why it Might Be Time to Open Your Heart
I was tempted to put on my gloves this morning, especially when I picked up our dog’s cold soggy leash, wet from her dragging it across the grass while chasing the ball. Fall is here and the pumpkins on our vine are growing big. One in particular, looks large enough to set on the frontContinue reading “Get Ready for a Different Kind of Holiday and Why it Might Be Time to Open Your Heart”
How To Feel Re-Energized in Fifteen Minutes
I am reminded of the fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes. The foolish and vain emperor pays several bags of gold to clever tailors who tell him they are selling him robes of fabulous cloth that only the wise can see.
Who is the Real Radical Running for U.S. President? Our World Just Got a Little Scarier.
When did everyone stop listening to one another? I think back to 2016 and I’m certain the dismantling of civility began just after the election.
Bearing Witness to the Two Americas. The Democratic and Republican Conventions.
Four years is a long time. Think how much has changed in America since 2016.
Coronavirus Fear is Making Me Thirsty. Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
You do create your own reality. How serious is this current moment in history?
Seeking Comfort and Solace Outdoors in the Midst of a Pandemic
I guess it’s the battle fatigue, but the vibe of “we’re all in this together” is starting to fade.
A Quiet July 4th in Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Pandemic
This year in Annapolis, capital of Maryland, there was no July 4th parade featuring local politicians, floats with hula dancers, fire engines, candy tossed to waiting children, soldiers marching, bugles and drums.
Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue
Week # 8 during the Coronavirus Pandemic in Annapolis, Maryland USA Waiting for the world to once again become “puddle-wonderful” We are now at the two month point in our “stay at home” orders and I sense everyone else’s restlessness each time I take a walk. Just the volume of walkers in itself isContinue reading “Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue”