Category: Meditations on Living

Thanksgiving

Some thoughts about the history and current state of this holiday. What are YOU giving thanks for this year?

Before We Celebrate Another Holiday

“This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. As a civilian I owe an unpayable debt to all our military.” – Thomas M Smith

When Faith Brings Us Home

A few days before my mom died, she told me, “I’m dying. It’s okay, I’ve seen that it is all okay.” My mother was going home.

For All the Saints: Celebrating Life

Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of remembering. To love is to remember. To be remembered is to live. To be loved is to be home.

Tethered Hearts

To be tethered is to have roots.
To be tethered is to know home.

Disturbing Tranquility

Living in a city can mean continuous bombardment by noise. But leaf blowers are always jarring. Enjoying tranquility in our yards and parks is priceless. Where do YOU find serenity in nature?

The Children are Watching

I’ve been working for the United States Census Bureau this summer, interviewing home occupants for the American Housing Survey. Occasionally, I get a person who is rude and shuts the door on me. One guy threatened to call the police, which actually is funny… Continue Reading “The Children are Watching”

Contemplating Suicide

Living–really living–is a perpetual act of suicide.

Before & After We Marry, Part 1

After a wedding, you are never really the same. Once we marry, a part of us is gone forever. Even as we embrace our new joined lives with joy, we need to honor what we leave behind.

Seniors Leaving Home

When it’s time for assisted living, it’s not the home or belongings our elders miss. It’s the freedom and their youth. They don’t so much care if they are forgetting things, they have all the memories they need.

One Year with Mazie

Today is Mazie’s Gotcha Day anniversary. One year since we met and I brought her home with me. And what a year it’s been! She was four weeks pregnant when we met and had recently been rescued from a home with 100 dogs. No… Continue Reading “One Year with Mazie”

Our Body, Our Home

John O’Donohue wrote, “The body is your only home in the universe. It is your house of belonging here in the world.” But what if we don’t feel at home in our bodies?

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