Category: Meditations on Living

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?

What No One Talks About – Bathrooms and more

We all wrestle with anxieties, fears, and insecurities but we don’t talk about these things. Just like we don’t talk about poop, unless we’re joking.

Feeding Ducks

Sometimes the reasons we hold onto things are not always obvious. I recently unwrapped an old gift from my mother – a Hummel figurine from 1971. When I looked it up online and discovered the name for this image, everything finally made sense.

Fierce Compassion

If we truly want to live in compassion, we must be decisive in our actions. We must remember to have compassion for ourselves as well as others. Bad behavior cannot be tolerated.

Passover

After a year of Covid-19, Passover has new meaning. Even if you are not Jewish, consider celebrating this holiday on Saturday.

Persephone Returns!

This season marks the end of an extended 12-month winter. A hero’s journey for us all. Happy Spring Equinox, Friends!

White Lutheran Memories of Racism in the 1930’s Midwest

My mom was certainly a product of the time and the place in which she was raised. But she wasn’t restrained by it. By the 1970’s she was a vocal advocate against racism. Prejudices run deep, but then CAN be overcome.

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