Earth & Air

Collective Wisdom

I think of myself as, basically, a good person.  I want positive things for not only myself, but also my family, friends, and community.  When there’s a community problem, I see it as being out of place and I want to help correct it.  I might not know…

When Surrender is Victory

There is one thing about the Phoenix out of the Ashes scenario that we so often overlook. The phoenix willingly steps into its nest and fully abandons itself to the all-consuming fire, only to rise up out of the ashes as a glorious and empowered phoenix with the…

Struck By a Lightning Bolt

I had just walked out of the door at my mother’s house and I heard what sounded like someone had lit four or five packs of firecrackers at the same time. So upon a quick scan, I saw no people anywhere but saw the tree in front of…

From the Cradle to the Rocking Chair

My grandmother told me, when I was just a little baby, my mother used to put me to bed for the night, before she came over to babysit.  Apparently, if I knew grandma was there I wouldn’t sleep and cried and fussed the whole time she was watching…

Life Is Joy! Joy Is Life! Or Is It?

While I sit here writing this story, workmen are installing a new heat pump in my home.   It comes complete with a 12 year parts & labor warranty.  That is, as long as you continue to have it inspected twice a year by the installer or dealer of the unit.  First…

Flight of Dreams

I started writing since the age of 8. Although I studied Commerce (accounts and statistics) I eventually went with my passion for the Arts. With 2 degrees in English, writing poetry comes naturally to me. I often express my anger, anguish, grief and glory through my writings. I…

The Joy All Around Us

We have heard it all our lives – take time to stop and smell the roses. Most of us think we do, but the truth is our busy lives keep us hopping from dawn till long after dark. We work endless hours for the material things we think…

Wisteria Anyone?

Change is inevitable as we grow older. My husband, Mike, and I experience surprises at every turn. Now that we are both retired, we delight in traveling and noticing things that might have been overlooked during the busy career days. For instance, I have learned that he isn’t…

Between Clouds and Earth

In this atmosphere, where I am between clouds and earth, change to me is experiences that enable me to learn and develop all that I am. Today is not how it was yesterday, and tomorrow will not be as it is today. Change stays in orbit and occurs…

Waves

“Time and tide wait for no man.” – Geoffrey Chaucer   My 15 year old nephew has a T-shirt It reads, “Fear No Wave”. It made me think what I am afraid of We all like still waters Where nothing hardly moves It just quietly flows Water makes…