LADING

Butterfly Gardens and Fitbits

  Technology regularly gets the blame for creating a world of adult couch-potatoes and screen obsessed kids. With a world of distraction at our fingertips it is easy to get lost in endless, sedentary hours of watching, tapping and scrolling, but lately I’ve had a different kind of technology experience. Encouraged by my sister Julie […]

Essential on Memorial Day

“Draw a sheep.” “I can’t draw a sheep.” “Here is mine. It’s a crate with 3 holes on the side. That way the sheep is whatever you image it to be.”  – The Little Prince. I first learned about The Little Prince when I was in high school. In French Class my teacher handed out a […]

Oh The Places We Go!

  Last week I biked and hiked along Vail Mountain Pass, windsurfed on a Florida ocean inlet, pub crawled in Ireland, and ate fresh lobster bayside in a small town in Maine.  One day, we rode horses on a Montana wilderness trail.  Oh, I put in a full work week too.  Money and time are […]

Which Moms are Doing it Right?

Much is written about the “mommy wars” – the surprising (to me anyway) instances of women insulting, offending and sometimes outright attacking others for the choices they make in how they raise and support their families. This may not be a recent development but I never noticed it when I was working and raising little […]

What a Missing Sock Taught Me

We’ve all shared in this experience…a sock is missing. It truly has disappeared without a trace. There are no signs, no warnings, no simple suggestions. It is just gone. Recently one of my white, gym socks vanished, leaving behind a mate. The mate was identical, with just a few differences. Perhaps these subtle differences made […]

Possibilities

“I dwell in possibilities…” – Emily Dickinson   I thought I’d share some of my oil paintings this week. Spring invites creativity! Enjoy the possibilities!!  

Precious Blood

First of all, a disclaimer:  I am not an altruistic person by nature.  Not that I’m totally selfish.  I mean, I open doors for old ladies.  I begrudgingly let a car coming out of a side street get in front of me, even when I’m in a hurry to do something important, like getting a […]

It’s As Easy As

Finding balance comes in many forms. It can be physical, as well as emotional. Balance is what keeps us in check and enables us to face each day with strength and joy. Balance came to me in the form of a bicycle. I was eight years old and my father was stationed in Viet Nam […]

Not So Square

Gathered in the old VFW hall were people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and ages (well, mostly our age or older, dear readers!)  The wooden floor of the hall, reminiscent of a 1950s school cafeteria, was about to be transformed into a platform of rhythm, movements, and  joy.  The joy manifests as you rediscover […]

Fall with the Moon, Rise with the Sun

Living by the rise of the sun and  sleeping by the glow of the moon. That is a peace like no other. The place- Pineda de Mar, Spain     The time- July, 1979 As I glanced out the window at the rocky barren mountains yielding themselves to the lapping waves of the sea, my […]

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