Third Time is the Charm! 

  Our summer has been about adventures at home and locally. Swimming at friends’ or family’s homes, having (almost nightly) water balloon fights/competitions, playing (video) games at home and Dave and Buster’s – it has been a blast so far! On one of the really hot, record busting, days last week, I decided I was…

To Light the Way…

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to all in this celebration of light in the time of darkness. No matter where or from whom the message comes, this is the moment to savor and be grateful for the light.  I am native to Southern California and we are drenched in so much sunlight, we can often…

Summer Reading 2015, Part 2 (A Moveable Feast)

The Reading Nook Have book will travel.  This is the summer of moving. We moved in June (literally the day after the last day of school) from our home of 11 years to a friend’s home for 7 weeks, and next week we will be moving to a new place that we will live in…

Summer of Reading (2014)

Here it is folks, the annual “what I am reading” post.  It is a summer of reading to be sure, and I am always excited to figure out what I am most in the mood for.  I am habitual like most of us humans, so I have a pattern to my reading habits.  As soon…

2013 in review (not a productive year in words…)

See you in 2014…we will see what happens in the next 12 months! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take…

Big Poetry Giveaway News!

Thanks for playing with me during the month of April (National Poetry Month!) 🙂   I so enjoy sharing books of poetry.  Now onto the winners!  I selected the winners by dropping the names into Random.org’s list randomizer.  I randomized twice to come up with the following winners: 1) Alexandra: Autobiography of Red 2) Allyson: Blue…

More Words (poetry for an April day)

As we celebrate National Poetry month do not forget about spoken word. This comes from 2010, but it is timeless which is why we all read poetry (and literature) and pay attention to art.

Big Poetry Giveaway 2013

Yes, It is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! 🙂  I so love this month. Don’t get me wrong, I love many other months as well.  At the end of this April, however, I will be giving away TWO books of poetry.  I will ship them to the winners (selected by the random list generator at random.org) in…

Perfectly Random

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body    love what it loves. ~from Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver The poem, excerpted above, knocks me out.   I have…

Full Moon Reading

Cards for a full-moon.  Past/Present/Future…what do the cards say on a rainy, gloomy day?  Remember where you came from. No matter how hard it gets, you are never alone.  In the future you can rise above petty emotions and delight in the abundance of your relationships.  I like this message.  Nice to have the coincidences…

Here’s what I know for Sure..

          Here’s what I know, this New Year, for sure: Darlings, it’s later than you think. Always. But there’s still plenty of time. Slip the red dress from the hanger. Tuck the silk flower behind your ear. Hide the scale and head out the door. The rest of your one and…

Tree Tarot

        http://www.tarotoftrees.com/ I found this tarot deck quite accidentally (one might say– randomly…). while looking for something specific on Etsy.  I am attracted to this deck for some known and not so known reasons.  If you have someone on your gift list that is hard to buy for and likes items of…