What I Am Particularly Grateful for This Morning (or Lessons of the Inch Worm)

You know, besides the fact that I’m alive and well and my beloved family and friends and students and spiritual community are alive and well…. On Thursday mornings, I arise early to do my weekly grocery shopping and then do an online yoga class starting at 9:30. The yoga class is now sponsored by the … More What I Am Particularly Grateful for This Morning (or Lessons of the Inch Worm)

The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Faith Communities

Happy 2021! Yesterday, besides my New Year’s Day traditions of doing a visioning session with my spiritual center and making a meal of black eyed peas (chili), greens, and cornbread (cookies), I was really into re-reading the book and working on lesson plans for the literature class that I start teaching again next Tuesday. So … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Faith Communities

Of Kookaburras and Unicorns

“The time has come,” the lock-downed said,   “To laugh at many things:Like shows—and books—and fairy tales— kookaburra that sings—And pink rainbow unicorn hugs— And beavers safe in springs.” “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ― J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban OK, so … More Of Kookaburras and Unicorns

Senior Shopping Hours

In response to the coronavirus social distancing, many major stores are offering some “senior only” shopping hours to reduce potential exposure of the most vulnerable population, the elderly; in Chicago, it is required of all “essential business” wanting to stay open during their lock-in. In most cases, the senior shopping hours are when the stores … More Senior Shopping Hours

Silver Lining#1: When Chocolate and Wine Become a Community Service

When I’m in circumstances I deem, let’s say, sub-optimal, I always try to look for the silver lining. So this may be an ongoing feature of the blog as this pandemic situation plays itself out. Last night I was supposed to have a business meeting with a friend who was going to supply some wine … More Silver Lining#1: When Chocolate and Wine Become a Community Service