Meditation 101

Breathe. It’s a simple concept, really, but there are days when I swear I haven’t the time to do it. Try it yourself now: Stop what you’re doing. Close your eyes. Breathe. Now some of you did that, and some of you just kept reading because you think you don’t have...

Grandpa

If I squint my eyes tight enough, sometimes I can still see Gramps standing on his back porch. The house has been gone almost as long as he has, and there aren’t a lot of pictures left of either one, but they both live on forever in my memories. Gramps lived just off...

One step forward, two steps backward

Diet is definitely a four-lettered word. I established that fact in a blog entry I wrote on January 21. So how am I doing on that resolution to lose weight, you ask? Well, it takes time. And there are setbacks. There are good days and bad. There are so-called reasons,...

Ruby Slippers

Okay, so maybe they aren’t really ruby and they aren’t really slippers, but they ARE magical. When I put on my red shoes it’s like donning an entirely new persona. I am suddenly someone else. Anyone else. There are plenty of advantages to being someone else. I like to...

Killer Meatloaf

Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing right up front: Nobody died. Although it might be argued that a few of my friends have thought they had died and gone to heaven after just one bite of my meatloaf. Yes, the recipe is just that good, if I do say so myself. What...
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