Why Not Cupcakes?

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Our world has been turned upside down. People find themselves asking that same question–why can’t we all just get along? Even discussing the answer to that question can result in differences of opinion which can result in more agitation, more fear and more uncertainty of the future. Feeling grounded takes effort these days.


Fortunately there are numerous ways to instill that feeling of being grounded–of being aware that there are a lot of things going on around you that you cannot control but for the moment you are enjoying just being. Maybe it is cooking or reading or walking or just sitting and noticing the expression on your dog’s face. Continue reading

The New Neighbor.

I work close to a large area of land used as a landfill. It’s a very well-run facility. Trash is brought in and sorted, and then placed in different sections of the site. Fill is brought in to cover the layers and gasses are released as necessary. It is a very modern waste managing facility. Unfortunately, there are days when the wind is blowing just the right way and we all realize…it is still a dump. Continue reading

All in the Interpretation.

image courtesy of http://www.heideblog.com

People don’t look at things in the same way. One person can watch a certain situation unfolding, or a beautiful scene in nature, or even a piece of art; and have a completely different interpretation than the person next to them. It’s what makes us different…and human.

If I describe this photograph of a sunset captured by fellow blogger, HeideBlog, from her post “More Meteorological Madness”, I would focus on how the colors seem to dissolve into each other yet still remain separate segments of the composition. Others may describe the brilliance of the reds and oranges. Still others may describe a memory evoked by looking at the scene–nothing at all to do with a color palette. This photograph allows us to see a beautiful moment captured in all its glory and let’s us interpret it in our own unique way. Continue reading