Forgiveness and Coffee

The coffee shop is buzzing with folks chatting over lattes and special brews. She sits opposite me with her baby. She is more than all grown up. She is wise. I remember the student who sat in my classroom as a 9th grader and cried over a boy, and then the 12th grader who led … Continue reading Forgiveness and Coffee


Ready, Set, Fall

I hate summer. Despite being able to grow tomatoes, have cookouts, and watch fireflies, I just can't handle summer. Yes, the access to so many great fresh fruit and veggies, farmers markets,  and watching little bugs butts light up across the yard like moving Christmas lights is wonderful, yet the heat, humidity, and general stickiness … Continue reading Ready, Set, Fall

Hitting the Cookbooks

Looking for cookbooks that are unique and not a celebrity driven machine??  I may be of help. I love cookbooks and recipe cards (handwritten).  I should qualify that I really love old cookbooks.  I have a small but odd collection that spans from my grandmother’s Methodist Church in Cherokee Village to a 1930's cookbook.  I … Continue reading Hitting the Cookbooks

Must Try Soups!

I love soup. Clear or thick, vegetable or with meat, hot or cold, sweet or sour, soup could be one of the best dish at the table. We serve the soup after appetizers. I made a list with my favorite soups. Lobster bisque – Bisque is a French soup very smooth, creamy and highly seasoned, … Continue reading Must Try Soups!

Trying to Unhear

Finally, the rain stopped and the sun came out. I can now take a walk during lunch and enjoy being outside. I work on a college campus, so a walk down streets or across campus is simple enough: Not a lot of traffic to navigate, trees, lawns, sidewalks and most students are also walking or … Continue reading Trying to Unhear

National Poetry Month: II Poetry Contest

Inspire For A Better Life

It is National Poetry month!!! We Are All The Same Project invites you to participate in our II Poetry Contest. Let’s express our feelings thru art, send messages to the World thru words. Click here to submit your poem.


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Dreamed Up: Flying and Robin Williams

This isn’t about dreams of you know the future or successes. Like I dream of retiring here or there, or investing, or dreams for my kid or grand kids, or dreams of a big career. No. this is about those nightly visions that bubble up and reveal our psyche. My favorite recurring dream has been … Continue reading Dreamed Up: Flying and Robin Williams