Stand Up, Sit-In or March – A Tribute to MLK, Jr.

On this day, we celebrate MLK, Jr., his dreams and ideals. Under normal circumstances and in the past, I’d listen to his famous speeches, talk to the little monkey about history, thank the universe we were making progress. This year…is different. The circumstances are not normal, no matter how some people try to make it… Continue reading Stand Up, Sit-In or March – A Tribute to MLK, Jr.

Mindful and Meditative Mondays # 17 – Time to Reflect

I know for most people today is not the beginning of the new year…but for the Jewish people, my people, it is… and gives us a bonus second chance to take a look at what’s been going on, what needs to be changed and to make plans for a better future. As I’ve said many… Continue reading Mindful and Meditative Mondays # 17 – Time to Reflect

It’s already Christmas on the other side of the world…

What is the state of readiness here in my little piece of California? The gifts are all wrapped (except the ones that got lost in the closet) and the cards nearly written…the pie crust waits for filling, and the gingerbread house is still in pieces…it will all get done, but I just wanted to take… Continue reading It’s already Christmas on the other side of the world…

Slow your roll…

  I know it’s the holiday season, and so many people become engaged in the mad rush (myself included on occasion.) But today, remember what the sign says…slow down, see what’s around you, and enjoy. There’s no point in the holiday season if you spend all your time running around like a chicken sans head,… Continue reading Slow your roll…

30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 11

Today I am thankful for the men and women in this country willing to sacrifice their lives so that we can have the freedom to do what we want.  Too often, they are forgotten once they have served. As an aside, I am also thankful that after a later-than-usual night at work, I have today off… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 11