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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thank You for BEST RETIREMENT ADVICE Ever!!
Saturday, May 02, 2020      35 comments

What a generous and wise community this is . . . and how I enjoyed reading your comments in response to yesterday's blog requesting retirement advice. Oh yes: there's lots of expertise here!! And I intend to revisit your counsel frequen... Read more
Best Retirement Advice?
Friday, May 01, 2020      44 comments

There's lots of collective Sparkie wisdom out there -- hard earned -- about the retirement transition. From my own observation, it appears to be a process that, like other significant life changes, may take about two years to absorb!! ... Read more
Rain
Thursday, April 30, 2020      29 comments

It's raining out there. Muddy. But: Henry needs and want a walk anyhow. And me too. And everything is so intensely green. Tiny little leaves just beginning to unfurl on a few bushes. Green green grass. Bright red maple flowers.... Read more
Random Reciprocity!
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      30 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6670197 Really enjoyed MARINGAL's blog, "Randomly", in which she describes what's become a new way of walking her glorious golden retriever, Bernie. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Orchid!
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      40 comments

My office orchid -- two plants in a large pot with ivy -- was dormant for a long time. I had it there on a high shelf with east light screened ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts HenryBread
Monday, April 27, 2020      35 comments

Yes, clever kid did a little photoshopping yesterday -- to remind me that if I "loaf around" and eat too much of that fresh baked bread, I may end ... Read more
Bread and Henry!
Sunday, April 26, 2020      36 comments

Yes, I've been baking bread!! Flour is in short supply and there's no yeast at all. But that's the yeast of my worries actually, because I found ... Read more
Houndini!!
Saturday, April 25, 2020      30 comments

Our basset hounds were escape artists . . . both Ambrose and Rufus. We made sure there was identifying information on their collar tags -- name, address and phone number. There were a couple of occasions when somebody drove up the ... Read more
Evolution of Consciousness: Part II
Friday, April 24, 2020      23 comments

As always, it was the comments on yesterday's blog about the Auden poem and the Bruegel painting that were the best part. Michael Neill speaks about the evolution of consciousness in that place before thought -- I blogged about that March ... Read more
Individual Suffering . ..
Thursday, April 23, 2020      24 comments

There's a poem written in 1940 by English poet WH Auden, then living in Brussels, about a painting by Bruegel at the fine arts museum: "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus": and I've been thinking about it this week. When I first studied Au... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Snow Dance!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2020      37 comments

Lots of snow here . . . and it's cold too, not melting right away despite the brilliant sunshine!! And who's happy about that? Maybe not me. But: Henry was right out there doing his celebratory snow dance!! Twirling rever... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hanging on to Hope
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      32 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ I've been making time to listen to some of Michael Neill's podcasts and conversations recently, including the Caffeine for the Soul series. There's lots there on the link -- but his re... Read more
All things bright and beautiful . . .
Monday, April 20, 2020      35 comments

It was a grey rainy day here yesterday: and I'm missing the opportunity of going out to the spring woods to see the first flowers. Our conservation... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Warm and Calm
Sunday, April 19, 2020      30 comments

When we went through the incredible and protracted irritation of our big 2019 house reno, "warm and calm" was our focus. Our house reno guy? Lots and lots to commend him, highly skilled in historic restoration work. But: no, he did not g... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Health Care Workers
Saturday, April 18, 2020      42 comments

There are quite a few Sparkies who are members of the health care profession!! We know how hard you are working . . . on both sides of the Canadian/American border and all over the world. How frightening and heart breaking it has to be. ... Read more

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