Category Archives: Simple Pleasures

Right Now, Someone Somewhere

I read somewhere recently that most time is wasted not in hours but in minutes. I can attest to that, for I have become quite adept lately at frittering away minute after lazy minute until entire days have disappeared–and often … Continue reading

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In an Almost Perfect World

“Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” ~ Voltaire In a perfect world, weapons of mass destruction would be Tonka trucks in the sandbox and terrorism would be nothing more than ten-year-olds toilet … Continue reading

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In the Dew of Little Things

“For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ― Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet It’s a few moments past sunrise, and I am sitting on the back deck in my pajamas and socks, … Continue reading

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For Love of the Game, Part II

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby, former MLB player, manager and coach My love for the … Continue reading

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For Love of the Game, Part I

“It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball.” –Brad Pitt, as Billy Beane in Moneyball I love purple and pink sunsets over a blue glass lake and bright yellow flowers dripping with the morning’s dew. I love all-meat pizzas smothered … Continue reading

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You’re a Fickle Old Gal, Mother Nature

“To the dull mind nature is leaden; To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I had dreamt of it, prayed for it and begged for it since November. I had crossed … Continue reading

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The Little Things . . . And the Big Things, Too

I’m as bad as anyone–and probably worse than most–about not showing daily appreciation for all the goodness in my life.  I get distracted and stressed by all those little annoyances that demand my attention–the piles of dirty laundry in the … Continue reading

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Battling for Inner Peace Against the Sunshine Thieves

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been fortunate to do a lot of traveling lately, and in my travels I’ve encountered many breathtakingly beautiful locations–some of them intentional destinations but some of them also … Continue reading

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The Beauty that Still Remains

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” ~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl The upcoming elections and the endless bombardment of negative campaign advertisements have certainly played a part.  The floundering economy, … Continue reading

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When My Own Words Fail Me

I am leaving in a few hours to fly out to Los Angeles to visit two of my sons, one who lives there and one who has been interning there all summer.  I am more than a little excited to … Continue reading

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