Monthly Archives: January 2016


While sorting through more letters and “things to file” yesterday, I came across an envelope from one of my favorite wordpress bloggers, “Pixieannie” (  I had kept the envelope to record the return address on it – so that I … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, gratitude, humor | 3 Comments

I Found a Letter…

Over the past few months I have witnessed my friend’s culture change from international traveler/ sage adviser / leader to care giver.  He language has shifted, her shopping habits have shifted, and her raison d’etre has shifted.  She moved home … Continue reading

Posted in aging, appreciation, cancer, challenges, wisdom | 6 Comments


The days when I wonder what my purpose is Are the days when I know I’m alive It is cancer’s ghost which makes me see My reality with wide-opened eyes   Awakened from my slumber deep I question every thing … Continue reading

Posted in advice, appreciation, cancer, challenges, philosophy, Poetry, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Simple Things in Life

I had forgotten how wonderful it is to drink water after a period of deprivation.  There is nothing more thirst-quenching and satisfying than a cup of cold water. It was around 5 pm tonight when the “flu” that had my … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health, illness, life's lessons, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Snow Dog

It was one of the heaviest snowfalls of the season when Jazz and I went for a walk. Oh, to have the joy and energy of that dog!  She leaped and bounded, sniffed and scurried.  And in the end – … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, adventure, nature, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Snow Day!

“Drive carefully, Kevin” I wished my husband as he set off on the treacherously icy and snow-covered roads this morning. He had already been up – quite early – to blow the snow from a series of drive-ways on our … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, family, nature | 7 Comments

I Wonder

I wonder what those berry are – I think I’ll give a taste To find out what delights do lie within – Mother Nature does not waste! I wonder what would happen if – I ate those one by one? … Continue reading

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Point Me in The Right Direction

Point me in the right direction Lead me down the road So I may make a difference here To ease another’s load   Point me in the right direction Help me see the way I have so many choices now … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, Cancer Journey, personal journey, Poetry | 17 Comments

It Has Begun

It has begun.  The countdown to month “nine”.  Nine months cancer free. When I was teaching, as is common for most teachers, the night before the beginning of a new year (or new term) I would dream about the next … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, activity, adventure, cancer, Uncategorized | 21 Comments

130 Steps and Counting

Feeling guilty that I had left a kitchen full of dishes last night, I take my time getting up and getting busy. The dishes would be there – regardless of my preference to spend a few more moments day-dreaming, writing, … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, gratitude, hope, humor | 18 Comments