Perspective

Feeling Lucky?

My mom was born in Ireland, and I spent most of my childhood summers there.  It was like a second home.  I loved being surrounded by my family and the culture.  And perhaps it’s the influence of the Irish folklore I grew up with, but there’s a special place in my heart for four-leaf clovers.… Continue reading Feeling Lucky?

Perspective, Presence, You

The Finish Line

In a previous blog, Got Change?, my break in consistent blogging was blamed on writer’s block and rebellion; I just needed a change.  Now I have a new reason!  Well, in all honesty, it’s not really new…it’s almost 21 years old.  Writing these blogs has inspired me to work on a book that I started… Continue reading The Finish Line

Appreciation, Perspective, You

Make a Wish!

On my walk the other day, I looked down to see a lone dandelion in its cotton-like seed phase.  Childhood memories flooded my mind, of picking them and blowing the seeds.  As they floated away, so did my wishes…carried off to meet the fairies, who would then set out to grant them.  Ah, carefree days… Continue reading Make a Wish!

Perspective, You

Going Out on a Limb

I woke up the other morning to a very interesting and unusual sound.  I looked out to see a lot of rustling going on in the Dogwood tree just outside my window. It’s a particularly fruitful season and our Dogwood tree is chock-full o’ berries.  I noticed three voracious squirrels rummaging through the branches.  Grabbing… Continue reading Going Out on a Limb