Category Archives: Love’s Elements

In Just 5 Minutes

I had a rotten night last night. Barking dogs, noisy wind chimes, bad dreams. Awake every 2 hours. So, at 4 something I got up. It would be several hours before sleeping beauty would become conscious. I went through my normal routine: scoured the Net, made coffee, and practiced my ukulele. While practicing, my eyes…

The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed. Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were…

Small Town, Big Love

I grew up in a small mountain town where no one was a stranger. Gracie, with coal-black hair and fire-red nail polish, was the cashier at the grocery store.  Sammy was the butcher.  His smiling brown face greeted my Mother, as he held up 2 pounds of fresh, lean ground beef for her approval, before wrapping…

Another Lie About Love

“Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate,” says Steve Conner, Science Editor at The Independent. TRUTH OR LIE? Referring to a study by Professor Semir Zeki of University College London,  Conner goes on to say, “Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain, according to a study that…

Love Your Brother; Lost and Found on New York Subway

Everywhere…people passing by other people without a word or an ounce of care. People refusing to look each other in the eye or say hello with a genuine smile. Daily strangers… side by side… filling transit cars; going the same places without seeing each other. We’re together, in separate worlds; texting, phoning, zoning ….ignoring face…

Right From the Horse’s Mouth

We saved a human.  A horse told us to.  What’s the connection? It appeared to be picture perfect.  An out of the way B&B nestled in the hills of TN; large stone fireplace, red leather and vintage furnishings that complimented the honey colored log walls.  Log structures have a fragrance, a scent of wood that’s…

Category Archives: Love’s Elements

In Just 5 Minutes

I had a rotten night last night. Barking dogs, noisy wind chimes, bad dreams. Awake every 2 hours. So, at 4 something I got up. It would be several hours before sleeping beauty would become conscious. I went through my normal routine: scoured the Net, made coffee, and practiced my ukulele. While practicing, my eyes…

The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed. Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were…

Small Town, Big Love

I grew up in a small mountain town where no one was a stranger. Gracie, with coal-black hair and fire-red nail polish, was the cashier at the grocery store.  Sammy was the butcher.  His smiling brown face greeted my Mother, as he held up 2 pounds of fresh, lean ground beef for her approval, before wrapping…

Another Lie About Love

“Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate,” says Steve Conner, Science Editor at The Independent. TRUTH OR LIE? Referring to a study by Professor Semir Zeki of University College London,  Conner goes on to say, “Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain, according to a study that…

Love Your Brother; Lost and Found on New York Subway

Everywhere…people passing by other people without a word or an ounce of care. People refusing to look each other in the eye or say hello with a genuine smile. Daily strangers… side by side… filling transit cars; going the same places without seeing each other. We’re together, in separate worlds; texting, phoning, zoning ….ignoring face…

Right From the Horse’s Mouth

We saved a human.  A horse told us to.  What’s the connection? It appeared to be picture perfect.  An out of the way B&B nestled in the hills of TN; large stone fireplace, red leather and vintage furnishings that complimented the honey colored log walls.  Log structures have a fragrance, a scent of wood that’s…

Category Archives: Love’s Elements

In Just 5 Minutes

I had a rotten night last night. Barking dogs, noisy wind chimes, bad dreams. Awake every 2 hours. So, at 4 something I got up. It would be several hours before sleeping beauty would become conscious. I went through my normal routine: scoured the Net, made coffee, and practiced my ukulele. While practicing, my eyes…

The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed. Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were…

Small Town, Big Love

I grew up in a small mountain town where no one was a stranger. Gracie, with coal-black hair and fire-red nail polish, was the cashier at the grocery store.  Sammy was the butcher.  His smiling brown face greeted my Mother, as he held up 2 pounds of fresh, lean ground beef for her approval, before wrapping…

Another Lie About Love

“Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate,” says Steve Conner, Science Editor at The Independent. TRUTH OR LIE? Referring to a study by Professor Semir Zeki of University College London,  Conner goes on to say, “Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain, according to a study that…

Love Your Brother; Lost and Found on New York Subway

Everywhere…people passing by other people without a word or an ounce of care. People refusing to look each other in the eye or say hello with a genuine smile. Daily strangers… side by side… filling transit cars; going the same places without seeing each other. We’re together, in separate worlds; texting, phoning, zoning ….ignoring face…

Right From the Horse’s Mouth

We saved a human.  A horse told us to.  What’s the connection? It appeared to be picture perfect.  An out of the way B&B nestled in the hills of TN; large stone fireplace, red leather and vintage furnishings that complimented the honey colored log walls.  Log structures have a fragrance, a scent of wood that’s…

Category Archives: Love’s Elements

In Just 5 Minutes

I had a rotten night last night. Barking dogs, noisy wind chimes, bad dreams. Awake every 2 hours. So, at 4 something I got up. It would be several hours before sleeping beauty would become conscious. I went through my normal routine: scoured the Net, made coffee, and practiced my ukulele. While practicing, my eyes…

The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed. Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were…

Small Town, Big Love

I grew up in a small mountain town where no one was a stranger. Gracie, with coal-black hair and fire-red nail polish, was the cashier at the grocery store.  Sammy was the butcher.  His smiling brown face greeted my Mother, as he held up 2 pounds of fresh, lean ground beef for her approval, before wrapping…

Another Lie About Love

“Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate,” says Steve Conner, Science Editor at The Independent. TRUTH OR LIE? Referring to a study by Professor Semir Zeki of University College London,  Conner goes on to say, “Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain, according to a study that…

Love Your Brother; Lost and Found on New York Subway

Everywhere…people passing by other people without a word or an ounce of care. People refusing to look each other in the eye or say hello with a genuine smile. Daily strangers… side by side… filling transit cars; going the same places without seeing each other. We’re together, in separate worlds; texting, phoning, zoning ….ignoring face…

Right From the Horse’s Mouth

We saved a human.  A horse told us to.  What’s the connection? It appeared to be picture perfect.  An out of the way B&B nestled in the hills of TN; large stone fireplace, red leather and vintage furnishings that complimented the honey colored log walls.  Log structures have a fragrance, a scent of wood that’s…