“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway. My husband was a fan of foreign cars.  In particular, he developed a fondness for the Italian Alfa Romeo.  In our early marriage we were ignorant of how to survive in the USA and so we soon lost the little […]

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy. Children can be cruel.  Before we learn to be kind and thoughtful, we often say the first thing we think.  There are many ‘viral videos’ that are evidence […]

“And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?”~ Khalil Gibran. One hundred and thirty years ago today, my paternal grandmother was born in Argentina.  She was born to a family of immigrants, Welsh settlers who had set […]

“We been fighting for all the wrong stuff We better fight to stay in love.”~ Tanya Stephens. I went on a trip to Jamaica one year, the kind of trip where you don’t do any of the touristy things, yet you do those things which the average person who lives on the island doesn’t do.  […]

“Love is not just tolerance. It’s not just distant appreciation. It’s a warm sense of, ‘I am enjoying the fact that you are you.’” ~ N. T. Wright. Have you ever been asked, or asked yourself, ‘What is your purpose? Why are you here?’ I guess most of us, at some point, try to get […]

“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”~ Jean de La Fontaine. Sometimes it is hard to imagine how far we have traveled in the past 60 years.  Even less than that. Nowadays you can tell the age of a movie from the presence (or absence) of cell phones, and […]

“I know it might sound weird, but empathy is one of the greatest creators of energy. It’s counterintuitive because it’s selfless.”~ Angela Ahrendts. My father came from an athletic family. He was the youngest of three boys, all of whom had trophies and awards for their accomplishments.  In his 40’s and 50’s he would shine […]