What’s A Writer To Do?

Happy New Year!  I’ve been writing a book.  A memoir, if you’re asking me what sort of book it is.  Someone once told me that everyone has at least one story to tell but I believe that within the one story there are hundreds or maybe thousands of stories.  That is encouraging to me.  There […]

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THE SMILEY LIGHT!!

Dear Diary: I live in a smile-and-wave community. I just love it. People say hello (it seems to me) a lot. Total strangers smile-and-wave, smile-and-wave. It happens often. Sometimes it can be a little annoying. I don’t know these people. I’m either not very threatening or I look like I need a friend. Maybe I […]

Hokusai Says

Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. Hokusai says says there is no end to seeing He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as it […]

Transitions

The little girl never knew how small and vulnerable she was.  She lived in a world that seemed to her both vast and uncomplicated, immense in scale and minute in detail.  And all this within herself, coexisting in perfect balance.  For a long time she never saw a problem with this arrangement.  The boldness of […]

Celebrate!

July 4th is Independence day in the U.S.  We celebrate the victory of the early founders of our nation in their struggle for liberty, peace and freedom.  It is a noble and honorable commemoration of their valor and courage.  Plus, the fireworks are spectacular. If one is to believe that independence is a worthy state […]

Eyes wide open

It is annoying to find yourself awake at odd hours when you know you have a full day waiting, which by the way, comes with the expectation that you show up with an ability to think and participate with others.  There should be no mystery involved when it comes to getting to sleep and staying […]

Dreams

Where do I go to hide from MS?  Is there a place I can just hang out for a day or two and not be reminded that I have this spectre of physical impairment following me around? Lately I feel drained and really tired towards the end of a day.  In the morning I have […]

JOY

“But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane [you aren’t alone]In proving foresight may be vain:The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ menGang aft a-gley, [often go awry]An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,For promised joy. ”  –Robert Burns Who planned for their life to this point in time?  If you had asked me when […]