Power to Change

If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers I vividly remember watching this show with my brother, 1975-1978.Continue reading “Power to Change”

Indy Reads

Indy Reads is a nonprofit bookstore run to support literacy programs for adults and families in Central Marion County and the City of Indianapolis.  This was my first visit and well worth a trip from anywhere in Central Indiana.  Paperbacks are $5.99 and hardbacks are $6.99 and they have rare books for sale as well. Continue reading “Indy Reads”

Art Therapy

We (Susan and I) had a fantastic time at Eric Carle’s Picture Book Art Museum in Amherst MA back in October 2017. And at the end of our visit, before we left Massachusetts, to head home to Indiana, we created our own masterpieces. Many hung theirs in the window. We took ours home with us.

With much gratitude

This is truly a heartfelt post. Why? You!!! I never could have imagined sitting here nine years ago. I could barely talk. Was I saying any thing? Perhaps in my eyes you would have seen the pain. I welcomed death. I contemplated suicide. After a year of therapy, my confidante encouraged me to reach out.Continue reading “With much gratitude”

All so personal

Taboo talk everything locked up tight. Everything about every neighbor he gossiped. Everything has been locked up tight. I wrote feverishly during high school years and burned the papers in 1998. The poems and letters from time I had rather forget. Moving home to Wisconsin, having lived in Michigan (UM-Ann Arbor), Connecticut (Yale) and NYCContinue reading “All so personal”

Sunny day muse

Sunday morning poetry. Church: words spoken to me, shared lovingly with you. My second chance to shape my faith every Sunday for a year. I have adopted a practice of mindfully picking positive precepts each morning to set the day’s mood. It is difficult when depression and anxiety hits, always uninvited. An intrusion that bringsContinue reading “Sunny day muse”