A-to-Z Challenge: Madrigal

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. Melina Kanakaredes I have been blessed to have experienced a madrigal dinner twice in my life. The first time was in high school. It…

A-to-Z Challenge: Kalinin

As it unfolded, the structure of the story began to remind me of one of those Russian dolls that contain innumerable ever-smaller dolls within. Step by step the narrative split into a thousand stories, as if it had entered a gallery of mirrors, its identity fragmented into endless reflections. Carlos Ruiz Zafon A few days…

A-to-Z Challenge: Justice

Hello everyone! Lady Justice wants to say hello as well. This morning I read an article from opendemocracy.net : Six boys, one cop, and the road to restorative justice I’ve been meaning to explore a concept that caught my attention a few years ago. My former ethics professor once told us there was a Fulbright…

A-to-Z Challenge: Garden

I Love the Rain… … because it nourishes my garden during a scorching summer day here in Texas. Hm, maybe it would be a different story if I live near a city where acid rain takes place: mutant flowers and creating a dangerous place to dance in. I have so many things I want to…

A-to-Z Challenge: Delphinium

Shade of Blue Caught my Fancy The delphinium flower once caught my attention during May one year when I was looking for potted flower for Mother’s Day. The blooms was in the shape of a pyramid and a beautiful shade of indigo. I like to arrange my own flowers but I get really inspired by…

A-to-Z Challenge: Consciousness

Hello! A few days ago, I went to a personal workshop for women called “What Color is Your Cape?” (mine’s yellow like sunshine, btw 😀 ), and I encountered the quote above. Patanjali was a Hindu author, mystic, and philosopher who codified and compiled a set of yoga practices into a systematic framework called the…

A-to-Z Challenge: Becoming

“My hope is that this book will inspire everyone to tap into their own journeys of becoming and to share those stories with one another.” Michelle Obama Who will you become? I recently finished Michelle Obama’s fascinating book, “Becoming”, for our alumni book club. The Washington Post does a good job covering key scenes in…

#Haibun – A Bishop’s Walk

“My hair may turn white as frost before I return from those fabled places – or maybe I won’t return at all.”, ” … I felt three thousand miles rushing through my heart, the whole world only a dream.“ Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Narrow Road to the Interior  Take a lonely path Beyond the arch, his…

One Liner Wednesday – Nest Hair

We cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over our heads, but we can refuse to let them build nests in our hair. Chinese Proverb Also in response to: Eclectic Contrarian’s Weirdoff Tag

3.2.1 Quote Me – Creativity

Jenna, The Sunshine Artist, has tagged me for the 3.2.1. Quote Me challenge started by Rory, A Guy Called Bloke and K-9 Doodlepip!, about creativity, one of my favorite topics! From making my own greeting cards, stories, clothes, gifts, being creative is one of the most rewarding endeavors I will ever embark in my life….