Learning to drive
My daddy taught me how to drive when I was just 12 years old and living in Texas, and he taught me on an automatic transmission, not a stick shift. We always had automatics growing up ─ I never had to learn how to use a clutch [...]
Several years ago my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Egypt and Israel with a Rabbi and his wife who made the whole experience extremely enlightening.
Some would ask, “Can Jews and Christians share their faith?” We were [...]
Dressing for a funeral is simple, right?
Just wear something black. If you want to be comfortable, respectful, and supportive, there’s more to it. Here are some tips for dressing for funerals…but first, a story.
My neighbor LOVED flamingos. [...]
I sat comfortably on my deck chair, ready to enter into meditation.
The sun shone warmly on my back and shoulders and the sounds of the waves gently rolling onto the rocks below my high perch promised to take me into a deeply relaxed state very [...]
Have you ever asked someone to agree to disagree?
How difficult is it to actually agree to disagree? I have had such a hard time with this concept in the past. It was maddening not to be able to persuade the other person that my belief was the [...]
Jumping to conclusions.
I came upstairs to my hotel room after having lunch with our son, Trey, today and my key did not open my room’s door. My key had apparently become demagnetized while I was at lunch.
The housekeeper was in our son’s [...]
There are times in my life where my days roll on one after another like wonderful, peaceful, and serene gifts.
All is well, nothing is urgent─I have plenty of time to accomplish the things I have to do. And then there is the rest of the time! [...]
I am fascinated by a phenomenon which happens every January.
The local fitness centers fill up with slightly overweight to very overweight folks who have made recovering their fitness one of their goals for the new year. They have shiny new [...]
I participated in my very first silent retreat last year right after Thanksgiving.
It was scary and I was nervous. Could I, a regular chatterbox, hold silence for an entire week? Well, it was actually five nights, but who’s counting?
I have [...]