A guest just brought me a box of milk chocolates; I only like the dark kind. So I will re-gift it unopened the next time I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner. I remember my mother receiving a box of dried fruits with someone else’s card—a re-gifting three times over! The protocol is that if MORE >
I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” Katharine Hepburn, American actress (1907–2003) I never lose sight of the fact that just being is something to be grateful for on a daily basis.
what children know is soon forgotten replaced by learning what women know is oft discounted in a man’s world what black people know is devalued in a white society when knowing is replaced by knowledge we cut ourselves off from the truth.
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the galaxies—most likely more galaxies. Our minds cannot encompass infinity. Have you wondered what was there before the beginning of our universe before the big bang? Maybe it always was! Our minds cannot fathom eternity. Birds migrate by some magnetic resonances we don’t comprehend. What else is there MORE >
I want to live purposefully aware, cognizant, conscious of the way I live I want to have a planned life thought out, thought through carefully considered Instead of living from crisis to crisis responding only to emergencies taking care of what’s most urgent I don’t want to dress in five minutes gulp down my food MORE >
Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” Oscar Hammerstein II, American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals (1895-1960) Actually it is both.
In 1992, the City of San Diego Organization Effectiveness Program hired me as a sexual harassment consultant. I worked there for three years, leading workshops, training staff, creating videos, and writing manuals. The following is an account of a workshop on Sex and Power: The participants included the City Manager, the Chief of Police, the MORE >
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian diplomat, politician, historian, and writer (1469-1527) Indeed I feel I am growing wiser, more tolerant and compassionate as I am growing older. I am up to 90+.
I used to try to impress people by telling them how wonderful I am I have come to realize that if I want to impress people I need to listen to how wonderful they are
Some recent headlines caught my eye: “Putting women on pedestals” (New York Times, September 4, 2017): Of the 925 public statues in Britain, only 25 are status of historical women who are not royalty. To be made into a statue, a woman had to be a naked muse, royalty, or the mother of God. In MORE >