Category Archives: Musings

Transcripts of Gratitude

I kept a Gratitude Jar last year. Whenever I thought of something I was grateful for I wrote it on a slip of paper and dropped it in the jar. About midway through the year, I stopped. I don’t know … Continue reading

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This Time of Year

This time of year, late fall transitioning into early winter, is my least favorite time of year. Trees have shed their leaves and draw inward with just their skeleton trunk and branches remaining. I miss the leaves and their whispers … Continue reading

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Tree Magic (2): Ivan Was Here

This distinctive tree trunk caught my attention while wandering through the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Notice the inscription at the bottom of the picture. Ivan was here and wanted you to know. A sturdy tree trunk mirrors our own … Continue reading

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Big Magic and the Creative Urge

When I was about half way through reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, I realized that I wanted to remember the important parts of this book. The book called out to me: Pay close attention! So I started at the beginning … Continue reading

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The Spice of Life

I love spices – part of the allure of travel includes exploring another country’s cuisine with its different spices. For my own cooking, I use lots of home-grown herbs and spices: onions and garlic in baskets, dried basil, tarragon, sage, … Continue reading

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