“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ―Lemony Snicket WHAT DOES SUMMER TASTE LIKE? As a writing teacher, I ask my students to think concretely about the abstract. In the first week of June, as the promise … More Refrigerator Oats: What Does Summer Taste Like?
“The conclusion I have reached is that, above all, dogs are witnesses. They are allowed access to our most private moments. They are there when we think we are alone. Think of what they could tell us. They sit on the laps of presidents. They see acts of love and violence, quarrels and feuds, and … More Witness to Beauty – It’s All About Perspective
“I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck … More There Is No Better Time Than Now
“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” ― Maya Angelou A few years ago when I agreed to lead a Saturday morning Weight Watchers meeting, I wondered if I had lost my mind. Being a teacher, my alarm screams every weekday morning at 5:00 am and weekends are my time to catch up on precious sleep. … More The Importance of Laughter in Weight Management ~ Channeling Our Inner Child