A Gracious Offer, Thank You. No.

((CRITICISM: providing useful commentary meant to assist realistic improvement. NOT a concerted negativity meant to tear down or otherwise demean. Witches welcome; Trolls need not apply.)) I am not afraid of criticism. In fact, I welcome criticism; I know I lack objectivity in some areas, and outside input is helpful – my skin is thick […]

More Than An American Girl In Italy

Ruth Orkin was more than an American Girl in Italy; she was a genius, a visionary and a trailblazer. At 17, Orkin rode a bicycle from LA to NYC – alone with her camera – and did for photography what Edward Hopper did for painting. During her mid-20s, Orkin toured Europe with artist and fellow […]

How To Eat An Elephant

We all have ideas – big ideas, small ideas, silly ideas, serious ideas – ideas, ideas, ideas! Our brains are moving quickly, jumping from one thought to another, fitting in fancy between grocery lists and laundry sorting, ideas unbidden and unexplored passing through at light speed….most of the time. We have other ideas as well….lingering […]

Be Careful What You Wish For!

I would like to apologize for the delay between posts this week; although it was my goal to post every other day, I found myself floundering this week although for a solid reason. I have spent much of this week zeroing in on my thoughts, intentions and words for the Spring Equinox New Moon; this […]

Words Have Power

This week, I was challenged by NOTEWORTHY WISDOM (please look it up – Lena is awesome!) to Make Words Not War. This challenge is meant to illustrate the power of love and words by using love rather than hate to discuss the hot topics of the day. I have been thinking about this challenge for […]

Living Well Is The Best Revenge. Sigh…….

“It’s a wonderful expression. I just don’t know how true it is. You don’t see it turning up in a lot of opera plots. “Ludwig, maddened by the poisoning of his entire family, wreaks vengeance on Gunther in the third act by living well….Whereupon Woton, upon discovering his deception, wreaks vengeance on Gunther in the […]

I Gotta Be Me!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Don’t complain. Don’t explain. Don’t apologize.”  Williamm. Dennis McCann “Ok. You asked for it.”  Julianne M. CeCe When I was 10, I adamantly supported the ratification of the ERA. When I was 11, I insisted I would attend the local Jesuit High School because it was the best school available and I was unmoved by […]

Just Not That Into Who? (Or, It Really Isn’t Me.)

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt How often have you heard or (and let’s be honest) said any of the following: Why hasn’t he called? Why doesn’t she like me? What did I do wrong? Maybe I should be different? STOP THE MADNESS!!! You need a reality check. […]

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life!

There is an old adage regarding perspective: There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth. We often think of truth as a casualty of dishonesty. It is certainly true information may be withheld, intentionally distorted, or outright destroyed, to the advantage of one side over another – there will […]

The Man In The Moon Is A Lady…..

As you may have noticed, the moon was full last night. Actually, the moon was full at 1:05pm CST, but if you bothered to look up as you headed home yesterday evening, you may have thought, “The moon is full. Well, that explains it” And sadly, it does “explain it” but it is not her […]