Thursday, January 28, 2016


Mother Nature decided to show her teeth when she sent twenty-four inches of snow my way.

I know I should be horrified about this winter event but I love the way the world seems more peaceful when blanketed with snow.  The snow muffles out the daily chaos of city and coats it in a muted pace.

I can't say that I found shoveling the snow a fun activity but sharing it with my neighbors did bring me satisfaction.  I did have some time for fun...snowball wars, sledding, and even building a few snow masterpieces.

For every long day in the frozen outdoors, brought a warm fire and hot tea to soothe aching muscles...

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Clock Strikes

As the clock strikes midnight, a new year rushes can only conclude that we have another 366 days to make difference.

What will you do this year?

I know I will make plenty of mistakes...but the question is, will I learn from those mistakes and will it change anything?

I noticed that I do spend a lot of time writing about being happy.  I guess that makes me take a good, hard look at my life and ask those really tough questions like...Am I happy? What would I change, if anything?

I had some really tough obstacles to overcome in my life and I have spent a long time trying to "get over it" but I think I am tired of running from those things.  I think that is time to embrace that part of my life and accept that it is what makes me, well..."me".

For the first time in a very long time, I think I am ready to start a new adventure.  I am not sure where I am heading this year but I know, for me, it will be full of changes.

I hope you find whatever it is your are looking for this year.  I hope your adventure is grand...

Saturday, December 19, 2015


The sun is in retreat and the weather is turning colder.

Change is all around us as a new season cautiously approaches.

No matter if you are ready or not... the change is coming.  You should prepare.

It is time to gather all that you need to endure the next phase.

It is time to put away the warm weather clothes and drag out the warmest of wardrobes to endure the upcoming chill.

It is time to take stock in supplies needed to make it through the cold times ahead.  It is also the time snuggle and wrap yourself in the ones that you love.

Prepare yourself for change my friends for this event is inevitable...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Lost Ones

Loss is a hard thing and you will never recover from it.  I know what people say, that things will get easier or that you will get over it, but I believe those are just words.  Those words have no meaning when it comes to loss.

Loss creates a void that cannot be filled.  It is a hole, you can try stepping around it or creating a path over it but the reality is that it will always be there, no matter how much you try to move over it.

Creating a path over the hole can allow you to move forward and the further you travel away from the hole may allow you to not think about it as much, but you know it is there.

The more loss we have, the more holes we have.  We spend our lives creating paths away from these holes.  It is time to look back and embrace the fact that loss changes you.  It is also the time to share memories of those you have lost, for memories tie us to the love ones.

We need a little love right now so be brave and share a memory with me...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

True Evil

In light of the latest violence in the world, it makes you wonder why there is such a disregard for human life.

I am saddened and appalled by what I see in the news.  I cringe at the media trying to find an angle to lure us into their ratings war.  Everyone is coming out of the woodwork spouting half-truths to justify their own causes and agendas.

 No one seems to care that innocent lives were lost and these tragedies keep happening.

We are quick to label the killers as evil but we fail to find fault in ourselves for what is happening in the world.  We seem to put more value on pushing our truth than remembering what was lost.

It seems that human lives have value but the amount of value depends on your address.  Why are Western lives lost at a premium and others are merely numbers on a tally board?

This will not change over night but we need to stop seeing the world with a blind eye and open wide to see the truth.

Once the truth is revealed, are you willing to make sacrifices in order to make a real change in the world?

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Masterpiece

After slaying my week's worth of dragons, I find solitude in the most unlikely place, my kitchen.

I am so involved and lost when I am cooking and by the time, the dis is done, I feel like I am part of the dish.

I feel like my soul literally connects to it.  I do not talk and no one is allowed to be in the kitchen when I cook.  It is a meditative process.  So much in flow of the procedure.  I forget the world and become one with it.

My creations are only limited by my imagination and the ingredients I have on hand.

There is something therapeutic of creating a culinary masterpiece even if the end result isn't that magnificent. It is the journey and not the destination...

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Pause

Life can keep you pretty busy.

It seems that you buckle down, put your nose to the grindstone, and work as hard as you can and you pause, take a moment to look up~the world jumped forward a few days.

You are living in an everlasting loop of mundane tasks and if you are not careful you will forget to live and just exist.

Take a moment and enjoy the pauses and before long you will jumping forward to the next pause.

And over time, you will reverse your time so that your work becomes the pauses and you start living in the loop of your life, the real moments that count....

Work hard, but play harder...we never know how much time we have to enjoy the loop...