Category Archives: Family

Gratitude Sunday: Healthful Addictions

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.” Susan Cheever Sunday Haiku Cold sun today gone tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: To Town And Back

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “Hell is other people.” Jean-Paul Sartre Sunday Haiku Cold sun shines without warmth, chilling autumn into crisp early winter. Sunday Musings The wind blew a winter chill into the Pacific Northwest this … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: The United States Of America Is A Lie

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.” Simone de Beauvoir Sunday Haiku August memories, frivolous grasshopper days, warm campfire evenings. Sunday Musings The United States of America … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Grief’s Summer Project 2.0

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” Confucius Sunday Haiku Overcast morn brings afternoon’s humidity, evening’s soggy heat. Sunday Musings As hard as I try not to dwell, summers … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: A Memorial Day For All

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.” Shirley Chisholm Sunday Haiku One freaky warm week belies cooler spring days to follow; shawl weather. Sunday Musings As we come … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Mama, Mama

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. [Being a mom] is the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Opening Imagination; or, Proactive Thinking

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Train Music

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “Sure, jets are fast and economical, but, oh my, what fun we’ve lost and what leisure we’ve sacrificed in the race to efficiency. Somehow, stepping onto a plane and zooming across the … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Learning All The Way

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.” Thích Nhất … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: Invisible Woman

Gratitude * Sunday Quote of the Week – “I first noticed I was missing on Thursday.” Jeanne Ray in Calling Invisible Women Sunday Haiku Ghostly river mist drifts through valley fields, haunting naked fog-filled trees. Sunday Musings We all know … Continue reading

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