Autumnal Equinox #FridayPhilosophy

Autumnal Equinox #FridayPhilosophy "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." - Emily Bronte "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the … Continue reading Autumnal Equinox #FridayPhilosophy

Burnt #FridayPhilosophy

Burnt #FridayPhilosophy It's summer in the desert. This photo shows you what it's like here, right now. Today the outside temperatures reached 118 degrees. Needless to say, we all try to hide indoors for the summer months. In keeping with the fact that it's beyond hot here, today's #FridayPhilosophy is all about feeling the heat. … Continue reading Burnt #FridayPhilosophy

Excellence ~ A Friday Philosophy Note

I think most of us want to do what we do well. As my Dad points out, no one shows up every day wanting to do terribly. What is excellence, though? It comes down to a lot more than lip service. Excellence is found in action, not just words. Anyone can say the right thing … Continue reading Excellence ~ A Friday Philosophy Note

Friday Philosophy ~ Gardens

We had a thunder storm and rain today. The evening air suddenly cooled and the hint of fall on the air is noticeable. So, my mind is back to gardens, specifically my own. 🙂 "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero "The best place to … Continue reading Friday Philosophy ~ Gardens

Poetry Speaks

It was a sane madness a dress a wallpaper A wild robbery the loss of a name a theft of voice The names blend into a solid wall - a Virginia, George, Anais, Simone, Edna, Charlotte - mural To tell the world: "We were here." "We mattered." "We remain."

Friday Philosophy…Death

Last night, I dreamed I was dead. Not in a grim, horrible way. More in a Patrick Swayze in Ghost kind of way. My main experience was frustration, because it took me a while to realize that no one could hear or see me, and they kept swooshing through my body. When I woke up … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Death

Friday Philosophy…Consequences

After an interesting back and forth email conversation with a very dear lady this week, I've been thinking a lot about consequences. It can be all too easy to become cynical: we see bankers who have supposedly "broken" our economy get away with it, we hear (constantly, it seems) in the news about families who … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Consequences

Friday Philosophy…Rain!

As promised, the storm has hit. Living in a desert, we all get very excited over weather around here. Especially when wet stuff falls from the sky. 🙂 So, today's philosophy and thoughts are devoted to that weather phenomenon we see so rarely! "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Rain!

Tuesday Thoughts…Sore Muscles

Since I slept so well last night, I thought I'd really push my luck this morning on my workout. I ran a couple of miles on the track (well, a run-walk) and then hit the stairs to climb 50 flights. I have spaghetti noodles for thighs tonight. 🙂 It actually feels pretty good. Today's thoughts … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…Sore Muscles