Celebrating–a time to recapture hope

Gotta hand it to those Americans…they sure know how to throw a party during the Inauguration. I watched some of the highlights on the news and on you-tube–the closing song on Sunday’s concert led by Beyonce choked me up a little and I’m not even American. But what teared me up was that if I …

A Gentle Kindness

I was picking up some supper today at The Greek Market on Corydon. Once I had my yummy lemon potatoes, veggies and phyllo wrapped delights, he asked me, “Is that all?” I looked around and decided to throw in a couple of freshly baked crispy-on-the-outside-but-soft-on-the-inside rolls, explaining that I was going to see a friend …

The other side

Warning: spoiler about Gran Torino movie…don’t read it you’re going to see the movie. I have still been thinking about my last post about the dichotomy between our conscious belief about equality of humanity and actions which suggest an unconscious racism…talking with a friend who is about to enter into a transracial adoption and discussing …

Confronting a harsh reality

There is the way we want to be, the person we portray to others, and that is often the person we believe ourselves to be. We can fool ourselves into believing that is who we really are. I see clients who tell me that they are a certain way–they tell me this with conviction–they believe …

The beauty in little things

Yesterday evening I spent with an old friend…sushi by the fire, with the music of the season in the background, and candles and little sparkly lights around the window providing muted light. We caught up on each other’s lives. We just enjoyed simply just “being”. And after she left, I found myself wondering why I …

The Butter Has Moved

I remember CBC inviting listeners to call in suggesting what they noticed at a significant sign that spring had come. Now, I’m not a “caller-in-er” to radio programs, so I didn’t call, but I knew immediately what I would have said if I had called in. In our office, we have a small kitchenette with …