Seeing Beyond the Thorns

On a hike today, I chose to leave any company behind and just be with myself. I don’t get to be solo very often. Between the demands of a job and maintaining a balance with friendships and family, I find little time for blank space. My nature is to go, to do, to be present,… Continue reading Seeing Beyond the Thorns

Staycation

Living in Southern California, while pricey, has many perks which is why we stay and put up with the ridiculous mortgage, the traffic, the cost of gas etc. The weather is a given.  Being a native, I would curse the Rose Parade as our pure sunshine on New Year’s Day would radiate through millions of… Continue reading Staycation

Raising Good Citizens

Today my youngest daughter was the recipient of an award from our local Rotary Club. The honor, for outstanding leadership and citizenship, was given to one fifth grade and one eighth grade student from each school in the district-22 in all. Needless to say, we were thrilled that she was selected by her school’s administration… Continue reading Raising Good Citizens