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Health

Sometimes You’re the Hammer, Sometimes You’re the Anvil

I hear my husband Vic's favorite words when he felt pounded by life. "Sometimes you're…

Family and Friends My Land and Home

Aging in Place–with Help

On January 7, thick wet snow fell for the first time this winter. I wasn’t…

Family and Friends Nature

At Winter Solstice

A man I’ve known since he was a boy put up his yearly Holiday Star,…

Nature

Grandmother Moon

She glides across clear night skies, growing larger and brighter and fuller as I watch…

Bereavement and End of Life Spirituality

Kindness: The Ultimate Gift

An elderly man stood inside the door of the library. He took a wobbly step…

Health Psychology and Mythology

Anxiety Wants To Be My Friend

Anxiety wants to be my friend. I know because she crawls into bed with me…

Family and Friends My Land and Home

The Great Pumpkin Contest

In 1981, my husband Vic organized a “friendly” competition. The Ball Diamond Rd. team of…

My Land and Home Nature

October, the Turning Time

Autumn in the New York Finger Lakes is tinged with orange, red, and yellow. Monarchs,…

Family and Friends Health

Vulnerable in an Unbalanced World

I dislike flying, even though I’ve taken many flights to Europe, Asia, and around the…

My Land and Home Nature

Monarchs Teach Me to Trust the Cycle of Life

I feel the gentle pinch of grasping butterfly feet on my fingers before she walks…