Thank you, Mother Earth

Thank you for the soil that holds and nurtures the trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines; that gets under my fingernails and coats the soles of my feet; that hosts worms and seeds and mycelium, connecting life to life -¬†black humus, red clay, white sands. Thank you for the air that fills my lungs with oxygen, … Continue reading Thank you, Mother Earth

It is time

I sat on my porch, purposefully, this morning, sipping my cup of tea and watching the sun rise. The sounds of birds full of spring hormones filled the air with music. The sky beamed a pale blue and pink behind a curtain of fresh,¬†infant, yellow-green leaves decorating the towering oaks and elms and sycamores. Just … Continue reading It is time

The wrens are still singing

Life. Death. Beginnings. Endings. They are the same and they are not. As I listen to the Carolina wrens singing loudly and proudly, wooing and wowing their prospective mates, preparing to breed and nest and raise a new generation of young ones, I smile. Life goes on. At the same time, I am saddened by … Continue reading The wrens are still singing

Returning to where we fell in love

Yesterday, our good friend, Clyde, and my college professor, Phil Doerr, took Keith and I back to Lake Mattamuskeet and Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuges to see the duck, goose, and swan show that is a winter staple in the low country of eastern North Carolina. Thirty-eight years ago this month on a field trip … Continue reading Returning to where we fell in love

Reflections on a year of living well

Day 364 of #LiveWell2017 So, here we are. December 30, 2017. Three hundred and sixty-four days ago I launched my #LiveWell2017 project. I did it primarily for selfish reasons - I needed a coping strategy for staying positive. I was feeling pretty hopeless about the state of the world at the beginning of this year, … Continue reading Reflections on a year of living well

November #LiveWell2017 recap

Day 334 of #LiveWell2017 Wow! It's the end of November. It's hard to believe we are approaching the end of another calendar year so quickly. I hope every one of you had a marvelous Thanksgiving. And I hope you are grateful for every moment of your life. I know I am. Here are all the … Continue reading November #LiveWell2017 recap

Happy Thanksgiving

Day 327 of #LiveWell2017 Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today is a good day to pause and recognize all we have to be grateful for. I am grateful for... being alive a roof over my head sharing each day with the love of my life being able to spend time with both of my parents - still … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving