Dear Friends, It is a lovely Sunday morning. The air is serene, peaceful. The quiet is interrupted by the intermittent sound of a bird pecking at my window. It disturbs my reverie and demands my attention. I look through the pane and see that the bird is carrying nest-construction material. The pecking is in response … Continue reading A New Use for Digital Technologies
Dear Friends, The normal neighborhood sights and sounds (bamboo swaying in the breeze, dogs barking, roosters crowing) greet me this morning like they do each day in this lovely place. On the surface, the day is unfolding with the ease of most Sundays. My hearty breakfast is beautifully plated, the coffee's (from Atenas, of course) … Continue reading Stay Home!
Dear Friends, Like every other Sunday, I am grateful to wake up to a sunny morning that reminds me I enjoy the gifts of my health, my family, my pet, my home and the wonderful network that is my community. In these times that seem uncertain, we are wise to embrace and accept that even … Continue reading A New Dance, A New Step!
Dear Friends, I usually devote a few minutes to sit and contemplate a landscape that draws the muse before I begin writing my message. Today, the warm wind is strong, the trees are swaying with abandon and the coffee-colored patches of grass confirm that we are in the dry season. I am filled with gratitude … Continue reading International Women’s Day Celebrations!
Dear Friends, As I sit and watch the trees sway gently, I discipline my breathing and do my best to concentrate on nothing but the beauty of the fluffy clouds in the sky. Life sounds (birds, music, whistles from a soccer coach nearby) interrupt my concentration. I return to my writing place and our pet, … Continue reading The External Sometimes Contradicts the Internal