Dear Friends, A small family of birds outside my window in Queens serves as my gentle alarm clock this morning. It is a beautiful day here, made even more gratifying by the absence of the weekday cacophony that assaults my ears as horn-happy drivers pass by our street. The gritty urban land- scape is in … Continue reading A projection for the future
Dear Friends, Another renewal Sunday morning greets me. The bells are ringing in the nearby church. The "music" grounds me, reminding me of the importance of being in the present moment for successful quiet reflection. It is chilly and raining in Queens, NY where I find myself right now. I will still get out and … Continue reading A Day of Celebrations
Dear Friends, The morning is warm and still. I can hear the gurgle of the oropendola that has been visiting our area recently. In the afternoon, I expect to hear the distinctive sound of a toucan's bill hitting a branch in a nearby tree. I have only seen one of each which makes me wonder … Continue reading The charm of Geography!
Dear Friends, It's a lovely, quiet morning. My eyes feast on the vivid shades of green that take center stage in the rainy season. The stunning splashes of red from the blooming African tuliptree (Spathodea Campanulata) provide visual delight returning me to the days of my childhood. I used to place the horned-shaped calyx tube … Continue reading Agricultural Activism
Dear Friends, Here we are living another rejuvenation Sunday! It is just beautiful outside my window and I feel blessed and grateful. I watch the trees swaying gently with the breeze caressing their branches. The clear skies might not accompany us all day so let's get out early to enjoy the sense of freedom and … Continue reading The Personal Touch
Dear Friends, It is a beautiful morning that fills me with added gratitude at being able to greet another day full of promise. Let's all get out early and move in gentle harmony with all that surrounds us. My heart expands with energy and I will try to live a day of serenity while I … Continue reading The celebration continues in Atenas!
Dear Friends, The day is just beginning. The scent of fresh coffee is wafting through the house. The clouds glide slowly across the pale blue sky and a slight breeze cools my arms. The tranquility of the morning is interrupted momentarily by a dog's bark and a loudspeaker car making early morning announcements. Get out … Continue reading Atenas Turns 150!
Dear Friends, A beautiful morning greets us, the lush green landscape a gift for the eyes. The stillness in the air is an invitation to get out early to breathe in all the goodness and revel in the energy that being outdoors naturally restores. It's amazing what a break from technology can do for our … Continue reading Live the Day Fully!
Dear Friends, Yesterday's strong winds and heavy rainfall due to tropical front #18 caused substantial damage to different parts of our county; yet this morning greets us calmly. Let it be an invitation to venture out for some gentle movement and to make a conscious effort to begin the week on a positive note. In … Continue reading A Worthy Celebration!
Dear Friends, It is early. The air is chilly. The silence around me is comforting as I gaze at the clouds in the sky and watch the birds fly by me in search of nutrition. I breathe deeply, thankful that I am able to greet another day and enjoy the richness of everything around me. … Continue reading The magic of Libraries