Celebrating Small, Good Things

Dear Friends, Before me lies a lovely landscape. The bright sunlight warms the terrace tiles. I witness the birds flying through the air to capture the insects that serve as their breakfast! I gaze at the hillside, still green from the recent rains that are also replenishing the water table to guarantee the precious liquid through … Continue reading Celebrating Small, Good Things

A Different Thanksgiving Day

Dear Friends, The singing from a local congregation nearby interrupts the stillness of this quiet Sunday morning. Current conditions have generated changes in our social interactions and I must admit that hearing this singing after so many months without it has been largely positive and comforting. For our physical and mental health, we have adopted … Continue reading A Different Thanksgiving Day

Celebrating Tourism and Rural Development

Dear Friends, The stunning light filling my room this morning coaxed me awake. I feel gratitude that I have been given a new day of inner calm. I appreciate the taste of fresh tropical fruit and the first sips of my dark, hot coffee. Taking a deep breath while watching the jewel-colored birds fly through … Continue reading Celebrating Tourism and Rural Development

One Portrayal of a Locksmith

Dear Friends, As I begin to compose my greetings on this hazy Sunday morning, I am aware of the subdued singing originating from the church nearby. Unlike Sundays in other years, 2020 has been very quiet due to our increasingly normal Covid-19 days of social distancing and the now-accepted practice of streaming services to their … Continue reading One Portrayal of a Locksmith