Memory Serves Us

2020 has proven to be a year we will all want to forget. War, famine, pandemic, racism, brutality, wildfires...and the year is only five months in. There is more to come that is certian. The truth is that yes this year has been over eventful, but there have been other years like this. We tend … Continue reading Memory Serves Us

Born or Chosen Family

Today, May 30th is about family for me. My husband and I decided to make our separate lives a family on this day a few years ago. No, it is not our wedding anniversary. That came later. This day we made a decision to ignore anything that did not align with love. Today would have … Continue reading Born or Chosen Family

Do you Believe in Luck?

If a circus performer wanted to be sure he or she would have good luck during a performance, they would keep a single hair of an elephant's tail in their pocket. We are given free will to pursue our life within the confines of our situation. We can change our situation. It is not that … Continue reading Do you Believe in Luck?

Here’s a Thought, Follow Through

When you say you are going to do something, do it. When you don't follow through you become non trustworthy. At the very least if you change your mind, be adult enough to say, that you changed your mind. Things happen and situations change. Be a responsible human and keep your word.

God, what are you doing?

Do you ever get the impression that something is about to change in your life? It is like a whisper on the edge of your conscious or a shadow you can't quite see. I have the feeling that something is happening. I am not sure what. I do know that prayer works and I am … Continue reading God, what are you doing?

Intimacy is Like Air

I have had times in my life when I was alone. Not for long. I do not like being alone and yet, I crave alone time. Years ago I had a therapist tell me that I was, am, an intimacy addict. I love alone time. I like peace and quiet. I read a lot. I … Continue reading Intimacy is Like Air

Two Hands

I never realized as a right handed person, how much I do with my left hand. Adjusting to using one hand is difficult. Then I thought about people, like injured veterans who lost limbs or were damaged in some other way and my small carpal tunnel injury pales in significance. We use our hands for … Continue reading Two Hands

Change is a Process

My husband, Brendan O'Gara posted on Facebook, "This, this is your life. By changing nothing, nothing changes. If you want to see a change in your life, your have to make the first change. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. Anyone can change." What do you want to change? It takes … Continue reading Change is a Process

As I Lay Sleeping…

As you read this I am sleeping. I am getting my hand fixed. It's a common thing. People like me who work with their hands wear them out. I have put this off a bit longer than I should have, but that's normal for me. I have put my health on the bottom of my … Continue reading As I Lay Sleeping…