Posts Categorized: Family

Letting the Solution Flow

My mother is coming to visit in two days.  I am very excited.  She is making a long journey to be with me and experience what I love about my new home in New Mexico. An issue came up recently that might affect our visit.  I approached it with the usual endless research and slew… Read more »

Let It Go!

I’m going to Michigan tomorrow.  I’m so excited!  What would entice me to the midwest when it’s undergoing an arctic blast with frigid temperatures of 12 degrees?  Children and grandchildren, of course! The prospect of seeing a dance class, making cookies and play dough, doing art projects (I packed my getting messy outfit), and playing… Read more »

Latkes, Gingerbread and Wine

Last night I went to a latke party to celebrate Chanukah. Our host made latkes with creme fraiche and smoked salmon, endives with goat cheese, mandarin oranges and pomegranate seeds and profiteroles with raspberry sorbet and hot fudge sauce on top for dessert. Saturday night was a neighborhood Christmas party with homemade tamales and powdered… Read more »

A Loving Home

I would love to write about something else, but I made a promise to myself to be honest in these blogs even if they expose my vulnerability. I got the papers today to prepare for closing on my house in New York in one week. It was a busy day searching for old documents, getting… Read more »


As I give this dog thing some more thought, I ask myself what I am looking for.  Besides the satisfaction of giving a dog a warm, loving home, I am drawn to the thought of coming home to a living being who is ecstatically happy to see me, whose needs are simple and clear, who… Read more »

Getting a Dog?

I’m thinking of getting a dog. I’ve never had one, except for four months when the kids were young. I’m ready for unconditional love…for those little eyes staring at me innocently and with love, for walks and discovery together, for doggy parks and sharing stories with humans at the other end of the leash. My… Read more »

Children Sleeping Soundly

My son, daughter-in-law, and two toddler grandchildren came to visit me for a few days.  I was so excited for them to come.  I prepared food, books, bubbles, and researched museums and activities that were child-friendly.  I moved all of my breakable sculptures to a high shelf and bought fruit so we could make apple-plum… Read more »

Dr. Spock Apologizes

Over the weekend, I attended a lecture by Dr.Garland Landrith, a specialist in Tapping (also known as EFT) who heals past wounds and reframes memories to diminish the effect our triggers have on us. He brought up some points that rang true in their simplicity and importance. We all know that feelings of major traumas… Read more »