Pyrrhuloxia at the Window

This post contains affiliate links. “She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing ‘yes’ in the sky.” ~ Monique Duval One morning about two weeks ago, a male Pyrrhuloxia (in the Cardinal family) kept flying up to the dining room and kitchen windows tryingContinue reading “Pyrrhuloxia at the Window”

Authentic Power

This post contains affiliate links. Our society constantly promotes role models for masculinity, from superheroes to politicians, where the concept of being a ‘man’ is based in their ability to be tough, dominant – and even violent when required. ~ Deeyah Kahn “Our dominant values that emphasize competition and scarcity limit continued progress.” ~ JacqueContinue reading “Authentic Power”


This post contains affiliate links. “Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent.” ~ Priyanka Chopra (Jonas) “I suppose whenever you go through periods of transition, … it’s a very definite closing of a certain chapter of your life – I suppose those times are always going to be both veryContinue reading “Transitions”

I Know! I’m a Month Early

This post contains affiliate links. I know it’s Mother’s Day, and I love my mother very much and hope she has a great day. We don’t live in the same city, but I will be calling her for a chat. Even in spite of the day, lately I’ve been thinking about my Dad. I missContinue reading “I Know! I’m a Month Early”

Those Lovely Intangibles

This post contains affiliate links. “Look, Doris, someday you’re going to find that your way of facing this realistic world just doesn’t work. And when you do, don’t overlook those lovely intangibles. You’ll discover they’re the only things that are worthwhile.” Fred Gailey in Miracle on 34th Street We live in a materialistic world. ItContinue reading “Those Lovely Intangibles”