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Welcome to the Party Called Life

Guest House This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. … Continue reading

Saltwater Buddha

For several months I’ve been meaning to post about this book by Jaimal Yogis. Jaimal’s mom, Janice, is a good friend, and as a proud and supportive mama, she gave me a copy of the book for my birthday. But she gave it with a caveat, saying she understood if I wanted to pass it … Continue reading


Goodness, where has June gone? Or May for that matter? It’s been over a month since I’ve written, and I feel gripped by that old cliché, “time got away from me.” Well, that’s not exactly true. I was fully aware of how I was using my hours and days during the past month. I made … Continue reading


Wisdom, by its nature, is hard to articulate. Maybe that’s the point of it. And while I can’t say exactly what it is, I do know it’s important to nurture wisdom. There’s a saying that goes something like, “the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” For me that captures the paradoxical … Continue reading


Spring has arrived and the garden is waking up. Although some plants are still a bit groggy, there’s enough rise and shine action to get me excited. The tall rosemary has burst out in tiny blue flowers, the evergreen clematis has resumed its fragrant march over the arbor, the native grasses have bounced back nicely … Continue reading

Wake Up Calls

I’ve been away from the blog for a few weeks because of an unexpected turn: my husband’s almost-84 year old mother was diagnosed with cancer and hospitalized. The end of her life came quickly, and I admired her willingness to let go. She was at peace and told my husband, “I’m ready to see what’s … Continue reading