Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I am most fortunate to be married to a wonderful guy who also happens to be my complete opposite in temperament. I consider myself to be a turtle-penguin. It's my penguin nature that allows me a sort of break free, free form style, a bit opposite from the slow & steady, often times, lack of adventurous, side of myself. My husband of forty years plus, on the other hand, is definitely a much more adventurous soul, as he considers his totem to be an otter, river otter, that is. For him it was the book Ring of Bright Water he read as a child that clinched it. For me it was my first pet Tobey as my hopes & dreams were answered one Chanukah when I was five. My father named my beloved pet turtle Tobey. The penguin part was from those early preschool years of living in the Bronx, & going to the zoo every weekend with my father. In those days the penguins lived in their own refrigerated house, & we could view them behind a glass wall. We would see them waddling, sliding down hills made of ice, & just living a life of, what to me, seemed like never ending fun. Especially striking was their overall look, always decked out in beautiful contrasts, for whenever we visited the ice party was always a-go. What's not to love. Yes, definitely this Gemini has her other side, & it's a penguin too!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Just about a month ago when I was out having lunch with friends, at the Vanilla Bean, in Pomfret, Ct., I met this really nice guy named Mike. Mike had some neat postcard photos & was distributing them on the tables. After talking to him for a little while, & learning about the project he & his friend Andy were working on, I said I would post what he told me, as I liked their idea, & you may too. Here's the information in their own words-
A new day has begun & it definitely is time to get cracking here in the Peace Garden, as progress is being made in getting my mind organized & focused for the projects at hand. Yesterday thankfully we were blessed with expansive sunniness, though still very cold, but thankfully had the grace of a beautiful sky. It also was my second time of traveling into Boston in my new mode, as a member of a very professional & focused Writers Group. It has been nine months since I left my former job as a nurse in a private school. Nine months a true gestational time for many a woman, & I see these new challenges as, another aspect of my life's true calling, & purpose. It was a special time, & very exciting for all of us in attendance yesterday, as one of our members had recently completed her novel, which we in our mutual function got to read & critique, as far as the last three chapters that is. I being the newest member had not had the opportunity yet to read what had come before the final segment as the other members had, but was assured I would most definitely get to do so, as the processes of doing one's rewrites, is as important I would say, as a nurse doing her repeated med checks, until of course she knows they are just right/write. Our co members writing was excellent, as I could tell by it's tone that it is a most compelling story. Everyone assured me that I will definitely get to read it in it's entirety, as there would be many rewrites, which is of course another reason why writers do need writers, in order to refine the craft, & do the best that they can do, mentoring one another.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Good Day Everyone,
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
| Saturday, February 19th 2PM |
The award will be presented on Rowes Wharf where the Greenpeace ship Arctic North is moored. Students from The Life Experience School will be present as well as staff members and friends from The Peace Abbey.
The captain of the Arctic Sunrise Joel Stewart will be present to accept the award on behalf of Greenpeace.
Everyone is Welcome!!
The Peace Abbey
2 N. Main Street
Sherborn, MA 01770-0216
Thursday, February 17, 2011
It's been awhile since sharing a poem, & I've been keeping this one in my makeshift folder, until today-
"I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit my publisher atwww.antrimhousebooks.com There are beautiful books of poetry to look at and purchase. I'd also ask you to take a look at my two books -- Ecstasy Among Ghosts and Sleepwalking, which you can purchase on the site. If you're inclined, pass this along to your friends. Thanks." JLS
Yesterday, what a day-
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Who are the people we look up to these days in this modern day peace movement, hmmmm...
Monday, February 14, 2011
We had a very busy & lovely weekend with our grandchildren, my motto being- All of the fun & none of the work. Going to the movies to see, Guomeo & Jullet was at the top of our list, & we gave it three, definite thumbs up! So, no matter what anyone of the reviewers might say, this Nana & her two grand kids give it high marks & if you have a chance to see it, believe us when we say, you'll love it!