Posted in November 2011

Cosmic Zoom: Our Place in the Universe

Just the other day, after writing about how we, as humans, fit into scope of the natural world, I remembered an inspiring short film that I saw several years ago.  I was so impressed with the simplicity of the presentation and the profound way it communicated our position in, and our perspective view of not … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Traditions: What Do You Do?

In my latest post, I shared a new Thanksgiving Day tradition that I created for my family (see New Thanksgiving Day Traditions).  I would love to hear about your Thanksgiving Day traditions.  Maybe your family has a unique way to celebrate or a delicious recipe that’s brought out once a year.  Share your thoughts and … Continue reading

New Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Several years ago, my then-fiance/now-husband and I ventured to combine our family Thanksgiving Day dinners into what became the biggest celebration of Thanksgiving Day that either of us had ever been a part of, let alone host.  It was an amazing feat to accommodate 32 people, sitting together at what appeared to be one long, … Continue reading

A New Simple Pleasure: HBO’s Enlightened

My newest simple pleasure is the new HBO series Enlightened.  Laura Dern stars as the irrepressible Amy Jellicoe, a self-destructive, forty-something executive whose less-than-stellar life choices and big-time office meltdown leave her with no place to go but up.  After spending time meditating and re-thinking life, Amy comes back from a Hawaiian treatment center ready to … Continue reading

Finding Our Place in the Natural World

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir (1838-1914) A naturalist, a preservationist, and one of the earliest advocates of the national park idea, John Muir’s words ring true today more than ever.  When I read this quote, I wondered if John … Continue reading

My Guilty Pleasure: Korean Dramas

It’s true.  I am hooked on Korean dramas.  Every day I look forward to my time to unwind, eating my dinner and taking in the latest episode of my current Korean drama.  Yes, they are soap operas, but not like American soaps.  American shows go on and on for years and years, the story never … Continue reading

Finding Peace in Your Day

“Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” (Unknown) I have always liked this quote.  While I have to admit that I would like, often, to be … Continue reading

Trick or Treat on Marshall Street 2011

Once again, it was a successful Halloween night for everyone on Marshall Street!  The little ones were out with parents starting at 5:30 p.m. and we were ready.  Between my husband and myself, we bought maybe 6-8 bags of candy (he bought 2 bags of peppermint patties – his favorite – and I wondered what … Continue reading