Archive for Category: "Catching Up"

Six Degrees of Michael Jackson!

Six Degrees of Michael Jackson!

When I was in my very early twenties I saw the Jackson Five movie for the first time. It was a great documentary. In that movie, Michael Jackson made a comment to his mother, after the five had split up, that spoke about him needing to “get the music out that keeps going through his [&hellip

Having Enough

Contentment, or Santosha in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali.  Santosha is one of the niyamas of Yoga as listed by Patanjali. Contentment is variously described, but can be thought of as not coveting more than you have and is therefore very different to the way some modern western societies encourage the population to acquire more [&hellip

The Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show

I couldn’t be a gardener or, well, plant enthusiast, with more pride than today.  My plant, a fire stick pencil cactus- otherwise known as ‘Euphorbia Tirucalli Rosea’, was not only accepted into the Philadelphia Flower Show but I won SECOND PLACE in the succulent and cacti section…YEAH!  I am so excited.   

Journal Entry: Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009

I am sitting here in Panera Café in West Chester, PA, a new location from my usual haunt in Springfield, PA.  The Springfield location recently had a few run-ins with crime; people stealing wallets and laptops.  I thought I might find a new location to sit, have some soup and good bread, and catch up [&hellip

The Small Town I Used to Call Home

The Small Town I Used to Call Home

What makes a small town what it is? There are always so many interesting people floating around, doing their small town thing. There are usually small town stores with hand written signs on the door, saying things like “out to lunch- be back at 1″ or “closed- have the flu.” Maybe it is the “center [&hellip

He wasn’t ready.

He wasn’t ready.

Once again I am sitting here, in a café, pressing on the keys of my laptop in total disbelief that I am again writing in my magazine’s opening article about one of my pets. This time it is Petro. I am very sad to report that my lovely and courageous Petro, my almost 16 year [&hellip

My Little Isaac

My Little Isaac

Hello everyone. It has been a very trying year for me concerning my pets. The New Year had not even begun and on the Friday before New Year’s Day my youngest cat Isaac (8 years old) developed a rapid breathing pattern. I had to bring him for emergency care and, even after a blood and [&hellip

My Main Man, Petro.

My Main Man, Petro.

A normal Saturday these days usually entails waking up, “putting in my eyes” as I call it, otherwise known as putting my contacts in, and making my way to the kitchen to put on a pot of decaffeinated, organic, fair-trade coffee in my percolator. Just the smell of the coffee perking in the percolator wakes [&hellip

The Yin and Yang of it All

It’s about that time of year again, when we all have those proverbial ants in our pants for Spring! The weather is trying its hardest to warm us up, but the nights remind us that Spring is not yet here. The days are longer and the sun shines a little bit brighter, yet we still [&hellip