Daddy Daughter Ballet

February 17th, 2017
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I took ballet lessons for almost ten years and I would have loved to have taken at least one class with my Dad.

I know he would have been up for it — even if it meant wearing a pink tutu.  I know it would have been pure fun!

I laugh to myself just thinking about what it would have been like if we had had the chance to dance together that way.  At 89 years old, my Dad still has a strong resilient spirit even though he recently began receiving hospice care.

I began to imagine … Read More

An Irish Memory

March 17th, 2013
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In the spare words of poetry, I find simple elegance and peace. Poetry helps to bring me back to my center.  To take a deep breath.  To slow down and find my direction. If you are not familiar with William Butler Yeats, he was a distinguished Irish poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923, the first Irishman so honored, and later, with others, went on to found the world famous Abbey Theatre located in Dublin. Yeats’ The Lake of Innisfree is musical in its words and when I close my eyes, I imagine I am in … Read More

Talking To Myself

April 25th, 2012
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I was eating my breakfast and watching the local news yesterday when I heard some good news: a new study says that talking to yourself is good for your brain. Woot!  Woot! Woot! What a relief!!!!!!  I’m not alone!!!!!!! I constantly talk aloud to myself and I think it first started after my son was born.  It didn’t matter that he couldn’t answer me. I got used to verbalizing my thoughts out loud to him.  While I was in the house taking care of my son as a newborn, and then later as a young child, I would constantly talk… Read More