Fathers Day

Jun 21, 2010 | | Say something

Fathers Day today was terrific.  I am thankful to have such a wonderful family!  I feel blessed. P. S.  The memberships at Plums are growing.  Their wall is covered with messages of thanks for taking care of our Danae!  I am so thankful for friends partnering with me to bless someone they never met.  If […more]

A Plum Day

Jun 20, 2010 | | 5 comments

The kindness of a stranger can make the difference between a totally rotten day and a tolerable one with pleasant overtones… A “Plum” Day. This morning after mowing the lawn, I was fixing or breaking my edger (depending on whether you consider my intentions or the results) when my phone rang.  Danae was driving to […more]


Jun 19, 2010 | | 2 comments

Attended a memorial service tonight for the wife of a friend.  Life is too short.

Improv Wisdom

Jun 18, 2010 | | 8 comments

I picked up, Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Madson in one of the many bookstores in Berkeley last month when we were visiting Erin and Justin.  The title stirred me and a cursory browse of the book showed promise.  I wasn’t mistaken. Each day I understand better that our value is […more]

Stirred Part 2

Jun 17, 2010 | | Say something

Watching my granddaughter, Molly, grow is so incredibly rewarding.  She is constantly learning new things.  Every day she wakes up so full of life.  It’s as if she’s wondering, “What cool things am I going to learn today?” I used to believe that kids learn new things until they become adults.  Then you are are […more]

A Molly Haiku

Jun 16, 2010 | | Say something

Molly in Charlotte New words, laughter and smiles Grandparents smiling


Jun 15, 2010 | | 2 comments

“I’m stirred,” I said to Jeanie recently.  Not that that is unusual.  I frequently say I am stirred.  Why? Because I am frequently stirred. Am I alone?  Are you stirred?  Do you ever feel a little emotional flip in your belly?  It doesn’t have to be a huge thing, just a tiny little flip will […more]

I Can’t Do It

Jun 14, 2010 | | 2 comments

A few days ago, I decided to do an experiment in posting to my blog every day for 30 days.  By missing yesterday’s post, I answered the question… I can’t do it. So what?  Now what? At this point, I can choose to end the experiment as a failure or examine what went wrong (if […more]


Jun 12, 2010 | | Say something

Tonight, Jeanie and I went out to dinner as a belated anniversary celebration.  Then we enjoyed a few episodes of Damages. We got the first season on DVD through Netflix.  Oh my goodness!  This is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time.  Glenn Close does an amazing job playing a […more]

Listening is expensive

Jun 11, 2010 | | 1 comment

If talk is cheap, listening is expensive.  I love to listen to heartfelt stories especially from people I love.  There’s one whose heart I love hearing above all and that is my sweetie.  Tonight, she needed to vent about some things and she gently let me know was what was coming.  Her setup helped me […more]