“Daddy” – A Tribute to a Dragon Slaying Ninja Superhero

My hubby has been a lot of things in his life. He was a comic book collecting, baseball playing, break dancing, Eagle Scout earning kid. He was an Army Private, First Class, paying his way through college for a degree in graphic design. He was a Lindy rock star, a handsome guy in uniform dancing … More “Daddy” – A Tribute to a Dragon Slaying Ninja Superhero

Adaptability – The Half-Baked Wisdom of a Fortune Cookie

Let me start by saying I don’t believe every fortune cookie needs to have something wise to say. In fact, I’m guessing the cookies from which I received fortunes that I’ve since kept pinned to my bulletin board are likely the overachieving cookies that actually put some effort into coming up with a thoughtful bit … More Adaptability – The Half-Baked Wisdom of a Fortune Cookie

Comfort – Dark Matter and the Light of Stars

Albert Einstein theorized that the dark, empty space of the universe is not “nothing,” that empty space may, in fact, possess its own energy. Scientists have called the “something” of empty space “dark matter” and called its energy “dark energy.” And although they still question and explore the nature of space as it relates to … More Comfort – Dark Matter and the Light of Stars

Communication – The Detours Connecting One Universe to Another

Nothing frustrates me or gives me more anxiety on a journey between point A and point B than having my forward momentum slowed or stopped by the noisy, confusing gridlock of traffic. So crazy it makes me that I often take the next available exit and try to feel my way through back roads and … More Communication – The Detours Connecting One Universe to Another

Perspective – Stories Told By Trees in a Giant Forest

As the saying goes, sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees – you concentrate so hard on the details that you miss the big picture. By the same token, it’s possible to notice the whole while ignoring it’s individual parts – seeing the forest but neglecting to acknowledge the trees. Then there … More Perspective – Stories Told By Trees in a Giant Forest

Nature – Surprising Instincts of a Praying Mantis and a Six Year-Old Boy

About three miles from our house there is a white Congregational Church with a tall steeple, giant pillars, and huge, rectangular windows. And behind this church is a shady playground with swings and climbers and plastic houses and a sandbox and seesaws and those bouncy horses attached to giant metal springs in the ground. And … More Nature – Surprising Instincts of a Praying Mantis and a Six Year-Old Boy

Luck – The Humbling Unpredictability of the Dinosaur-Filled Island of Life

I’ve written about fate and destiny and cosmic conspiracies, but luck? Luck was something to which I hadn’t given much consideration. In fact, I used to bristle if someone said I was lucky. Saying “you’re lucky” makes it sound like you’re undeserving, like good things had come your way by chance rather than through hard … More Luck – The Humbling Unpredictability of the Dinosaur-Filled Island of Life