Quick to listen, Slow to speak 🌱

I was at a recent family gathering, where younger and older family were engaging in a spirited discussion of economic theories that have shades of gray on both sides of the issue, with really no clear-cut answer, unless you a standing squarely in the middle of the side you are advocating. I listened with amusement… Continue reading Quick to listen, Slow to speak 🌱

To the Point…

So, this blog has been about a lot of things. Certainly the main theme has been recovery and the principles of good mental, emotional, spiritual and even physical health. I like to believe that another main theme is truth. Good, not so great and even ugly, still, I strive for transparency and truthfulness in my… Continue reading To the Point…

Pride and friendship…

Have been doing some reading on different subjects, and love one author's observation that "life began in a garden..." and that I so enjoy my little patch of garden space. I can't wait until the danger of frost is past and I can tend to it properly. Right now, patience is indicated and I must… Continue reading Pride and friendship…

Let it shine…

The last few days' weather has been dazzling to say the least. I am so blessed by the sunshine. I told the spouse I think we stole someone else's weather, because usually about now it is 40's and raining...and raining...gray skies....and more rain. So I am particularly grateful for this spate of lovely weather, even… Continue reading Let it shine…

Life and Buerli

Another chilly, beautiful day...I cannot complain. Any thing but gray and rainy and I'll take it. Missing my little blooms, but enjoying the wintry season nonetheless. I was going to make today's blog about a classic movie that I really like, and have liked since highschool, and why it is significant. But, on the drive… Continue reading Life and Buerli

Opinion obssession…

Cold, snowy, rainy and gucky in general. But I jumped into my gym clothes and headed out. Got tons of stuff done, feeling quite accomplished for the day, though there is still plenty to get going on for tomorrow. Codependency and recovery from it is a tricky situation. Unlike our chemically dependent brethren, we cannot… Continue reading Opinion obssession…

Friday’s Bridge…

I got up and felt much better.  The sun is shining and I am hoping to hit the gym. I do need to tend to my little plants outside, while the temperatures are still mild enough to keep them above ground. It is a mild autumn for certain. Not really complaining either. Spent time this… Continue reading Friday’s Bridge…

Wednesday on the way…

In coming close in to the natural world earlier today, I found myself drawn up into a trail that was only partially visible in and amongst the fallen leaves. But the quiet and lovely solitude beckoned and I couldn't resist the opportunity to become a part of the scene. It was a challenge to complete… Continue reading Wednesday on the way…

Healing isn’t Free

It's a quiet evening here at home. October is slowly rolling toward it's end, and the nights are a little cooler, the mornings a little mistier. I am working hard at not becoming a bit melancholy as I am known to do around this time of year. A couple years ago, I had the sad… Continue reading Healing isn’t Free

Sunday’s resolve

The sun is shining and someone hit a tree with their car near our house and took off, nearly killing the poor little fir. We hope it survives. Some days are just hard. You just come to a corner, and have to speak the truth, no matter how it sounds. And own the responsibility for… Continue reading Sunday’s resolve