This coffee shop — Lula Rose General Store — amongst other places, had been recommended by a guy last week, when he found out I'm checking out local coffee shops. I had hoped to find out some life stories from the barista working the coffee bar. That desire was dashed, when I saw how busy… Continue reading Lula Rose General Store
My focus on this week's "thanks" is on gifts, blessings, and delight: Lily Chang © 2018 A local chocolatier's (Karen's) love and passion for creating delicious art, over at Stargazer Fine Chocolates. Teachers taking the time and effort to understand how children are unique and special, play to their strengths, and help them learn.… Continue reading Transforming Thanks
Coffee. Yes, please! I'm swaying back and forth and my mouth's watering just thinking about it. No, no. Not just any dark sludge will do. Instant? No thanks. Black coffee, with no sweetening or color? I can't. Sorry. Toward the end of the summer, I committed to visiting independently owned, local, different coffee shops. I'd… Continue reading Coffee. Yes, please!
Sadness, frustration, disappointment, and discouragement have dragged me under. I don't understand why people — children as well as adults — have to argue about everything. Everything. Even about insignificant details. And, few want to assume or admit their share of the trouble and responsibility. Life is already challenging and difficult, without the bickering and fighting.… Continue reading Waxing Wonder
It's been a week, mixed with unpredictable joy, frustration, anxiety, discouragement, and inspiration. Seems to be a good time to reflect on gratitude. This week, I'm thankful for: A heavy blanket of clouds in the sky early this morning that prevented the sun from blinding me or rendering me incapable of seeing cars or traffic… Continue reading Not Small and Insignificant
My eyes grew wider than a super moon making its rare appearance, when my parents gave me my first camera as a teenager. The equipment itself wasn't anything special. It was a point-and-shoot film camera. What got me so excited was capturing beauty in a frame. My love and passion for coffee started more recently,… Continue reading Dynamic Duo
I'm grateful for much this week. Here's a start: Catherine McCall, for her willingness to be vulnerable, transparent, authentic, and real (when sharing her difficult and raw experiences in her memoir) to help others. The reminder that we still have much to offer when we're tattered and worn. My voice teacher. Tickets to see Sarah… Continue reading Just Tattered and Torn? Nah.