Life

Do You Think You Will Get A Titanium Spine?

Do You Think You Will Get A Titanium Spine?

Life doesn’t turn out how you think it will. I was injured in a car acci­dent 18 years ago. My spine hasn’t been the same since. I still believe I was lucky. My seat belt kept me from being killed. I was in the best phys­i­cal shape I’ve ever been in at the time of the...
Winter Gratitude Journal

Winter Gratitude Journal

I have kept a grat­i­tude jour­nal for the past sev­eral years now. The harder times get, the more I work at my prac­tice. It’s dif­fi­cult. Some days I have trou­ble doing it, but I keep try­ing. And I make it a point to find at least one event that hap­pens each day for which I...
Helping Bank Square Books

Helping Bank Square Books

When our friend Annie from Bank Square Books called us a few weeks ago and asked us if we minded doing a phone inter­view with Yvonne Zipp of the Chris­t­ian Sci­ence Mon­i­tor, we quickly agreed. “Any­thing to help the book­store,” was our imme­di­ate reac­tion. Yvonne was research­ing an arti­cle about inde­pen­dent book­stores and was intrigued...
Winter Blues

Winter Blues

The promise of spring hangs in the air. We had a tease of 50 degree Fahren­heit weather. The daf­fodils are send­ing up their leaves. The snow drops are in full bloom, even after being buried in 5 inches of snow. Once the snow melted, they were thank­fully still there, as beau­ti­ful as ever, as though noth­ing...
Snow!

Snow!

Snow is on the ground! Now it feels like win­ter in New Eng­land. Johann got his wish to go sled­ding and have snow­ball fights with dad. I got my wish to make a snow angel. The sky was a bril­liant blue. Lying in the snow had a calm­ing, peace­ful, con­tem­pla­tive effect on me. I love...
Christmas Is In the Air

Christmas Is In the Air

I wrote this post before the New­town shoot­ing took place. I’m shocked and hor­ri­fied by it and can’t even begin to imag­ine what the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, the sur­vivors, and their fam­i­lies are going through right now. I am inspired by the courage and sac­ri­fice of the teach­ers and staff of the school dur­ing...
Never Mind Me! Save the Rhubarb!

Never Mind Me! Save the Rhubarb!

Well, we made it through the storm OK. We didn’t have to evac­u­ate like we did last year. The winds were pretty strong and we could hear things falling over and blow­ing around. The water level rose quickly. Thank­fully, the water stopped ris­ing at the edge of the curb sur­round­ing our park­ing lot. One more...