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Letter Nook

This is my favorite corner of the house: The Letter Nook buddha sits with words.  written with ink on paper.  blessing friendships. Do you have a favorite corner?

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Artistic Satisfaction – Finger Painting

I’ve been “finger painting” on my Asus E-Reader.  I sit with the crazy small machine and my technological ignorance.  Tracing  my finger across the screen like a Japanese brush painter, I go to a state of zen meditation without even opening an ink pot.  … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Money

This  New Year we started paying about $90 per month to sponsor three girls who live in India.  This is a new and delightful complement to our full lives.  I’m so thrilled with the organization, Unbound, that I’m thinking of one day … Continue reading

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Adopting a Child

I’ve always wanted to adopt. One look at a soulful wide-eyed, cleft-lipped child and I quickly flip the magazine page before bringing her home and buying penguin pajamas. Adopting a child would require a major life-style shift. I’d need to quit … Continue reading

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Afternoon Prayer

O God, I want a cookie. I want an Oreo Cookie.  or several …. It’s the fault of the Washington Post, which reported that a study by students at Connecticut College found Oreos as addictive to rats as cocaine.  The … Continue reading

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Poems From The Girl Next Door

Friday evening we went to Doritt Carroll’s poetry reading/book launch. Location: The Black Squirrel (pub) How could we miss that? And now I have her little book Glttl Stp  (Glottal Stop). It makes me feel like I could be a poet too. … Continue reading

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What’s For Dinner?

Meal planning at my house goes like this: 1) What would be low fat and low carb 2) that’s easy and fast 3) not too expensive 4) vegetarian, organic, seasonal, and local 5) that might be in the pantry 6) … Continue reading

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Sacred Space Hits the Digital Age

We have a room that is free of furniture, which a friend playfully named Diane’s Reiki Hut.  The room is painted green and blue with a touch of silver trim.  Occasionally I unfold a massage table in this room for … Continue reading

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Let’s Toast the First Lady

I’ve lived in Washington, D. C. for 28 years and have never seen a president or a first spouse.  Everyone in my family has run into these celebrities.  They’ve been to White House egg rolls, watched royal daughters dropped off … Continue reading

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Reading and Eating

I enjoy reading and eating at the same time.  No insult to author, cook, farmer or fruit.  It’s simply a double pleasure. However today, reading the opening pages to Jamaica Kincaid’s “See Now Then” and eating an utterly delicious bowl of … Continue reading

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