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Complexities

Lately, I seem to alternate between being completely enchanted by life and then completely befuddled by it. And both of these extremes seem to deepen with every passing year. I feel like I genuinely love people more but I see them less (thanks partially to the pandemic). I care about the world more but I …

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Connections and Community

I’ve craved community and connection for most of my life. Some have it naturally through family. That has never been my story.  College provided it for a while and I loved it. And then we scattered to find jobs and build lives. Some of us stay in touch on social media. Our interaction now reduced …

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Compassion for ALL….

The events of the world have been swirling around in my head. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. We seem to be living that old Chinese curse… You know the one, it says: May you always live in interesting times!  My musings, however, may be a bit different than yours. Because of my physical …

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Dinah’s Coffee Chat 3/3/22

Hello my friend! Thanks for stopping by. This is my first connection with you in several months because… Well, life happens… If we were having coffee together I would start out by telling you that I am fine… Really, I’m doing well. But the last few months of 2021 were challenging. And the first couple …

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Dinah’s Coffee Chat 11/20/21

Hello my friend. Thanks for stopping by for another coffee chat. How are you? How are you adapting to the changing seasons? I hope you’re taking good care. If we were having coffee… I would be having an internal debate about whether to be real or a Pollyanna. I could very easily yammer on about …

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Cadence

I play with words the way a potter plays with clay. I roll them over and around in my mind and then my mouth. I repeat them to see how they feel and to see how they sound. How do those words fit into the world? I look at how they apply to my life… …

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Friends and Teachers 💜

I knew Carol first. She and I had been friends for about six months before she introduced me to Sue and Benji. I met Sue when I was 16. I’m not sure how old she was. But I did know that she had a difficult past. Consequently, she was shy and a bit standoffish. There …

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