The Joy of Breathing

You can breathe your way out of most problems. You can breathe your way to peace. It's so simple. Every day we breathe because we need to. We do it without even realizing. Our lungs fill up with air that goes on to oxygenate our blood and refresh our whole body. Waiting in line at … Continue reading The Joy of Breathing

The Pleasure of Cooking Your Own Food

onion pepper carrots food

Cooking my meals is one of the best parts of my day. I wouldn't trade it for restaurant dishes or ready-made microwave treats. I'll Let You in On a Secret... My mother's isn't a good cook. Alas, she never was. When I was a kid, she used to plead with me to eat her chicken soup. … Continue reading The Pleasure of Cooking Your Own Food

The Pleasure of Doing Things Alone

We may not be able to make babies alone, but we can do plenty of other things that are worth doing on our own without feeling lonely about it. Quite often, I find myself choosing to do things alone rather than inviting others to join in. It's not just that asking people is a hard … Continue reading The Pleasure of Doing Things Alone

Almost Haiku: Forty-Eight

Chinese style cup of tea held above sunlit grass with left hand

Empty tea cup not hollow full of sunlight.

Almost Haiku: Forty-Seven

Green steps follow me to the bench.

Almost Haiku: Forty-Six

Blades of grass green pedestals for summer to rest on.