locked out of heaven

“Believe your heart. Believe in yourself. You are on the right path. You are love and you are loved. Never forget.” I offer this to my readers as confirmation that there is more to this life than appears at first glance. This week I consulted grief counselor / psychic Vincent Genna in Raleigh for the […]

nepenthe

One fine day this past August my dog Loolie and I heard a loud thump on a small window not of the type one would usually worry about as being a danger to birds. We did not investigate the cause of the noise until later when I went outside to water my garden.  I noticed a tiny bird […]

stillness before action

Guess what came down my chimney and crawled up the fire screen into my art studio last night? My first Praying Mantis sighting since childhood. You know me, I take this timely synchronicity seriously as a sign I am on the right path physically, mentally, spiritually, and creatively. For more on the significance of Praying Mantis […]

the kindness of friends

I went to the Weatherspoon Museum Friday to see The Kindness of Friends Gifts in Honor of the 75th Anniversary exhibition. It was thrilling to see three pieces of art from our collection hanging in the gallery prominently displayed at the entrance to the exhibit. The two shown here are by Canadian artist Simon Hughes. Scott Morgan was most interested […]

the pit bull lifestyle

I was recently told by one of his veterinary doctors that Hershey did not just have a life, he had a lifestyle. Boy, did he ever. We took our pets with us everywhere up and down the east coast. Hershey loved the beautiful manicured lawns of our cities’ fine parks the best. We had a […]

the heart speaks in whispers

Artist Corinne Bailey Rae was promoting her music on NPR today and I was fortunate to catch the interview and hear some of the songs. Corinne knows about loss. In that interview she shared that her husband of 7 years died unexpectedly of an accidental overdose at age 29…