Leave the rumination to the cows…

Do you ever get stuck mulling over an idea imagining how it could play out in all the different ways… or replaying a conversation and thinking of all the ways you could have responded better?  When making a decision do you think about each option to the nth degree of all the pros and cons,Continue reading “Leave the rumination to the cows…”

“Roots hold me close; wings set me free”

Yesterday as I was sitting by the lake with my dog on this chilly, but sunny fall day with the wind blowing through the few trees surrounding us and casting ripples upon the water, I was reminded of a favorite poem or hymn from the Unitarian faith tradition, “Spirit of Life” by Carolyn McDade. SpiritContinue reading ““Roots hold me close; wings set me free””

Curiosity – good or bad?

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” As Shakespeare so eloquently put it… and so it is with curiosity. As a professor and abroad director, I hoped to instill a sense of curiosity in my students… what I hoped for was to see a sincere desire to learn more aboutContinue reading “Curiosity – good or bad?”

Words and their meaning…

To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. I love digging into words and pulling apart sentences with definitions to get at a deeper meaning.  I set about to start rereading and studying one of my favorite books by revolutionary feminist author, Mary Baker Eddy – Science and Health with Key toContinue reading “Words and their meaning…”

Pure and simple…

“Pure and simple and nothing else…” that is what came up at the very bottom of the definition when I clicked “Look up” on the word “pure” in something I was reading on my iPad.  I love that idea!  Pure and simple joy Pure and simple love Pure and simple truth And the list goesContinue reading “Pure and simple…”