Finding Joy in January

  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more aware of the many things for which I am grateful by keeping a Journal of Gratitude. I’ve made this resolution before, and I never seem to stick with it – isn’t that usually the case with most resolutions? I’ve decided to hold myself moreContinue reading “Finding Joy in January”

The Gathering Place

If my house caught fire, assuming everyone was safely out and I had only a few minutes to retrieve a few material possessions, I would head straight for my boxes of old photographs and for the boxes that contain a few small items which belonged to, or were given to me by, loved ones. AContinue reading “The Gathering Place”

A Closer Look

I have come to the point in my life where I want to see things more clearly. I want to take the time to look closely at whatever I find at any given moment. I want to appreciate life more, not just the big things, but also the small things, in their tiniest details. ItContinue reading “A Closer Look”

More Than Just a Bowl

This just looks like an empty bowl to you,┬ábut it’s so much more than that to me. When I pull this bowl out of my kitchen cabinet, I can smell the butter melting over my mom’s homemade mashed potatoes. I can see the steam rising from her home-canned green beans. I can almost taste herContinue reading “More Than Just a Bowl”

Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD

September, 2012 In researching my family’s ancestry, I was able to trace many of my relatives to St. Mary’s, MD. It was one of the first colonies built in America, and I was eager to get a small feel for what life may have been like for them. My sister and I planned a tripContinue reading “Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD”