reflection

So Late So Soon

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~Dr. Seuss Ah, yes! Here we are once again at the final month of the year. […]

Thanksgiving

The Season Of Thanking And Giving

“Thanksgiving,” what a lovely word. It is so associated with the kickoff celebration to the holiday season in the month of November that the word is rarely used in other months. I find that fascinating. To most Americans, the word ‘Thanksgiving’ conjures up visions of roasted turkey stuffed with savory […]

thanksgiving

Slow Down To Savor The Togetherness Of The Season

I hope that you are appreciating the joys of the Thanksgiving season. In this season of Thanksgiving, in our society, we express our gratitude for the fruits of our labors and spend time sharing with those we love and with whom we have enduring relationships. As temperatures get lower and […]

contemplation

Following Mother Nature’s Cues For Contemplating Life’s Mysteries

Have you ever noticed how autumn leaves rustle a changing tune in even the slightest fall breeze? Then, slowly, the leaves lose their color and their grip on the trees, thus filling the air with cascades of colorful shapes as they thickly carpet the earth. And the daytime temperatures have […]

spiritual retreat

Planning To Retreat

Have you ever taken part in a spiritual or religious retreat? As fall continues its steady progress toward the chill of winter, the word “retreat” comes to mind. Not as an act of “withdrawing from what is difficult, dangerous or disagreeable,” but in the sense of a spiritual retreat. Retreats […]

Fall Season

The Feast That Is Fall

Fall is in the Air Here in New Orleans, as in other areas in the southern hemisphere of the United States, the fall season kicks off a veritable feast of festivals that praise and celebrate our acclaimed food, arts and musical culture. Our sultry summer weather slowly gives up its […]

autumn

Autumnal Inspiration

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus I love the notion of autumn leaves as flowers and the thought of this time of year as a second spring. It is such an inspiring time when new visions and ideas come to life after long, […]

end of summer

In The Wake Of Summer

What did you do on your summer vacation? That was the first question we were asked when returning to school as kids. I doubt that is much different these days. Most everyone loves summer and the joys of long days, water activities and the all-around juiciness of the season. That […]

transition

Inspired By The In-Between Time

I have always found late August to be such a fascinating time of year as summer draws to a close and kids return to school. It’s hard to miss the distinctive lull in the collective energy as the transition from the comings and goings of summer merge with the more […]

Summer stories

Summer Inspires Stories

Long, lazy days, soft, warm breezes, and adventures beckon. The music of children laughing and waves breaking on the shore. The smell of hamburgers and hot dogs and fresh-shucked corn sizzling on the grill. In our neck of the woods you’re likely to be enticed by the aroma of crab […]