Daily quote journal 4/9/15

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is remarkable how much can be accomplished if we use time wisely.” — Thomas Jefferson  Garden photo: Cindy La Ferle

Daily quote journal 4/8/15

“How would your life be different if you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day that you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” ― Steve Maraboli Altered art by Cindy La Ferle

An old dog learns new tricks

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished,” wrote Dean Koontz. I was a contented “cat person” for more than three decades, owning at least two adorable felines at a time. So I never realized something was missing from my life — though I’d always entertained fantasies of […]

Our year to break free

Are you stuck in a rut? Set in your ways? Afraid to take risks or try something new? The start of a new year is the perfect time to break free of our self-sabotaging beliefs and habits. My January column in Michigan Prime highlights several brave people who’ve taken the leap in midlife, plus I’ve provided […]

A light to warm our winter

This essay was originally published in The Daily Tribune on December 24, 1998, and is included in my book, Writing Home.   Over the centuries, Christmas has been reinvented and repackaged, promoted and pummeled, like the cookie dough we cut into festive shapes and decorate every year in December. Christmas is a mass of contradictions. The […]

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