16Aug/13

Flamethrower Interview: Mary Marks, author, quilter, grandmother and community activist

Mary Marks is a retired grandmother living in the San Fernando Valley who, at the age of 70, is embarking on an exciting new adventure as an author.  Her first book, ForgetRead More…

10Jul/13

The Grass ISN’T Greener!

Comparing yourself to someone else is one of the easiest, and most insidious, forms of self-judgement.  As the platitude goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.”  But I onceRead More…

28Mar/13

Progress IS Success

Many many years ago I was feeling down.  Maybe depressed is the right word, but I hesitate to use that word because honestly, the memory is so foggy now.  At the timeRead More…

11Mar/13

Is it worse to regret the things we do or the things we don’t do?

There are times in life when you are faced with a life-changing opportunity.  Taking a new job or deciding to pursue higher education are two obvious examples, but sometimes life-changing opportunities appearRead More…

18Feb/13

Why Believe the Worst?

Years ago I was watching a TV show where the hero and heroine parted ways because the hero said “I’m not ready to be as in love with anyone as I amRead More…

13Feb/13

Flamethrower: Bucky Fuller

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a little bit about my favorite flamethrower: Bucky Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) “Love is metaphysical gravity.”  ~Bucky Fuller R. Buckminster Fuller was an AmericanRead More…

12Feb/13

The Ocean Accepts All Rivers

The other day in yoga class the instructor played a song that had a spoken mantra which was “the ocean accepts all rivers.”  I found the mantra to be so calming andRead More…

30Jan/13

The Simplest Reminder

There are days like today when I feel absolutely overwhelmed by everything in my life.  All of that wonderful fullness and busyness that I have chosen and worked so hard to bringRead More…

31Dec/12

From Anger to Sympathy

Yesterday I was driving with my husband when I heard him say “Nice, really nice” in a sarcastic tone that made it clear what he was looking at was not nice atRead More…