Give Me a Sign

I’ve been wondering what to do about my lawn.  I’ve sodded it three times, and each time it’s been visited by a plague.  Once in the form of grubs and the skunks that tore up the grass in search of them.  Next a flood in the basement caused the whole...

Begin It Now

Before my friend Heather Joy Skelton died she gifted me with selected volumes from her library.  Whenever I read them now I hear them as personal messages from her. Today’s jacuzzi reading is Begin It Now . I can almost hear Heather’s voice urging me on...

Surprise and Delight

I try to arrange my life so that I am likely to stumble upon things that surprise and delight me.  This means that I encourage a certain amount of spontaneity and serendipity in my day.  And that I am always on the lookout for something that may be more than it...

The Economics of Happiness

I’m visiting my friend Kristin and pick up a book she is reading called the The Economics of Happiness.  It’s a critique of the way our economic system measures value and calls for a redefinition of genuine wealth. “Our values, principles and beliefs...