Category Archives: Deep Breathing Moments: Meditations for the Unpremeditated

a chance to reflect on life and accentuate its meaning –
It is referred to as Meditations for the Unpremeditated since these selections for common people do not require any meditative skills, and even allow humor.

Honeysuckle Air Meditation: Beans for College

My mother hadn’t made it home yet on the bus from the Woolworth store across town where she worked, so I started laying out some things to help with supper. I was about 16 years old and looking toward the … Continue reading

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Meditation: It all Started with the Chocolate!

Some time after Hurricane Irma I lit a candle at church with a briefer form of these comments:  It all started with the chocolate. The sound was deafening–high winds roaring past my window, the street acting like a researcher’s wind … Continue reading

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Meditations: Life in Three-Quarter Time

We’ve all heard about “teachable moments.” Having taught for over four decades I can assure there are also “Unteachable moments!” I walked into Music class that day planning to teach 3/4 time. As I was explaining three-quarter time signature, a … Continue reading

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Meditation: Soft Voices Make Me Cry

Nothing wrong with crying. Tears cleanse the soul. But sometimes it’s, uh, inconvenient. I can wear the badge of courage quite well until some kind soul says a tender word, pats me on the back, gives me a hug, or … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Holding Foot –

I am probably not the only wife who was born with cold feet. After our marriage had settled into decades, there were times we went to bed only because we were tired and longed for sleep. Yet our mutual fondness … Continue reading

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Deep Breathing Moments: My Macaroni Meltdown

  Caregiver Stories: Stress and My Macaroni Meltdown Walking on macaroni  became the theme of my weekend. I didn’t intend it to be that way for sure!  As I said, it wasn’t my choice. The macaroni just volunteered! Obviously the … Continue reading

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A Slice of Happy: Holding the High Note

Caregivers risk the danger of being on guard 24/7.  There are times when that is necessary. However, in order to sustain the role effectively, it becomes urgent for a caregiver to carve out some time in the daily routine.  Having … Continue reading

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