the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky

“I believe in aristocracy, though — if that is the right word, and if a democrat may use it. Not an aristocracy of power, based upon rank and influence, but an aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky. Its members are to be found in all nations and classes, and all through the […]

In tonight’s debate, Mitt Romney said he “believes in God”. What does THAT mean?

A long time ago, before I had much personal exposure to Alcoholics Anonymous or the culture of recovery, I had a wonderful yoga teacher who had apparently done some 12-step work at some point in his own getting-sober project.  He didn’t talk about it much, but in retrospect I can see its influence all over […]

It’s my bloggy and I’ll write about my period if I want to! or “Don’t be a Sharer-Hater”

Some people seem to have a deep and abiding urge to share their innermost thoughts and feelings.  I am one of those people.  While I recognize this can be one of my most precious personality traits, I am also aware that it is a tendency that has the potential to cause hurt.  Now that I am a grown up, mature 46-year-old lady, I can look back […]

A little solstice reflection on me and Jesus.

I converted to Catholicism 10 years ago at the age of 36.  Technically it might not have been an actual conversion, as I had never been a member of any religious group before that time.  I was not raised a Christian, but my parents consistently behaved like Christians are supposed to behave, golden rule and all, and imparted their Christian values to […]