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Added by Nadine Anglin on November 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments



Santa and His Elves Gathered in the great workshop by the

warm fireplace .

Mrs. Claus is coming with a big plate of goodies for all to…


Added by wayne w. bastin on November 17, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Must Tigers Eat Only Vegetables?

I attended a Mindfulness Workshop at which the leaders read some of their favorite poems. Two lines have stuck with me:

For us to know peace, is it necessary that there be no war anywhere in the world?…


Added by Geezerchick on November 14, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

I've Become Part of the Problem

I have been known to make mistakes on my taxes. The feds and the state send me corrections to my taxes, usually in their favor. They show me where I made my errors, much like a school teacher.

So, this year, I was pleased when the city of Philadelphia put up a self-calculating tax form. All I had to do was copy numbers from my schedule C – total income and total profit. The form calculated the rest. I paid the city what it said I owed. I thought I was done.

Yesterday, I… Continue

Added by Geezerchick on November 7, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

and then...

Serenading the beasts

aldient mountains

I saw a quote from the new book, “The afterlife of Billy Fingers” which said, “Imagine yourself with no limitations only potential”. I thought about this and I think there have been only a handful of people who we can say accomplished this. Imagine if everyone was able to live that way. Imagine if we all had no limitations, only potential..I can't decide if it would be a good thing or bad thing. Imagine if you will that everything that…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on November 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

           THE TREE                                                   The Tree Was So Beautiful Loaded With Silver Bells                          Candy Sticks  Tinsel  And Pine Cones                 …

           THE TREE

                        The Tree Was So Beautiful Loaded With Silver Bells…

Added by wayne w. bastin on November 1, 2014 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Taking a Mindfulness Class

I’ve been stressing out lately, playing scary scenarios in my head, rehashing conversations that went badly, even my dog quickly bored of playing with me.

I decided to take the Mindfulness class offered at a nearby hospital. Jon Kabat-Zinn has a good reputation, as a man who was trained as a Buddhist meditator who figured out how to teach meditation without the Buddhism.…


Added by Geezerchick on October 31, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments



            Your Precious Memories Like Gentle Showers Kiss
             My Cheeks And Sooth My Grieving Heart,
             Forgotten Not Your Forever in My…

Added by wayne w. bastin on October 27, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Mindful Movements

So you’ve taken a yoga class... that doesn’t mean you know how to teach yoga.


I’m taking Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. In the first few weeks we were taught how to do a body scan and how to do breath-based meditation.  I’ve meditated for over 20 years.  These instructions were valid and…


Added by Geezerchick on October 22, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments




As my mother grows older she has let her hair grow out and long for a couple

reasons; mostly because she can't get to the salon as much.

My mother will be eighty this summer.

My mother looks like me with her long white hair and no facial hair. It's her karma working. She always told me I was ugly.

Now this thinking gives way to two possibilities, my mother was just cruel or I am truly ugly. In any case mom is paying the price for her…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on October 20, 2014 at 1:45am — No Comments


My neighbor has Comcast for internet, TV and telephone.  I always advise my clients to have telephone separate from their internet, so that when one is down, they can use the other to get help. Most of my clients don’t listen to my advice. They just call me when things go wrong.


It was a dark and stormy night (I kid you not) when my neighbor with the Comcast Trifecta called from another neighbor’s.  He lives about 5…


Added by Geezerchick on October 17, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Serenade the beasts


I sat in my doorway, Room B 33 for the last time looking up one hall and down the same hall watching the world unfold for another fun filled day at Heartland of Victorian Village.

You find out very quickly that just because you, me in this case is being discharged today doesn't mean that anything special will happen. The world just continues right on it's way, on it's own.

Movement continues, speech continues, joys and sadness continue just as…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on October 11, 2014 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Orff's Carmina Burana

Don’t miss this hugely popular work, featuring 200 singers, 4 percussionists http://www.torqpercussion.ca/ , 3 soloists, 2 pianists—and  1 conductor,  Mark Vuorinen!


$25 General admission. Discounted tickets for under 30s and High School students. Get your tickets early!



Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7:30 p.m.


Grand Philharmonic Choir



Added by Grand Philharmonic Choir on October 10, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Hanging Up Socks by the Toes

My houseguest and I were hanging up our laundry on the line. I hung up my socks by one side of the cuff. She hung hers up by the toe.

I remembered that my mother used to hang her socks up by the toe. It…


Added by Geezerchick on October 10, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

When did I stop being a child?

Why did we stop being children?

Why did we stop being innocent?…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on October 7, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

" Laughing, in Spirit”

I am amazed in having so many ‘likes’ to my post." Laughing, in Spirit”, which was a spontaneous reaction to an amazing experience. Since writing this one paragraph article I have reflected upon it, as I do, I can feel the positive emotional uplift from the dream.

There is a sub current of energy in me which motivates me to reflect and analyze the experience. First, the title ‘Laughing in Spirit’, I used the word spirit because the experience was not of this dimension. Some…


Added by Peter Graham Ms.D on October 5, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

The Lying Day

I'm working on a completely different story and can't get my head out of it to write a blog, so here's a story I wrote a few years ago:


The Lying Day


1) Today is a school holiday. A whole day for playing. Except you never can tell with my mother. Usually she asks me what I want to do, and we do it. But sometimes, she decides to do…


Added by Geezerchick on October 3, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Laughing in Spirit.

Last night I had a dream. I was with a group of people and one of them said something funny, we began laughing. You know that deep belly laugh we have all experienced on occasions. In this situation we were laughing in spirit, the difference was it was a thousand times more pleasurable than when we laugh in the physical form. I was chuckling away when I awakened. If only I could have held on to it—Ah! But alas! It was but just a dream.

Added by Peter Graham Ms.D on September 28, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

They Didn't Kill the Cat

One of my clients emailed me – she was upset – her cat is dying and she can’t stand to see him suffer – she’s taking him to the vet to have him put to sleep.

I know she has no family members who could go with her, so I volunteered. She accepted.

I met her at the vet’s office.

Her cat hadn’t eaten in 3 days. He was weak. He’d…


Added by Geezerchick on September 26, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Eating Done Right: Pumpkin—Food of the Week

Each fall, millions of Americans carve pumpkins for Halloween and enjoy traditional pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But with a little imagination, pumpkins become more than decorations and dessert. A versatile and nutritious vegetable, pumpkins can be used in a variety of healthy recipes, such as pumpkin burgers, pumpkin muffins,…


Added by Carole L. Carson on September 25, 2014 at 8:53pm — No Comments

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