My blogs

Blogs I follow

About me

Industry Arts
Occupation life coach and writer
Location Texas, United States
Introduction I have so many roles, each precious: mother, grandmother, wife, widow,friend life coach, mystic, writer. I have a strong commitment to choosing love over ego, to living out of what I perceive to be wisdom. My motto, borrowed from Mort Satten, is "Real is better than perfect" I work hard to do the "next right thing and not to get stuck in a rigid idea of what the next right thing is. I cherish paradox. I believe there is no one right way to do almost anything.
Interests wisdom and ethics, birth and death, the life cycle and cycle of seasons, hikng, nature political and social change. rading and writing. Recently I've become very focused on what I see as the danger of contempt and its prevalence in our culture. Texas Longhorn baseball, folk music and some jazz and classical music
Favorite Movies Field of Dreams, The Miracle Worker, Dancer Texas, Schindler's List, Long Day's Journey Into Night, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on The Roof, Chorus Line, Fame, The Company, Message in a Bottle, THe King's Speech
Favorite Music Almost everything by Kate Wolf, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Peter Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen - much of Mozart, especially piano concertos, Beethoven's symphanies, Duke Ellington, anything Billie Holliday sang, especially "Strange Fruit", spirituals, especially "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" Jewish wordless songs in minor key (ninguns), and paradoxically Jimmi Hendrix and Wille Nelson, Don and Hank Williams both, almost anything on oboe or cello.
Favorite Books The Complete Works of Shakespheare, The Great Gatsby, Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, Leaves of Grass, Billy Budd, The Brothers Karamazof, The Road, The Darling, The Life of Pi, The Chosen, the Promise, many histories and bigoraphies, especially around the American Revolution, World War II, and the Civil Rights' Movement, everything by Cynthia Voight, for old times' sake, Little Women and the rest of Louisa May Alcott's novels (though I'm afraid to reread them), Pinballs, How to Talk So Children Will Listen and Listein so Children will Talk, Private Lies, Night, Bullied, The Lions of Little Rock

You've rented a sky-writer to propose to your significant other, but it's completely overcast. What will you do?

standing in profile with a small child snuggled in my arms.