Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Living in Arizona

Here's a taste of what one sees while driving around ...









This is all best enjoyed while the temperatures are way below 100.

Mourning and Reflecting

The generation before mine continues to dwindle as one more person passes on.  I find myself reflecting on significant life events that involved the various people that left vacancies at the top of the family tree.  With sadness and loss also comes a resolve to continue to make something of myself, perhaps even with more freedom.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seriously

Stop worrying about whose name gets in the paper and start doing something about rats, and day care, and low wages ... We must try to take our task more seriously and ourselves more lightly.
- Dorothy I. Height

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

To have influence

If you really want to be powerful, if you really want to be influential, then just serve.
- Rev. Willie Barrow

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tucked away in the city

I am always amazed at the diversity of Tempe.
If you drive 1/4 mile west of a major road, you find this.



Horses.



Cattle.  This is Mr. Bull.



And chickens too.

I like spending time in this quite space where the mind wonders and the youngens play, draw, and speak with the animals.

Help

Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.

- Mother Teresa

Friday, April 02, 2010

Things are growing in AZ

Outside the office window the Honeysuckle shades me from the soon to be blazing sun.


The Lysiloma tree is starting to come alive.  She is a late bloomer.


And after years of hoping for poppies, any poppies, these are adding color to my front yard.


Aloe that grows and grows, and can be transplanted easily.  These came from Carrie years ago,

I love being outside in the Spring.  In Mozambique we spend our days leisurly outdoors, with nothing but spontaneity as our friend.