BHAY Blog: O What a Difference a Month Makes

It’s been about a month since I’ve been focusing on improving my health through reducing both my weight and my waist line.  How’s it coming?  Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to pay attention to results in order to hold myself accountable but for sanity’s sake, I’m gong to commit to theContinue reading “BHAY Blog: O What a Difference a Month Makes”

Blog #31: Belated Birthday Blog

Due to circumstances totally within my control, my “Return” key is now sticking to the point where it takes a lot of pressure and several attempts for it to do its job.  Therefore, today’s post will be fairly short so I don’t have to use that key very often. As some of you will remember,Continue reading “Blog #31: Belated Birthday Blog”

Blog # 17: Time Flies Like an Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana

I attended college in Minnesota. Northfield, Minnesota to be exact. There are two colleges in Northfield: St. Olaf, famous for its music program, and Carleton. I went to Carleton, which I tell my friends from St. Olaf is the good college in Northfield.  They love it when I say that. LOL. Winters can be hardContinue reading “Blog # 17: Time Flies Like an Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana”

Blog #16: Finding What You Want by Knowing What You Don’t Need Anymore

There is a theological principal called Via Negativa. Thomas Aquinas said you could describe God by describing what God is not. Artists can make powerful images by focusing on negative space: helping us to see between the lines as it were, revealing beauty we do not usually notice. Try coloring outside the lines in coloringContinue reading “Blog #16: Finding What You Want by Knowing What You Don’t Need Anymore”

Blog #15: My BHAM: Am I Setting Myself Up for Failure or Success?

Inertia – Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertia Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its velocity. This includes changes to the object’s speed, or direction of motion. An aspect of this property is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight lie at a constant speed, when no forces act uponContinue reading “Blog #15: My BHAM: Am I Setting Myself Up for Failure or Success?”

Blog #13 The Challenge of Going to Bed and Getting Some Rest

New parents find one of their greatest challenges to be “sleep training” the tiny being or beings for whom they are now responsible. These itty bitty people, who can look so adorable, are capable of shrieking with amazing volume when they are hungry, have a dirty diaper, and when they are not interested in beingContinue reading “Blog #13 The Challenge of Going to Bed and Getting Some Rest”

Blog #12 Hope for the Holidays

Instead of gathering in person with siblings this year for Thanksgiving, we’ll make alternate arrangements to be present with each other. We’ll probably use FaceTime or Skype, or Zoom, or another form of media to make our familial love visible to each other. It won’t be the same, of course, as in the past, butContinue reading “Blog #12 Hope for the Holidays”

Blog #10. I’m-Sharing-a-Blog-by-Maren-Tirabassi-that-Expresses- Something-So-Well-that-There-Is-No-Need- to-Duplicate-Her Efforts-and-the-Prayer-She- Wrote-Is-Beautiful

Written by the Rev. Maren Tirabassi: (This photograph shows what my friend Nancy Donovan has created for a feral cat who has been coming to her porch for food and a safe place to sleep for a couple years. This cat cannot bear being indoors with the other cats or near a human. Nancy writes,Continue reading “Blog #10. I’m-Sharing-a-Blog-by-Maren-Tirabassi-that-Expresses- Something-So-Well-that-There-Is-No-Need- to-Duplicate-Her Efforts-and-the-Prayer-She- Wrote-Is-Beautiful”

The Audacity of Self-Care

One of the smartest things I did when I moved to town was join the knitting/crocheting group that meets at the local public library on Thursday evenings. The Knotty Knitters is a group of women, although men are welcome, from diverse backgrounds, of various faiths, living in different towns in the area, with different lifestylesContinue reading “The Audacity of Self-Care”