Monthly Archives: May 2021

Rethinking the opportunity to be present, or “No judging”

Sometimes the universe presents you with a message you just cannot ignore. I once had a client many years ago who said in one of her sessions that she had needed a lesson in humiliation. I am not a fan … Continue reading

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Ralph Lembo’s Home in the Woods: Itta Bena and the Blues

Yesterday was the unveiling of Mississippi’s newest Blues Trail marker. Rand and I made the journey to Itta Bena on a hot Delta day to acknowledge Ralph Lembo and his contributions to his adopted community of Itta Bena from his … Continue reading

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“5-26-27”

Mother was born on this day in 1927. For years, I would get the days mixed up, thinking it was May 25 or May 27. Finally one year, Mother said “5-26-27” and I never forgot it again. Mama and Papa … Continue reading

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More magnolias and other firsts: Ripe tomato and the rare two-toned blue clover

The tree is sporting more open and opening blooms, with more buds than I recall ever having seen before! Perhaps after 2020, it is a good sign! The second tomato is ripening–another good sign! And finally, son J introduced a … Continue reading

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2021’s first magnolia

I patiently wait when the buds start forming on my magnolia tree, knowing that the third week will likely see the blooms. It is special to me since frequently I missed these events due to the academic calendar. While some … Continue reading

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Oneida Community Tudor Plate

Designer Grosvenor N. Allen created the 1924 Queen Bess design for the Oneida Community Made Tudor Plate. The Oneida Community was established in 1848 in Oneida, New York–not to manufacture silverware, but as a “small group of Christian Perfectionists” who … Continue reading

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Oxalis drummondii mature: The end of the cycle

One could think butterflies were perched in the oxalis patch at first glance. A closer inspection was due as this was a curious sight to me and I do not recall ever having seen it prior to this past week. … Continue reading

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Vicia tetrasperma: Lentil vetch

Annual herb that flowers on the hillside, sometimes found alone, sometimes amidst the grasses, and sometimes amidst the fleabane and yellow wood sorrel.

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The Power of 200 Days: “To what do we regularly and consistently bring our attention?”

January 25, 2021, I wrote The Power of 100 Days and had asked the question “What shall I do with the next 100?” As I continue to do the daily meditations, I would think 1/3 of the way…I will do … Continue reading

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Wm. A. Rogers, Limited and Oneida LTD, Successor

You cannot hold Wm. A. Rogers responsible for the condition of this spoon. Oneida, possibly–that is the crux of yet another lawsuit from International Silver, this time, v. Oneida LTD. But first, a little of the history of yet another … Continue reading

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