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HAPPINESS


Happiness is the gold ring on the Merry-Go-Round,the swell of the ocean under your board, the sound of crickets on a warm summer evening. The word itself is an altruistic phenomenon meaning different things to different people and requiring different paths to get there. As Eric Hoffer once said, “When you are young you can […]

DAILY DRIVEL


We are in another long heat wave. The garden seems to shrink into its cooler self, and the blossoms on the hydrangea have dried up early due to lack of enough water. The heat rises from the bricks and the corners of the garden under trees which look cool and inviting, aren’t. It’s a day […]

A FORCE TO BE RECONCILED


You can’t ignore him, he won’t allow it. If three o’clock comes around, it’s time for a walk, and dinner had better be waiting when he bursts into the house after the walk. Not much different from most dogs. He has an uncanny ability to know when the evening dishes are done and the kitchen […]

THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES Kate’s Journal


“Navajo Grandmother” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen In the early days in the Southwest, I saw many Navajo grandmothers, many looking much like this lady, sitting comfortably in a large chair in the back of a son-in-law’s pickup truck. I was told by this lady that it was the custom, as she didn’t have […]

WHEREIN THE PYRAMID?


“Renaissance” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen Five thousand years ago in Egypt, long before the pyramids at Giza, the mighty king Djoser ruled a land dry beyond belief from a seven year drought. His vizier Imhotek, physician, scientist and architect, designed a limestone step pyramid at Saqqara as a tomb memorial, commemorating the good […]

SENIOR COMPANIONSHIP


To love and be loved. Isn’t that what we all want? While meeting with my group of high school “girl” friends yesterday, we discussed the dating habits of the old and much older. While feeling blessed to still have the love and companionship of Dr. A after nearly 70 years, I am aware that none […]

CONSIDER THE FORK


“Not Your Average Chicken” stoneware sculpture bykayti sweetland rasmussen We spend a lot of time hunting, catching and cooking our food, but how much time do we devote to the way we transport it from the plate to our mouths? The original method was probably a knife. It was pointed, sharp and handy, and if […]