Italy-A Photo Journal

Viva Italia! (Long Live Italy) The other day  I was sharing a memory of a trip to Italy with my friend Christine. She was planning a backpack trip to Europe that would include a trip to Italy. This inspired me to gather my loose photo’s and journal a few memories of Italy. This collage ofContinue reading “Italy-A Photo Journal”

Happy Birthday in Heaven…

I was talking to my Mom today and she told me a story about her sister Dolores. Today is Aunt Dolores’s birthday. Birthdays were very important to Aunt. We have close to 100 family members in our family and her goal in her life was to remember every last one of them. Mom reminded meContinue reading “Happy Birthday in Heaven…”

You know you are getting old when…

Life gets more interesting with every passing year. With age certainly comes great wisdom as they say. The things people don’t say about getting older gives rise to interesting experiences. Every stage of life brings awesome challenges and change. The opportunities in the first few decades of life can be exciting and quite frankly, fun!Continue reading “You know you are getting old when…”

A Vegetable right?

By popular demand…I am sharing one of my best cake recipes. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. As many people know, I love to cook & bake in my free time. Cooking dinner after a long day of work, not so much. However,  cooking & baking to share with family and friends is a differentContinue reading “A Vegetable right?”

What is the meaning of Temenos?

Temenos is a greek word meaning a sacred, protected space; psychologically, descriptive of both a personal container and the sense of privacy that surrounds an analytical relationship. Jung believed that the need to establish or preserve a Temenos is often indicated by drawings or dream images of a quaternary nature, such as mandalas. The symbolContinue reading “What is the meaning of Temenos?”

Photo Journal: An Italian dessert table

The cookie table has strong ties to Italian communities and Catholic sacraments such as; Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage. Hundreds of Italian cookies on trays, each one with a unique favor, decorate the table. At Italian weddings, trays of cookies surround the wedding cake. As if the tiers and tiers of white frosted cake is not enough, theContinue reading “Photo Journal: An Italian dessert table”

This is a letter to my Son Joshua on his Confirmation Day.

Joshua, The sacrament of confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism. If baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. The real confession of Christ consists when: Whole man submits himself to truth, He stands in judgment of his understanding and AppreciatesContinue reading “This is a letter to my Son Joshua on his Confirmation Day.”

Never too old, never to young.

Traveling, I met a young professional while eating dinner at a restaurant bar. Eating at the bar is the best strategy when traveling alone. It always results in the most interesting meal and company. Without failure this particular night proved to most enjoyable.  He was visiting the university and interviewing for graduate school to obtainContinue reading “Never too old, never to young.”

Another day another…

How do you know that you are the right person for the job? Can you make yourself fall in love with your work? Can you challenge yourself to become more passionate about what you do from day-to-day? The following are four challenges that can create balance in your life.  Quality time-In a typical work weekContinue reading “Another day another…”

OMG….A Pink Panther?

Ladies and gentleman: The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. It is the long and short of it! It was a typical day in the camp, all the very important people (VIP) were around the canteen waiting for their turn to for painting andContinue reading “OMG….A Pink Panther?”