La dolce vita!

A memory appeared in my thoughts of a particular day Diane and I shared in Tuscany. While walking through streets of Florence Italy, we discovered the Trevi Fountain. Watching in wonder, we saw the couples around the fountain, children skipping on the piazza and men/men and women/women strolling arm in arm, as Italians do. TheContinue reading “La dolce vita!”

Does a “true” friend tell you there is pepper in your teeth?

I have been thinking about this blog for weeks and how I would give it the justice it deserves. Carefully thought, reflecting enough heart and soul and character so others can appreciate the inspiration of my experience. What are the ingredients that form a friendship? Is it a like experience or similar interests? Is it aContinue reading “Does a “true” friend tell you there is pepper in your teeth?”

Perfect for a cold winter night…

This is my favorite minestrone soup recipe. Perfect comfort food on a cold winters night. A crusty peasant bread, rounds this meal in a bowl. Simple to change the mood of the night. Ingredients: 3 tbs olive oil 1 small yellow onion (chopped, small) 3 zucchini (diced) 1 cup green beans (frozen cut italian cut) 3 celery stalks (chopped) 2 garlics clovesContinue reading “Perfect for a cold winter night…”

2014 Declaration

In a “moment,” I find myself alone on an empty hospital unit, Christmas Eve 2013. My body system insurgence, is uncontrollable and captures my life. Doctors, needles, tests, predictions, theories fill the day and night with no definitive understanding. While everyone was well-meaning, nothing was going to quickly or easily to give me my lifeContinue reading “2014 Declaration”

Welcome to my blog…

The Temenos Circle My life has met a moment like one I have not experienced before. I find myself searching for new purpose and meaning and have been inspired to begin writing by three of my very best friends. They have challenged me the past several years in many ways including, my beliefs, thoughts, self-confidence andContinue reading “Welcome to my blog…”