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Fourth Of July 2020

Home for the Holiday


"With freedom comes responsibility." Eleanor Roosevelt
Parades, apple pie, contests, hamburgers, friends, family, and fireworks are the essential ingredients for a celebratory Fourth of July.  This year will be unforgettable as the Covid 19 virus has changed the celebration landscape.  The large gatherings, festivities and essential mix of fun are on the shelf across the country. We ourselves are accustomed to celebrating in the islands viewing a parade, taking walks, wildlife adventures, exquisite dinners and viewing incredible fireworks that fill the sky.  Though this is year is unique, never fret. 
We have an opportunity to slip back in time and create an old fashioned Fourth of July at home.  Many of you are wondering what to do.  Well, think back to when you were little.  What did you do then? 
Growing up in the Northwest, we had sparklers, black snakes, and fountains to light off in the driveway. We attended barbecues with family or friends and watched…
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Sisterhood - Belonging

Connection is Everything



 "Once women find the sisterhood, there is nothing stronger." Zoe Kravitz
The last few months have been pivotal on proving what is important in life.  At least for me.  While reading numerous books, writing, working in my office, gardening, making dinner, watching Netflix, being with my husband, one powerful thought was apparent, "We need human connection especially, "The Sisterhood."
Having girlfriends is imperative along with your family and loved ones.  The sisterhood is a dynamic elixir that feeds our minds and souls.  And, yes, we can talk for hours, following tangents in conversations and often without garnering or wanting a solution to our angst.  We just want to "be." Men often are the opposite, and not always a fan of our ramblings. We love it that they want to "solve" the issue but we on the other hand just want to vent, analyze, and forget.   After all, we sisters need to state 20,000 words a day versus men …

Summer of Gratitude

Three Magical Words"I Don't Know"




"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.  To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable."  Helen Keller
The word "grateful" is at the forefront of my summer 2020 feature film.  After a tumultuous several months that graced the planet, the sun is finally shining, and the world and its people are beginning to become alive again.   You can feel the shift and the excitement with a breeze of caution drafted in the wind of change.  
Along with this twirl in the wind, the words, "I Don't Know"are on the tip of everyone's tongue.  How many conversations have you participated over the months and heard the phrase, "I Don't Know?"  Interesting right.  Because we really do not have concrete, factual, testable, drilled down answers to absolutely anything of relevance swirling around in our world.  We think we know.  We think we are …

Life is a Gift

A River Called Life



"Life is a precious gift.  Use your day wisely." 

Life is a river.  A thriving, glorious flowing body of water that twists and turns filled with fish, beavers, small creatures, birds, eagles, violent eddies, rough waters, and calm pools. Or in our case as human beings doing the best they can as they spend each day rambling down the river of life.  An actual river flows downhill from the force of gravity.  The waters can be wide and deep or shallow to walk across.  This river can be called a stream, creek, or brook.  A once serene rushing river can turn into a flooding nightmare covering land, filling houses, and changing landscapes.  Just like humanity spinning towards the unknown.   
Life can be tranquil at moments and then burst into a storm of anger, disbelief, or tragedy.   A life is easily compared to a roaring river as transitions in our world are extremely rapid.  It can be difficult for the human mind to assess what has transpired.   The result is be…

Love is the Way - Inspiration

Light Among Clouds


Natures Tipping Point - Thin Line Between Order and Chaos
Being optimistic and positive when billowing storms continue to rock humanity around the world is often arduous.   It is heartbreaking.   We have had months of "sheltering in place" for a worldwide pandemic causing angst, fear, loss, tragedy, confusion, frustration, anger, and pain.  Of course, as previously noted, jobs, livelihoods, rent, schooling, food, and shelter have been difficult to maintain.  Even with the stimulus payments, people want to get back to their lives, their dreams and their hopes for a better tomorrow. 
The latest development is the horror of destruction, desecration and looting this week.  The tragic death of George Floyd was abominable, and all humanity agree.  Justice must and will prevail. The peaceful protesters were a necessity and emoted valid concerns that need to be addressed and amended.  However, the agitators laced among the protesters wreaked havoc towards businesses …