Land of Little Rain

The word aridity is one I use as a synonym for what others call writer’s block. Aridity can mean “having insufficient rainfall to support agriculture” or “lacking in interest and life.” Perhaps I use the word because I grew up on the Colorado Desert of California, a place that truly seems “godforsaken.” Given a cloudburst … Continue reading Land of Little Rain

THE GIFT OF THE COUGAR

Dreams often bring us totems and the totems bear gifts. These gifts can come in the form of initiations. They provide inspiration for our writing and our souls as we endeavor to apply the teachings to our daily lives. Totems Totem: (in some societies, especially among North American Indians) an object, species of animal or … Continue reading THE GIFT OF THE COUGAR

REVISITING “I AM A BLESSING”

ABC’s Robin Roberts asked Maya Angelou, "When did you know you were going to be a blessing?" The poet answered, "I meant to be a blessing. I intended to be a blessing. I still do. It is my heart's intent. My life depends on it--to be a blessing." Thinking about "being a blessing" as a … Continue reading REVISITING “I AM A BLESSING”

THE RISK OF NEW FRONTIERS

Around the age of 70, many of us become aware of entering the last stage of life. We have a choice to "grow" old consciously or to ignore its possibility by ignoring the gifts it may offer. What wonderful responses I received from  "Right Time, Right Path: Now." Such wisdom you sent my way. I … Continue reading THE RISK OF NEW FRONTIERS

A SPECIAL LETTER FROM PEGGY FOR 2014

Can you give yourself what you want? Put yourself higher on your list of priorities. First, of all Happy New Year! I have been writing this letter in my head for several days, but today I read my horoscope and that has made me go to the keyboard. It read: “Can you give yourself what … Continue reading A SPECIAL LETTER FROM PEGGY FOR 2014