Season of Mirth


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I recall reading THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton and being fascinated by the constant dinner parties to which those with money were invited. Since the1870’s, The Season is still practiced by young fashionables, the monied and those of us who are graced with the luxury of gathering with family and friends. Continue reading

Somewhere in My Youth and Childhood


When growing up, my two favorite musicals were Peter Pan and The Sound of Music. One ignited my imagination with the wonder of magic and the other opened my eyes to beauty and exquisite possibility. Undoubtedly some psychologically illuminating tidbit about me! Nevertheless, magic and possibility are the components that make up the transfusion cocktail to which I have clung all my life. Continue reading

Find Your Heart at Anne Hathaway’s


My friend Claudia and I have attended plays together for thirty-seven years.  From the very first we knew the trip to Ashland was going to be an annual for us because she lives in California and I in Oregon and the quaint little village is about mid-way between Portland and San Francisco. When combined with the additional fact that the Oregon Shakespeare Company produces high calibre theatre, the trek makes a ‘perfect’ retreat for us to spend time together sipping cups of tea; reading; walking; listening to one another and offering sage support when we share what may be our newest or long- lived struggles. Continue reading

The Art of Keeping Love Alive…one heart at a time


The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral and intellectual core of a human being, and once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul.
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Would it be OK to Enrich Your Relationship with Elan and Cachet?


Celebration (click to listen)

In the words of a well known song, “I couldn’t sleep at all last night!” I was trying to think of a Hide A Heart related Valentine’s post and the following kept ‘ramblin’ ’round’ my brain. Instead of getting up and writing my ideas down,  I was kept busy by the effort of trying to ‘memorize’ the list.

As a songwriter, it has been my experience that when I am kept awake by my own thinking there is often some ‘hidden’ value that makes itself clear later, especially when the thoughts, ideas or poetry are easily resurrected the next day! Continue reading

Un-Attended Marriage as Fragile as a Souffle


 

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I have been married to the same man for thirty-seven years, which seems to be rarer than not these days. When I’m asked about the success of our marriage I often casually say, ‘Oh, he makes me laugh’…which is NOT a lie. He is the most entertaining person I’ve even known. But the real reason is much more romantic and tender. He’s has helped us tend our marriage like Julia Child would care for a soufflé and he’s the one in our relationship who can’t cook!
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