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Mona's Blog

in the garden.. .the hilarity of lent

in the garden.. .the hilarity of lent

Sometimes it strikes me what a complete nerd I am. Literally, the biggest nerd on the whole entire planet. And I can't help it---it hits me right i...
love, historically

love, historically

Oh, love. It's a funny thing. I'm convinced it makes saints of us all.I think when I was young, I thought there was one. One kind. Perhaps, one per...
soapmaking workshops

soapmaking workshops

Soaping is my favorite thing. The lotion? Don't get me wrong--I adore it. It is a quietly contemplative activity, achieving a complete state of flo...
a healing practice

a healing practice

I have but one rule for the living of my life--it is that I go through the door that is open.  In the movie Hope Floats, Gena Rowlands’ character ...
useable wisdom

useable wisdom

First let me say that my day was magnificent. It was! Some things were exhausting. It was rather hot. Poor Dan had some dental surgery today and is...
6:24-wish for a house

6:24-wish for a house

6:24. I saw it on the microwave clock today, as I do twice every day. Wish for a house. I thought to myself. June 24th is my birthday. “Yep, Me and...
America, I'm tired.

America, I'm tired.

America, I’m tired. I’m tired of one-ply toilet paper. I’m tired of people who don’t have to worry about money telling me to stay home. Yes, Terry...
5G: Mother Nature vs. Mother Invention

5G: Mother Nature vs. Mother Invention

5G.  It concerns me.  It’s radiation.  It's not the kind of radiation that can potentially damage calls---like x- and gamma rays.  The 1- 2- 3- 4Gs...
peace settles in

peace settles in

Peace settles in. To be disrupted, I am sure. But for now, peace settles in. Today is the last day I will 'go' to work. My office will be the dinin...
imagine, if you will

imagine, if you will

Picture, if you will, a second grade class who just got out of PE. They're sweaty, they're thirsty, and stay with me, here, because there are a lot...
the things you will do

the things you will do

There are days when I stand outside in the back garden at work and talk about blueberry plants, There are days when I talk to Mom all the way home ...
these ten things

these ten things

Maggie came home today in a blaze of drama. I forget how turbulent 8th grade life can be until she comes home on a wave of he-said, she-saids. Text...