Thoughts on Democracy

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” ~ Alan Moore, V for Vendetta “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” ~ […]

Getting Ready for February!

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ~ Peter F. Drucker “We are made to persist. that’s how we find out who we are.” ~ Tobias Wolff   Hello Lovelies! February is nearly upon us, and I promised that I would support you in making the most of this […]

A Day At the Farm

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~ Emma Goldman   I slept in yesterday. Til nearly eight am. Pure luxury! I’ve had a month of restless nights thanks to Lyme disease, so to sleep so deeply and completely was bliss. Our farm is a hive of activity right now. […]

Adapting to Change

“When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: if you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the […]

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Power Word

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times   Well, here we are, nearly at the end […]

Australia Day, 2015

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt “Our true nationality is mankind.” […]

Here Comes The Sun

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the […]

Sleepy Morning

“I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” ~ Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time   I woke to the sound of rain. It was soft at first, a comforting patter of drops on the old iron roof. […]

Tropical Pie Recipe

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl   And so, the moment of truth… Does the Tropical Pie of my childhood still measure up? *Nicole laughs gleefully and claps her hands* Darn tootin’ right it does! The pie has a crunchy toasted coconut crust, […]

Remembering Tropical Pie

“Sometimes you have to travel back in time, skirting the obstacles, in order to love someone.” ~ Frances Mayes, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir   When I was a kid, growing up in the seventies, there was this pie Mum used to make. ‘Tropical Pie’ it was called, if memory serves me correctly. I loved […]

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