Lessons from My Mom


When I was around 7 years old, I recall asking my mom, “why do we always have some rice or potatoes, a green vegetable, and meat?” She responded, “because that makes up a balanced meal.” It is a lesson that I still carry with me today.  When I cook or eat out I make sure […]

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I AM STILL HERE…


Just as each new year begins I am so determined to give followers up to date content on a regular basis but then I fizzle out.  I can blame it on life but life has enough blamed on it.  Me not making blog posts should not be one of the things for which life should be accused.

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Rule Number One, From My Mom


My mother’s number one rule was always treat people with respect.  Her advice is reflective of the golden rule that can be found in many cultures and religions.  Treating others as you wish to be treated is something said by mothers in all parts of the planet.  China, India, Africa, England, Canada, Mexico, the United […]

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I MISS MY MAMA


My mom died today.  Well actually today is the anniversary of her death.  It has been a few years now.  It has been enough years where the deep ache in my chest and gut has dulled but still enough to be noticed.  Yet no matter how many years pass, I will miss her.  She was […]

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With Humble Hands


Originally posted on PaisleyPerspective:
~~~ Pound Cake Love April 15, 2011 at 7:04am marked the last time, I communicated with my mother at least in the earthly realm.  She breathed her last breath sometime that morning.  But this blog post isn’t to reflect on her death; for that you can look at post from April and May…

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With Humble Hands


~~~ April 15, 2011 at 7:04am marked the last time, I communicated with my mother at least in the earthly realm.  She breathed her last breath sometime that morning.  But this blog post isn’t to reflect on her death; for that you can look at post from April and May of 2011.  Post made on April 15th […]

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For Mommy…With Love


~~~ You gave me a childhood filled with joy and laughter. Silly giggles on somedays Monty Python on most Saturdays. Exploring the vastness of Chicago with super-transfers in hand on Sundays; we went everywhere discovering what the city held for mother and child. Early you taught me to seek knowledge by surprising the social worker […]

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