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Finger Labyrinth

I have found that walking a labyrinth is very peaceful for me.  A good addition to my meditative practice, which is usually not as robust as I would like it to be.  But I refuse to stress about my lack of meditation; that seems like two steps in the wrong direction.  I’m glad there are some public… (read more)

Labyrinth — Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

  I have walked a labyrinth  here in Pittsburgh that I found on-line using https://labyrinthlocator.com.  It is just off the bike trail by the old Pump House in Homestead.  I must have gone right by it a bunch of times, but never noticed it until I was looking for it.   It is very flat… (read more)

Labyrinth

Recently I have been walking a labyrinth.  It is built in the grass; the path is outlined with stones and rocks and ends in an open center.  There is a large tree as an anchor providing shade.  It is near a road, so it is accessible to everyone, but that means there is the noise of cars nearby.  Somehow,… (read more)

Chautauqua Arts

In addition to lectures for your mind and sermons for your soul, Chautauqua abounds with music, art, drama, and dance for your spirit.  There are many venues for the different arts, and lots of them are included with the gate pass that you pay to come in.  If you are not staying on-site, you can… (read more)

Chautauqua for grownups

The first thing I have to say about the Chautauqua Institution is that it feels like an island.  If I call it an island, I am mis-speaking, because it is not an island.  What it is, is roughly a 750 acre rectangle in New York, bordering Lake Chautauqua on one long edge and the highway on the other… (read more)

Can’t wait for Chautauqua

I am so looking forward to going to Chautauqua for vacation again this year.  This will be the third year in a row that we have gone.  It is not that far for us, we can drive in just about 3 hours or less.  It is self contained, and if you pack right you never… (read more)

Knitting4Peace.org

I hope I can post this; I’ve copied it directly from http://www.knitting4peace.org/who-we-are, and it is the background of the beginning of the Knitting4Peace group I contribute to.  I think Susan says it best, in her own words: “A Brief History (By founder, Susan McKee) In July 2004, I was deeply moved by messages I heard at… (read more)

Background — Chautauqua Institution

So I’ve been working on a lot of something that’s making me think about a summer place we’ve gone the past few years, the Chautauqua Institution. I had not heard of this until Dennis brought it up a couple of years ago as a vacation possibility, and now I am hooked.  The Chautauqua Institution is… (read more)

Pampering

Today I gave myself a home mani-pedi.  Is this blog-worthy?  I’m not sure, but it doesn’t happen very often, and it always makes me really happy when I do it, so maybe I should make more of an effort. I didn’t even do any color or polish, just trimming, shaping, exfoliating, massaging.  So nice.  My… (read more)

So busy summer, again

What the heck am I so busy doing?  I seem to have no time for anything, but I’m not getting much accomplished.  I sure am not knitting, crocheting, or quilting, or I’d have something to talk about.  Maybe it’s cooking.  I have put on a few pounds lately.  Nah, that’s the ice cream.