2018 – The Year of Vegetables

We all make New Year’s resolutions and lose them as early as February so I am making a New Year commitment.   For 2018, I will prepare a vegetable dish/dinner every Sunday.  I will share the process and photos here.  Recipes are available on request. There are many reasons to cook vegetables at home.   This commitment…

Sparks Memory – Along the Konmari Way

Townhouse living means a lifestyle of always keeping what matters at home.  When we decided to move to Gingham Lane, we gave up a suburban home lifestyle.  Moving  from 450 square meters to 107 requires frequent decisions about one s personal belongings.    It means accepting an annual season for serious decluttering.  This is best…

Lego Let Go

As part of my New Year s resolution to lose weight, I decided to also lose weight or rather mass in our home.   I decided to begin the clean up during Lent.  Someone suggested on Facebook to give up one thing everyday for 40 days.    The decluttering bug stuck beyond Easter and  I…

Portrait of Resilience

It has been difficult since my mother passed away.   There seemed no shortage of challenges and opportunities seemed rare.   I feel blessed though that she taught me a great deal about resilience.   So now this weekly photo challenge reflects me, a self portrait of someone who is  Resilient. I am posting new…

Herstory of Home I

I have been living on Gingham Lane for three (3) years now and writing about it for one (1) year.    It was a long road to this Home.    Rather than a History of this Home, I have a Herstory.    I was inspired to write this from a conversation I had with my…

A List of Lifetime Lists

I write this article as I find it in my To Do List for Sunday.  No matter that I am late by a day.   There is some satisfaction in seeing it on my list for November 20, 2016 and checking it or scratching it out to mean the task is completed.   Then to…

Supermoon 2016

This post is from  http://Welcome To Life Memoirs blog https://tyagipayal.wordpress.com/ It was nice to know I wasn’t the only one mesmerized by the Supermoon last Monday.  Her perspective is from Down Under.    On Monday 14th November 2016 the gap between the earth and moon was at very closest point,known as Perigree,which was one of…

Just Super

I like how Victo pulls away from his professional life and reminds us all that we are also human beings and we are blessed to have this life and to have this Supermoon

On Living and Writing

Today, I was asked “Why do I write?” Simply, I write to live. First, it is required in my profession. I am a lawyer. While most people consider the stereotype of a lawyer who is arguing in the Courtroom, the vast majority of legal work is really, WRITING. From law school entrance exams to law…

Transmogrify – WPC/Pinatubo

Our first trek up to Pinatubo Crater yesterday is my inspiration for this week’s photo challenge.   Transmogrify The trek begins in Capas, Tarlac.   You need to take an hour ride on a 4×4 vehicle.  It takes you over the site where the lahar passed.    In June 1991, the fifth largest volcanic eruption took place…

Mall Shine – WPC

I found my Shine at the mall. It’s been a very busy week.   The storm threatened any Shine since Thursday.   On the way home, we passed by these Shiny things that are also Pokémon stops.  

H2O Everywhere 

I have not been inspired lately.  I have been sick at home.   But who says I can’t find inspiration for this week s photo challenge H2O. Today, I found inspiration and contribution in my old photos that highlight this week’s theme. Water. The photo above was taken at sunset. H2O in the clouds and sea…