Today we are celebrating our dog, Maya’s, 10th birthday. She was named Maya after the Maya Indians of Mexico who were the first to make chocolate with the cacao bean and Maya is a chocolate lab. When we brought her home in May of 2007 … The early years… All grown up… … Continue reading Happy Birthday Maya!
“Maya, put your toys away!” We keep Maya’s toys neatly stored in a basket in the family room. But Maya always manages to bring her toys over to the foyer rug one at a time, until she has amassed a collection of toys proudly displayed in the foyer welcoming our guests and a few more scattered throughout the first floor. Pure mayhem! The foyer serves … Continue reading Maya’s Toy Collection and the Philosophical Ramifications
Le Petit Chien sits in his basket, with patience awaiting his master. He follows her with his eyes, as she disappears into Pâtisserie Versailles. He dreams of creamy éclairs, and tutti frutti tartes, and of all those little cakes in shapes of hearts. Le Petit Chien sits in his basket, with hope awaiting his master. “Hurry back mon amie, I promise to help you with all … Continue reading The Life of a Parisian Dog
Once upon a time There was a Ginkgo tree With fan-shaped leaves So delicate and green Then summer ended Crisp autumn arrived The Ginkgo turned gold Its leaves bright and alive It was one fine day When Maya stood near Enjoying the view And the time of the year Then without warning The gold leaves fell down Descending on Maya Ginkgo losing its crown Maya … Continue reading Maya & The Ginkgo Tree
You may have heard of the word mindfulness and wondered what it meant. I feel that the topic of mindfulness is slowly infiltrating the psyche of our society and that it is on the verge of becoming mainstream. Although I am not an expert on the topic I would like to take this opportunity to share the little I know and direct you to further … Continue reading Mindfulness and Living a Mindful Life