Life’s Surprises: Ode to November…and Celebrating a Month of Me

November - if you haven't realized it by now from my earlier posts - is my absolute favorite month of the year when I intentionally take time to just celebrate "me" by enjoying myself and all the things I love to do, eat, see, feel, hear, savor... (You get the point!) Granted, lots of people … Continue reading Life’s Surprises: Ode to November…and Celebrating a Month of Me

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A Moment to Meditate: On Giving Thanks

In the scramble to buy Thanksgiving meal groceries, Christmas gifts, holiday decorations and other such supplies, take a moment to be still and meditate on life - in all its complicated forms and expressions... ...the good and bad, difficult and easy, stress-inducing and carefree-giving, annoying and pleasing... You get the point - it's all life. … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On Giving Thanks

Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Month: Big Magic

Welcome to another edition of Ms. Lu's Library! I'm back to share my thoughts and favorite passages from another recent read.  This time I'm reviewing a book that's been on my "must read" list for about a year - Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.   "And you have treasures hidden within … Continue reading Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Month: Big Magic

DJ Lady Luck Presents… Laura Mvula

Hellooooooooooo everyone, and happy happy happy NOVEMBER!!!!! That's right, my signature month of the year has finally arrived. For those of you not in the know, November is your DJ's fav-o-rite (said like JJ's "dy-no-mite") month - full of my most beloved holidays, views of nature in its richest colors, and (*gasp*) day of birth! So, big things seem to … Continue reading DJ Lady Luck Presents… Laura Mvula

A Moment to Meditate: Poetry About Decision-Making

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost   Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: Poetry About Decision-Making

DJ Lady Luck Presents… Nneka

Goooooooooooooooood Wednesday and start of October to all my peeps and hipsters out there! It's your favorite ethnomusicologist, DJ Lady Luck, bringing you fresh tunes from right here and around the globe - all with the purpose of inspiring your mid-week workday, as well as those in the month ahead! This month's featured artist is … Continue reading DJ Lady Luck Presents… Nneka

A Moment to Meditate: On American Citizenship

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17th to commemorate the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787 and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or naturalization, have become citizens" of this country.  In addition, September 17-23 is also recognized as Constitution Week.  The … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On American Citizenship

Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Summer (Take 2): My Book Finds at the National Museum of the American Indian

Welcome to another edition of Ms. Lu's Library! (Well, actually... this is the second take on the last edition of Ms. Lu's Library.)   So, as a reader, you know how this typically goes... You settle on your next book to read, start knocking out pages (and taking notes even), but THEN... then you come … Continue reading Ms. Lu’s Library – Book of the Summer (Take 2): My Book Finds at the National Museum of the American Indian