Cheer Up!

June 7, 2015
I’m sitting in a wheelchair recovering from a stroke, so I find I need cheering up. Part of what I do is watch my clumsy husband lurch around, part of it is remembering all the funny stuff that has happened to me, and part of it is thinking about the funniest diary I ever wrote, ... continued

The Fire Next Time?

May 27, 2015
The terrible floods in Texas are unfolding in areas where many of our friends live, in Blanco, Wimberly, Austin and Houston. As far as we know, none of our friends have been injured or lost their homes, but things are very confused at present. What’s worse, more rain is coming in a few days. Hopefully ... continued

My Moment as a Medium

May 22, 2015
I was listening to Jeremy Vaeni’s terrific interview with Maxine Meilleur when I remembered my own moment of mediumship. We attend a study group on Tuesday nights, and many members of it are accomplished in things like mystical and alchemical studies. There is often a powerful sense of presence in the room. continued

Anne’s Diary: Race

May 22, 2015
In view of all the racial unrest taking place in this country right now, I am reposting this diary from 2007: A recent altercation at our local Farmer’s Market got me to thinking about how segregated the world has become. While everybody on National Public Radio celebrates the "Rainbow Coalition," and George Bush tries ... continued

Angels

May 14, 2015
I’ve been thinking again about angels. Actually, I think about them a lot. A big part of the reason is that both Whitley and I have had angel experiences. I have written about the angel I saw in a Kinko’s a few years back. He told Whitley that ‘your wife will live a long time and ... continued

Mother’s Day

May 7, 2015
This is a repeat of my Mother’s Day diary entry from 2013. It’s still very relevant! When you have kids or grandkids, in this day of iPhone photos and videos, you are ALWAYS comparing pictures of the little ones with your friends and the people you meet. And, of course, your kids (or ... continued

Serious Crimes at Dog Shows

March 20, 2015
Over the past two years, the kind of serious crime that is usually reserved for humans has extended into the world of canines. In February of 2013, Cruz, a dog in contention at the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Cluster Dog Show in Denver was murdered with poison. This had happened before, but very rarely, with the ... continued

Tubes

March 5, 2015
After two strokes, I am spending most of my time in a wheelchair. I’m practically a bionic woman. I have to be fed through a tube that has been inserted into my stomach. I can look at my left arm, which is nice, but I can’t make it do anything. I cannot see well enough to ... continued

Tails, Birds, Nests and the Passing Seasons

November 19, 2014
It’s fall, and birds and squirrels are stocking up on food for winter and building materials for their nests. Squirrels, like some dogs, have long fluffy tails. Other dogs have their tails docked. This is an old tradition, which originated among the European upper classes. The dogs of the lower classes had big fluffy ... continued

Why I Got a Brain Tumor: a Possible Answer

November 3, 2014
When we did a couple of interviews recently, I noticed that radiation was mentioned quite often. Whitley and I have always wondered what caused my brain tumor, and I am thinking that perhaps it had something to do with an event that took place in the fall of 1993. One night when we were both ... continued