Showing posts from May 21, 2006

Happy 50th, Patti Paris!

(I did have Patti's permission to spill the beans bout her age. She said she earned it.)

What a week, eh? VERY hectic at the office with continuing details for our move, the end of the month and our closing service on Sunday.

Then there was the disappointing Wednesday when the Padres lost and so did Katherine McPhee. yet, both will prevail. Katherine is so wonderful and so talented and comes from a good spiritual base that she will rise above the defeat and disappointment. Ya know, not even sure it was a defeat--she was/is a winner in my book. I am so proud of her. Her talents, her professionalism, her grace and her attitude. I wonder if many people didn't vote for her thinking that she "has it all" already so why not vote for Taylor? (For the record, I like Taylor, too.) I also know that in the Bigger Picture, past all the hoopla and the celebrity, this really did work out for her highest good. We just may not see it just yet as the glitter has to settle. Her…

Victoria Day...

...if we were in Canada or that was my name. Ah well, it made for a different subject title.

Back from my weekend in Lodi, California. I had the privilege of being flown up there to perform a wedding for the granddaughter of a dear, dear friend, Barbara Taylor. Flew up to Sacramento ("THe City of Trees"--who knew?) and drove to Lodi. This city is plentiful for trees. But not quite the town I could live in. "Stuck in Lodi again..." as the song says. However, the wedding was lovely in the groom's family beautiful two-story home.

I had been the T.A. for Barbara and her husband, 16 years ago for their Practitioner training at Agape. We stayed friends and with the beauty of e-mail, we stayed in touch when they moved North. When Gene died suddenly, I was invited up to Lodi to do his memorial seven years ago. In fact, Barbara and I spent Saturday morning searchng out the dedicated brick in the town plaza in reognition of Gene's service on the Lodi Police De…