Phyllis' Blog

Moments and experiences come and go so quickly, and often we fail to see them for their value in our lives. We don’t take time to ponder them and take a second look at them. I believe to find the wonder in the world, we should be taking a second look at simple things. That’s what I like to blog about – those plain, every-day, nondescript moments that can delight us if we but look.

Windows and Nosegays

Windows are wonderful contraptions, protecting us from annoying insects and uncomfortable temperatures, and yet allowing us a bit of an opening to something beyond our own self-made environments. When I…



Suppose with me for just a moment – Someone walks right up to you and says, “You have thirty seconds to think, and then in five words or less, sum…



I’ve always had an aversion to labels. Perhaps it was because I’ve been labeled a few times. I was the short, brainy girl who couldn’t throw a ball or run.…


Cleaner Than a Whistle

Email – the marvels and madness – nonetheless, it has changed my life or at least a good hour or more of my time each day. According to an email…