Jack-O-Lanterns

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Jack-O-LanternsDebra Redalia I think Jack-o-lanterns are my favorite of all seasonal decorations. Today they are the quintessential Halloween icon, yet the first jack-o-lanterns weren’t carved in pumpkins at all—they were...

The Sweet Smell of Apfels

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us The Sweet Smell of ÄpfelsDebra Redalia This morning when I got in the car Larry was eating an apple while waiting for me. The burst of fragrance from the apple reminded me of this experience I wrote about some years ago. Last...

The Nature of Hurricanes

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us The Nature of Hurricanes Debra Redalia Since the world is watching monster hurricane Dorian today, and waiting to see if it will make landfall on the east coast of the USA, I thought I would post a piece I wrote about hurricanes...

Seeing Nature

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Seeing Nature Debra Redalia I wrote the following so many years ago I don’t remember when or why. I’m posting it here today because I had an experience of seeing nature in a new way on Sunday as Larry and I were...

Singing the Wind

ORIENTED TO LIFE Home Lifely About Us Singing the Wind Debra Redalia A bird…sings because it has a song. — Chinese proverb I love to sing. Well, more accurately, I should say, I can remember when I was a child how I loved to sing, dancing around the house...