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128. WELCOME TO FUDDY DUDDY VILLE

128. WELCOME TO FUDDY DUDDY VILLE Voice of the Turtledove -- January 27, 2020 I used to believe that I would never get old – or even oldish. Now that I am oldish, I realize that the alternative would be worse. In childhood, like many of my friends, I viewed anyone over 50 as a [...]

By |2020-01-28T00:17:37-05:00January 28th, 2020|PeaceLite, Uncategorized|12 Comments

127. GENERALS DON’T MIND FUNERALS

127. “GENERALS DON’T MIND FUNERALS” Voice of the Turtledove - January 11, 2020 Many Christians, including myself, like to quote the comforting words of Julian of Norwich: “All shall be well, And all shall be well, And all manner of things shall be well. For there is a force of love moving through the universe [...]

By |2020-01-11T13:48:12-05:00January 11th, 2020|PeaceLite|1 Comment

126. THE NIGHT OF THE SNOW ANGELS

126. THE NIGHT OF THE SNOW ANGELS Voice of the Turtledove -- Dec. 30, 2019 In this season of angels, it seems appropriate to re-post a blog from the earliest days of the Voice of the Turtledove: The Night of the Snow Angels This past week we woke up to this year’s first snow. And, [...]

By |2019-12-30T19:40:16-05:00December 30th, 2019|PeaceLite|1 Comment

125. ANGEL DUST

125. ANGEL DUST Voice of the Turtledove -- December 15 and December 23 In my gardening life, I have always been surrounded by many angels. Motionless, they dwell in my garden: sitting in the bird baths, peeping through the shrubbery and balancing on pedestals. Being made of stone, they are left without other options. Instead, [...]

By |2019-12-15T01:43:55-05:00December 15th, 2019|PeaceLite|Comments Off on 125. ANGEL DUST

124. WHEN RELIEF IS JUST A PILL AWAY

124. WHEN RELIEF IS JUST A PILL AWAY Voice of the Turtledove -- December 7, 2019 The “Better Living Through Chemistry” philosophy has been around for a long time. Now the drugs du jour are the opioids. In earlier years; anti-depressants, anti-anxiety pills, amphetamines and hallucinogens reigned. The sad, continuing reality is that the pharmaceutical [...]

By |2019-12-07T01:03:46-05:00December 7th, 2019|PeaceLite|2 Comments

121. BLEEDING HEART WEEK

121. BLEEDING HEART WEEK Voice of the Turtledove -- November 16, 2019 Today I am wearing my “Bleeding Heart Social Worker” shirt, a gift from a social work colleague, who is all too aware of the snickering epitaphs frequently given to dedicated social workers. Proudly, I now wear my shirt to celebrate the start of [...]

By |2019-11-16T16:04:55-05:00November 16th, 2019|PeaceLite|3 Comments