MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Can I Parent Without Using Forklifts?

Posted on January, 18th 2015 by Marie

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="728"] What is real?[/caption]   Each time I face my failings as a parent, I come to the same realization again and again, yet each time it gets a little more profound. I encounter the scope of my great intentions and the depth of my failings. It is humbling. My sons ...

When it Rains it Pours – Personal and Spiritual Practice in the Face of Adversity

Posted on July, 6th 2013 by Marie

    This is my second attempt at writing this post… the first one was eaten up by the software-updating gods at wordpress.org. It happened after I had spent hours on refining it and getting it just right…. From now on I am writing in Microsoft word and cutting and pasting into my blog…. Lesson ...

Judgment Daze

Posted on April, 10th 2013 by Marie

... So often we do this: We judge others! I certainly have thoughts on a regular basis that sound something like this: -"That guy looks so mean" -"She's so full of herself" - "I bet you are angry with me right now" We do it all the time: We tell each other and ourselves our stories - ...

How Mumbai Changed My World

Posted on February, 21st 2013 by Marie

"Oh my God, what is that SMELL?" The words popped out of my mouth, as we were being transported back to our 5 star hotel well into the wee hours after having played a gig in the City of Mumbai, India. We were going by one of the poorer areas of the city, and of course I ...

How Is Your Election “Hangover”?

Posted on November, 7th 2012 by Marie

Looking at the numbers from last night's election it would be easy to state that about half our country is jubilant today and the other half feels despondent. . Yet, looking at the exit poll numbers, it looks as if there is a third group that is equally large. People in this group might feel a kind ...

Good Grief! I Am Falling!

Posted on October, 4th 2012 by Marie

Yesterday morning I was walking at 4:30AM. It was foggy and dark. A delicious time to walk in peace and quiet. The fog was like thick oatmeal and the dampness of the air was invigorating, sprinkling my face with a cool mist. I was lost in thoughts as I walked. I felt connected to all and nothing ...

Glass “Half-Empty” Blues

Posted on August, 16th 2012 by Marie

“I am just sick of negative people!” I overheard a person the other day that was complaining along those lines. And the more she complained the more the other person looked ready to run away. And many times we do this: we are not aware that we are sending into the world the exact thing ...

An Over-Looked Key To Success?

Posted on June, 17th 2012 by Marie

Maybe you watched the other night as Nik Wallenda braved the wire stretched across Niagara Falls? Obviously, it was amazing to watch a man live his dreams, to plan, to focus, to build a team, to risk it all, and succeed! All of the planning steps he took before he even put a foot on the wire ...

Do You Do This?

Posted on June, 13th 2012 by Marie

I almost fell down and busted my rear as I was reaching over the fence into the neighbor's yard. [caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="584"] My son heard me yell and came and took this snap shot of me... By then I had composed myself![/caption] I was balancing on my step stool while attempting to cut the ...

A Love-Affair With Gossip

Posted on June, 2nd 2012 by Marie

 “Gosh, I wonder what Emilia was thinking the other day when she wore that red polka dot top with the pink striped pants… It must be that boyfriend she has started hanging out with – and did you see that her eyes matched her pants too? Ha-ha…. I think that she must have been up ...

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