Unbalanced Force


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Newton’s first law of motion-the law of inertia. The law states than an object in motion stays in motion in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

That’s the way we live our lives. We speed on, happily or not, in the same direction until we collide into something that alters our destination. Sometimes that collision hurts, sometimes it doesn’t, but if we’re lucky, love is that unbalanced force. Love. There is no great force in the universe. ow if we’ll only learn to stop getting out of its way.


Excerpt from ” THE NOEL DIARY,” by Richard Paul Evans.


Richard Paul Evans is one of my favorite authors. My favorite books tend to be character-based, more than plot-based. I am always looking for what tugs at my heart.





love, love, love!

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“India,” from Joe Walsh’s most recent album Analog Man.

If you isolated the guitar you could easily recognize his distinctive style, but the background gives it a much different feel than his other songs.

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The Waiting was the Hardest Part



Tom Petty is a legend. I am still reeling from his sudden death on Oct. 2, 2017. It was such a surreal announcement. We heard conflicting news reports-first he died, then no, wait-he is hanging on.

There have been a handful of times in my life I have actually prayed deeply for a miracle to happen. This was one of those times.

In my teenage years, Tom Petty was always on the radio, and I liked pretty much everything he put out. He had such passion and soul in his voice. My husband, Tom, really made me realize that is what  I really appreciate about singers. I do LOVE to dance -slow or fast- but when it comes to singers, I don’t even care if it isn’t “perfect pitch” if the singer makes me feel they believe what they are singing.

I have come to really appreciate Tom Petty in the last year or two. His music and his kindess to so many will be forever cherished. My husband introduced me to the Traveling Wilburys many years ago. At the time I didn’t think they were that great. But I took a second listen years later, and loved them!

Last year, I had several health problems that I never thought would end. Somehow, Tom’s ” THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART” soothed me at that time. Even though I am so , so sad right now, it is his music that helps me through it.

I have been mesmerized since his death by all of the things written about him, and the constant YOUTUBE music videos and beautiful, amazing songs. It seemed so fitting that the last thing he said to the concertgoers at the Hollywood Bowl after taking his final concert was, ” God Bless You.”

God Bless You, Tom Petty.

I found this wonderful tribute song on the internet today. It brought tears to my eyes. I can just see Tom looking down and LOVING it!