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Nov
30

THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS

THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS Gratitude I always have, faith now and then. Hope is the bridge that keeps me going. When the leaves are scarlet and gold and the sky is blue, gratitude flows from my heart as fluently as a brook in spring. When the sky is gray and the weather chill but family and friends are gathered at my table savoring tasty food that I have been blessed to prepare, I beam like a small...
Jun
30

CELEBRATION!

CELEBRATION! This weekend in our lush and verdant backyard (yes! I watered and it grew!) we held a bridal shower for our beautiful daughter Hope. (See the picture if you don’t believe how beautiful she is.) Hope’s loyal and loving friends, cousin Annie Petsonk and best-friend-since-kindergarten Danielle Winter created and conducted an amazing International Wedding Blitz, with wedding customs from around...
Jun
10

FATHER’S DAY FOR DAUGHTERS

FATHER’S DAY FOR DAUGHTERS 6/10/2014 Father’s Day last Sunday and the fifth anniversary of my father’s death on May 28 got me thinking about how many strong women are strongly influenced by their fathers. Physicist Marie Curie followed in the footsteps of her father, a math and physics teacher who brought lab equipment home and taught his children how to use it. Nuclear physicist Faye Ajzenberg-Selove,...
May
27

Women of Spirit

WOMEN OF SPIRIT (new name for blog) May 26, 2014 Dear Friends, All the people I love know what a terrible correspondent I am. One of the things I long for and never do is to keep in touch with you at a level of sharing and understanding both what is deepest and what is most ridiculous and shrug-worthy. I have this vision of doing this on my blog at www.judypetsonk.com – of introducing to each other the...
Mar
4

Wise-Hearted Women

An Invitation: My new blog, at www.judypetsonk.com, is called “Wise-hearted Women.” Please participate and invite your friends. The Biblical book of Exodus tells how “Wise-hearted Women” helped build a sanctuary for the ancient Hebrews wandering in the desert. I hope we can build a sanctuary for each other, whatever our faiths, whatever our experiences. We “Wise-hearted...

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