Archive for February, 2018

Call your mama.

This photo popped up as a memory of mine from February 28, 2014. Three Tischler kids and their mama. Wow, four years ago. I remember that day so clearly. I suggested getting our picture taken together. We were all together at our condo in Florida. That never happened. It was a tiny special moment in [...]


“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” Marianne Williamson I have to admit that recently I have been focusing on and giving too much energy to the things in my life that hold me back. Things that are obstacles. Problems. Pain. Today I am going [...]

Dream job.

I saw this quote from Steve Jobs: “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know [...]

Expressed grief.

Everyone expresses their grief in their own very personal way. Loss it a lot. Keeping it in your body, well, is hard on your body. Expressing and moving through grief is a good thing. Grief is not a permanent address. I love Ed Sheeran. His song Supermarket Flowers is a beautiful expression of his grief [...]

A new potter.

One of my good friends has a son in high school. He found his passion inside the walls of his pottery class. I think we all have hidden talents and passions. Working with them is the key. I purchased this large bowl from this new artist. I love it very much and look forward to [...]

National Margarita day.

Today is National Margarita Day!  There is no solid proof who “invented” the Margarita. The most accepted of all stories is that the Margarita was invented in October 1941, at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. One slow afternoon, Don Carlos was experimenting with mixing new drinks when a prestigious visitor [...]


Holy Smokes, the temperature was in the 70′s here in Pittsburgh yesterday. A tiny taste of spring. It tasted sweet. So much to look forward to seeing. All those tiny plants lurking just below the soil line are waiting to pop up and grow. It is an exciting time of year!

Gun control – From the mouths of our future.

It seems like we are constantly hearing about another school shooting. This last shooting in Florida seems different to me. After each shooting we hear about people sending their thoughts and prayers. We hear that it is too soon to talk about gun control in this country. Well, I think this time the student survivors [...]

A moment of prayer.

I haven’t written a blog in a few days. I started a medication for my psoriatic arthritis and my body said, “Nope, not gonna work.” I have spent a lot of time on my couch with a fever and a rash. Having a fever makes everything in your body hurt. While I still have a [...]


Gone are the days that you can send your children to school with a knowing that they are safe until they return home. The shooting yesterday was the 18th in 2018. We are only 45 days into this year. I don’t have the answers to solve this epidemic. What I do know is that a [...]