All articles by Roseanne Olszewski

A Reason to the Season

This season is the season of letting go, letting things fall away.

Fall forward! It’s the time of year for football, fires, and fierce fall colors! The trees are ablaze showcasing the brilliance of their leaves as beacons of seasonal change. I marvel at the emotional intelligence of these forest dwellers. Deep within the DNA of each tree there is a sacred and wise instinct responding to the shorter days of sunlight as the process of photosynthesis winds down. The chlorophyll that gives the leaves their green glow in the summer reduces and the trees know it’s time to rest and live off the food they’ve stored in their roots for the winter days ahead.



The Great New York State Fair; my memories

Fair thee well!

Nothing marks the end of summer in CNY as the Great New York State Fair! It’s summer’s last hurrah for those of us who grew up here and continue to call this upstate location home.



Where have all the leaders gone?

War or peace, love or hate?

To quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”



Always bite the leash!

What form does the leash around your free will take?

Pet owners proclaim they learn many life lessons from their pets. I agree. Twice a day I ask my dog Apollo if he’s ready for his walk. He answers me by wiggling his 16 pound body while prancing across the room preening in his excitement. I give him a belly rub while I place a handsome blue harness over his head, then carefully lift his front right leg into the harness, strap it across his belly and clip it together. He’s now secured enough for me to attach his leash so that we can head out the door for his walk. His walk? I should say we head out the door for his controlled walk because I have control over his movements via the leash. He is not free to run, sniff and chomp at anything anywhere he wants. I’m sure he knows this with his primal doggy instinct, because as we begin to approach the door he stops, turns his head toward his back, and gives that leash a couple of bites.



We’re in Gemini Territory Now

Never want to be what you are not

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Moon Love

I’ve had a lifelong infatuation with the moon.

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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

Out it goes!

Outside, the snow is receding. The grass underneath is matted and muddy. Peeking out from the melting snow we can see the leaves from last fall left to collect in the dampened corners of our yards. Uncovered they’re a reminder there’s still some matters from last season that need our attention.



Two Sides to Every Season

An emergence is about to take place. This ancient wisdom pushes on obstinate in its quest for life.

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Matters of Mindfulness

How are those New Year’s Resolutions Going?

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