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I have titled this blog, TRIO, which is an acronym for, Thoughts, Reflections, Ideas, and Observations. I could have arranged the acronym in any order; ORTI, which does mean light in Hebrew, I think! I found the translation once on the Internet but was never able to find it again. I could have chosen RIOT; I don’t think this needs any explanation. Then there is TORI, which would have been clever if that were my name, it’s not, so that was also out. So, TRIO it is!

TRIO does have a deeper meaning. Of course, it means three and as you know all good things come in threes, or is that bad things happen in threes? Whichever, the point is three is a magic number for me.  First, the Trinity is made up of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   Secondly, I have three kids.   Whenever I write and whatever I do I want to bring honor to these. I want to live my life pleasing to God and I want my kids to be proud of me.   By the way, I only have one husband but would also like him to be proud of me. 

Since I’m a writer TRIO could refer to the rule of three in writing, which states: “Things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, and more effective.” Every good writer knows to cluster thoughts in threes, or is that all good decorators cluster things in threes?

There is also a rule of three in mathematics. Is it strange that I have a bucket list item to be proficient at higher level math?  However, I don't think the rule of three is higher level. Sheesh!


Remember that TRIO is an acronym, so while I am rambling on about my thoughts, reflections, ideas and observations I will mention God, my family, marriage, life, death, politics, relationships, the communication process, my dog and sometimes my cat when she decides to grace us with her presence. These thoughts are more of a lesson to me than anyone else. I don’t feel qualified to tell others how to live their lives, I only repeat experiences, share my ideas and express my thoughts. What anyone does with them is certainly their own business. I do this because I believe in lifelong learning. Not necessarily in academics, I have already mentioned that I don’t contemplate much on mathematical rules. Lifelong learning involves social, moral and emotional maturity.  Once we believe that we have reached a point of faultlessness and that we are no longer growing in social behavior, moral standing or emotional depth, it’s time to reevaluate, because maybe something has been missed.

My kids! Heavy sigh! What mother doesn’t become filled with awe at the mention or the thought of her children? I don’t want them to remember me as a person who was the best at this or the best at that, which is easy because I’m not the best at anything, I want them to remember me as a person who struggled every day to be the best person I could be. I want them to know what I stood for and what mattered to me. I want them to remember me healthy, contented and secure. I want them to see that I believe that character matters and that integrity still means something. I want them to see that I have built my life on honesty. Even when the truth isn’t pretty it is still better than a lie.   I want them to see that relationships are only successful if trust is the foundation. Without trust, there is no relationship.

I write about everything: Things that happen throughout the day, places I’ve been and people that I’ve met, things that I have learned and things that I haven’t figured out yet. I also like to write about relationships and individual personalities. I am fascinated by human nature and why we do, speak and act the way we do. I went to college late in life and I chose to major in Communications. What fascinates me about human communication is that we all do it every day in many ways, speaking, writing, body language and the use of social media, and yet we are all really, really bad at it.  Yes, me too.

TRIO evolved in order to evoke emotion, thought and conversation.

Bottom line, TRIO is simply an acronym that embodies what’s import to me.

I hope you enjoy!


From fairytales to hollywood blockbusters, “the rule of three” (Latin-"omne trium perfectum") principle suggests things that come in threes are inherently more humorous, satisfying and effective than any other number of things.


Our Story

There are lessons all around us

We don't need a classroom to learn. We don't need money, books or fancy degrees.  All we need is what God has already given us:

Himself, His word, nature, wisdom, discernment, a heart to understand and an ear to listen.

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Roses in the rain

Stop - Notice how the rain drops cling to the petals, sometimes we have to cling to hope when we have nothing left.

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Seasons of our life can be a blur.  Life moves fast, slow down every chance you get.

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