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Archive for January, 2011


Pat Conroy and Strawberry Cake

Posted by Sooz on Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 26 Comments

On New Year’s Day we were invited to have dinner with some dear friends. We had not been with them in quite some time, and we were excited to share a meal together and relax in each other’s company. When we arrived, a fire was stoked in the fireplace and a warm welcome awaited us. [...]


No Jacket Required…

Posted by Sooz on Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 5 Comments

Welcome to The Society for the Preservation of Goodness – yes, we know, it sounds all stuffy and formal, like you should be wearing pearls or a bow tie just to say it. But really, it is very simple. We believe goodness is important and can change your life. Our goal is to help people live [...]


The Legacy of a Misfit

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, January 13, 2011 | No Comments

“There may be a great fire in our soul, but no one ever comes to warm himself by it, all that passers-by can see is a little smoke coming out of the chimney, and they walk on.                             -Vincent Van Gogh A great [...]


Bowling Shoes and Jimmy Choos

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 10 Comments

Today, my family and I went bowling. It was only the second time in my life that I have bowled. The first time, I was about 10 years old. Today – 37 years later, I tried again. I will gladly admit I was pretty miserable at it, but it was a fun experience anyway. I [...]


Ann and the Flood – Part 1

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, January 13, 2011 | No Comments

photo: southerntabitha/flickr During the first few days of May, 2010 Nashville, Tennessee experienced flooding like nothing it had seen in centuries. It was epic – biblical – Homeric. Water poured from the sky with an urgency and fierceness that bewildered residents. Everyone was completely caught off guard. Flash flooding filled every crack and crevasse of [...]


Building Your Nest

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, January 13, 2011 | No Comments

The Society for the Preservation of Goodness believes that to have a good life you need a good nest.  Your nest is the place where your heart rests, where you feel safe, valued, loved and enjoyed. Hopefully you had a good nest to grow up in, but even if you didn’t, you can still create [...]