I was invited the other day into a child's play. What I mean is, I was in a classroom of preschoolers and there was a bright-eyed little girl who as playing by herself at the Lego™ table. She wasn't building anything specific, just sorting through to find all the square-shaped blocks. She looked up at … Continue reading Lessons from the Lego™ Table
Two people can be at the same place at the same time and have completely different experiences of the event. It's akin to the game of "telephone" we played as a kids. The first person in line shares a "secret" with the next and so on, until the last person in line says out loud … Continue reading Feeding My Soul
I'm not done writing. Frankly, I hope I'm never done with it. Over the last few years, I've been thinking about writing, thinking about where to write, what to write about, how to turn this into more of a hobby...maybe. I guess I've been looking for inspiration. When I started this blog in 2013 it … Continue reading Do You Believe In Inspiration?
Every day I get a different view out my bedroom window. I was intrigued by the drops of water on the ended of the bittersweet vine as it began to grow this past spring. Grateful for happy accidents like this one! Windows into the blogosphere: Cake Take Flight Heart To Heart Windows Magical Windows Reflection … Continue reading Window View
I recently took a walk on a bright, warm and sunny, fall afternoon. To me the colors of fall in New England are "Magic"! But this one, once I made some changes with the Pixlr app, looked just as magical as anything I'd snapped in color. It's Queen Anne's Lace which grows everywhere around me, particularly … Continue reading Fall Magic
In the spring of 2009 I sent my husband out of the house..."Go fishing! Please! I need some alone time in the house." He is always happy to go fishing. That day it seemed like it was going to be a particularly good day for it, overcast and cool weather would surely provide for a … Continue reading Gone (Cat) Fishing
Activist = campaigner, protester, objector, militant, advocate; forward looking, advanced, innovative, ahead of its time, avant-garde On Facebook this week I received an invitation to join #Pantsuitnation (more info here). Although I'd heard about it prior to election day and knew it was meant as a visual way to support the first woman candidate … Continue reading Activist, Who Me?
So much pain, fear, and for some--absolute agony and despair. Surprisingly, I'm almost glad that I am not trying to raise children in an environment that's become so fraught with divisive and negative language and actions. Years and years of watching news reports about political violence following elections in other countries, I could not have … Continue reading In the After…
Throughout this entire, long, drawn-out, nasty campaign for the Presidency of the United States I have kept opinions to myself. I would not engage in ANY political discussions with anyone: family, friend, coworker or stranger in line at the grocery store. I even kept my mouth shut watching the third presidential debate with my husband … Continue reading Now What?
It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle. I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors. My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights