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January 17, 2020 I See You

Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth.                    ...

January 10, 2020 Nothing Buried Here

My mom recently received a label maker as a gift.  If you visited her house, I would not need to tell you this. There are labels everywhere—on drawers, on shelves,...

January 3, 2020 Letting Go

I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.                                                                 ...

December 13, 2019 Norwich

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.                                                Margaret J. Wheatley In the book Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness...

December 6, 2019 Just Say Yes

Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.                                                                                  ...

November 22, 2019 Cue the Habit

We become what we repeatedly do.                                              Sean Covey Everyone knows when it is time to write in Emily Buttermore’s kindergarten classroom. The overhead lights are off and lamps are on....

November 15, 2019 In Praise of Clutter

I like working among creative clutter. It gives me a sense of activity and achievement.                                                                                                  Fennel Hudson There is something about the idea of the clean slate, the bare...

November 8, 2019 The Gift of Noticing

I was away from home and realized I needed a photo of my garden for an upcoming blog post. I texted my neighbor who loves photography for help, and within...

November 1, 2019 Romancing the Em Dash

I always notice em dashes and when I see one, I think, “You knew what you were doing and I respect that. You could have reached for a hyphen and...

October 25, 2019 Candy Bombs

There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.                                                    Betty MacDonald “This is my corner,” Kim Kabrich, an interventionist, said as she showed me her office....

October 18, 2019 Offers and Offerings

I have found among its other benefits that giving liberates the soul of the giver.                                                                      ...

October 11, 2019 Instagram vs. Google Selves

Don’t trust what people tell you; trust what they do.                                                                                        Seth Stephens-Davidowitz I just read the fascinating book Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can...

October 4, 2019 50 Pages

Have you ever noticed that life consists mostly of interruptions, with occasional spells of rush work in between?                                                                               ...

September 27, 2019 Two Wolves

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.                                                                    Suzy Kassem In Craft a Life You Love, Amy Tangerine tells the Cherokee legend of the two wolves: A grandfather tells...

September 20, 2019 Leave It

Everything I know I learned from dogs.                                                                   Nora Roberts    I always...

September 13, 2019 Lingering a Little

The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments...

September 6, 2019 Evoking Book Memories

The past beats inside me like a second heart.                                                            John Banville In Writing Alone and with Others, Pat Schneider shares how she often launches a first writing group with...

August 30, 2019 Farm Share

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.                                                             Masanobu Fukuoka...

August 23, 2019 Blank Canvas

I appreciate history, but you have to bring your own experience into your rooms.                                                                      Istvan Francer My cousin was in the process of moving into her new home. She...

August 16, 2019 We Know How

Adults are just outdated children.                                                       Dr. Seuss It’s afternoon in kindergarten, Kindergarten is squirrelly this afternoon. We’ve gone too many days without sunshine, and we’ve had too much rain....

August 9, 2019 Reading the Signs

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of...