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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Adults are just outdated children.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...

August 2, 2019 Diving into New Roles

 Starting a new job is always scary, or at least for me it’s always scary. It’s like the first day of school.                                                             Sean Maher My...

July 26, 2019 Death by Banana

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.                                                           C.S. Lewis Getting a report from my son’s middle school about a lost or damaged book is not surprising. He...

July 19, 2019 Data Without Judgment

As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.                                                    ...

July 12, 2019 The Most Important Person

People who do not value you are worthless and those who do are priceless.                                                      Amit Abraham I recently went into a hearing clinic to pick up supplies for my...

June 21, 2019 Invitations to Move

No audience ever complained about a presentation being too short.                                                                               Stephen Keague What makes...

June 14, 2019 Fly-Fishing on a Basketball Court

Reading should not be presented to a child as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.                                                        Kate DiCamillo I was ready. I borrowed waders from...

June 7, 2019 Maps and Journeys

It is not down on any map; true places never are.                                                            Herman Melville Steven Pressfield shares this wonderful story on his blog (relayed by way of Seth Godin)...

May 31, 2019 Smart Enough to Know How Dumb I Am

I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room.                                           Barbara Kingsolver When I was asked to run for the...

May 24, 2019 Yets

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.                                                  Swedish Proverb This spring I’ve spent a lot of time with a loved one who is recovering from a stroke....

May 17, 2019 Better To-Do Lists

A list is a collection with purpose.                                     Adam Savage Recently I realized I’ve gotten in a rut with my daily to-do list. It always has about 10 or 15 random...

May 10, 2019 Moments That Matter

We’re all looking for someone who knows who we are and will break it to us gently.                                                                     Robert Brault This month I helped my friend Sandy brainstorm ideas for...

May 3, 2019 Buried Writing

Good stories are not written. They are rewritten.                                                                        Phyllis Whitney Not long ago, I stumbled across my college “capstone project.”  This assignment was the pride of Allegheny College, a...

April 26, 2019 Neighborhood Grocery

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.                                ...

April 19, 2019 Step Back and Begin Again

Everything and everyone at their own pace. Flow with not against yourself.                                                                            ...

April 12, 2019 The Recipe Formula

It is the greatest truth of our age: Information is not knowledge.                                                             Caleb Carr Yesterday I searched online for a cornbread recipe. In the process I was reminded...