Carl Sagan’s words are always worth hearing.
Love the way this video illuminates them + the continuing promise of space exploration.
Johann Georg Leinberger, 1729 - 1731.
Death blowing bubbles.
Every time I read/view this, I laugh.
Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)
"WE IMPROVE OURSELVES BY VICTORIES OVER OURSELVES. THERE MUST BE CONTESTS, AND WE MUST WIN."
I make playlists as a form of meditation
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Future Folklore Archive
Posted on October 7, 2013 | 5 CommentsJuniper’s Big Adventure By Declan and his mom Declan and I wrote this together by hand, passing the notebook back and forth, each taking a turn at contributing a line […]
Posted on May 19, 2013 | No CommentsDear Declan, You are 8 today. Eight. Eight is the atomic number of oxygen. There are eight spokes on the Wheel of Dharma, which symbolize the interdependent principles on the […]
Posted on April 24, 2012 | No CommentsWhile listening to the new Dr. John record in the car the other evening, Declan and I had the following conversation: Declan: Mom, who is this? I feel like I’ve […]
Posted on March 9, 2011 | No CommentsDeclan has begun to read aloud like John Lithgow… with purpose and emphasis and drama. It’s the best sound in the whole entire world, next to his laugh. The other […]
Posted on December 10, 2010 | 5 CommentsLast night, my son told me he had something important to show me at school this morning. “A tree in the hallway,” he said, “with paper ornaments.” That’s sweet, I […]
Posted on July 12, 2010 | 4 CommentsMy son and I went to the grocery store today. It had been days. As we finished up in the self-checkout lane, an older woman behind us didn’t wait for […]
Posted on March 10, 2010 | 5 CommentsOne of Declan’s best friends at preschool is an extremely sweet little girl (I’ll call her Nora). The intensity of her smiles and happy bounces make it seem like she’s […]
Posted on November 13, 2009 | 2 CommentsFor the past several months, I’ve been helping my mother out with a family project. We’ve been going through scads of old, deteriorating photographs, scanning them and identifying faces. Apparently, […]
Posted on September 11, 2009 | 1 CommentThis is me in all of my three-weeks-from-17, just-graduated glory, standing next to my brother on a commuter ferry that took us from central New Jersey to South Street Seaport, […]
Posted on July 23, 2009 | 2 CommentsI’ve been helping my mother clear out her office this month, where the shelves are bursting with materials about art education and family history. It is no small project. This […]