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
Tags Cloudacts of kindness art aspirations awards birthday Blog BlogHer breastfeeding check me out corn costume dance dreams of a mother economy education food furniture groceries health humor Kindergarten kindergarten torture kindness Little Brother's locks of love me time Montessori movies Ohio Ohio State Fair party hats pictures preschool science single girl blues single motherhood Sunday inquiry toes valentine web links we like to look at the world words writearmed writing yikes
Posted on May 19, 2014 | 2 CommentsDear Declan, Now we begin your tenth orbit around the sun. It’s the last year that your age will be identified with a single digit, the closing of your time […]
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 November 17, 2012 | 2 CommentsMy son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]
Posted on May 19, 2012 | 3 CommentsDear Declan, You are seven today. Seven sounds magical when you say it out loud: Seven. Declan is Seven. We can look at the Pleiades and assign a year of […]
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 January 17, 2012 | No CommentsI don’t sleep so well. Every other night, I find myself awake at odd hours to warm a mug of milk, stretch my hips or play racquetball with difficult thoughts […]
Posted on November 10, 2011 | 4 CommentsI just returned from a beautiful memorial service in Loveland, Ohio, for my dear friend and colleague, Linda Sanders-Wells. Everyone there was invited to share their experiences of her. This […]
Posted on August 23, 2011 | 1 CommentWe listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood. As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]
Posted on May 19, 2011 | 2 CommentsDear Declan, You are six today. Six! That’s halfway to twelve. That’s one-third of the way to 18. You’ve grown so much this year. Taller. Wiser. Kinder. More confident, and […]