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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adventures in normality Archive
Posted on April 3, 2011 | No CommentsI’ll always drive an extra mile for the sake of a reasonably-priced artichoke. In my daily swim through the morass of marketing e-newsletters that are available, I accidentally found an […]
Posted on January 4, 2010 | No CommentsI wish I could say that I came into this year, this decade, with rosy optimism and a warm blanket. I tried. I did yoga. I took a hot shower […]
Posted on November 29, 2009 | No Comments“Here mommy, let me put some of this on you,” my boy says to me. He rubs glitter into my collarbone like a salve. “Now make a wish,” he instructs […]
Posted on August 26, 2009 | 2 CommentsThe last couple of weeks have been rough. With camp long since over and another three weeks before the preschool year begins, there’s been no consistent social diversion for my […]
Posted on August 15, 2009 | 2 Comments1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]
Posted on May 19, 2009 | 4 CommentsMy little boy is four today. Four. I feel like I’m supposed to say that I can’t believe he’s four already, and in some ways that’s true, but mostly it […]
Posted on April 16, 2009 | 2 CommentsI hug him tight. He kisses me on the side of my nose. “Thanks, mom,” he says, rolling over and heaving a sigh. “Good night.” This is how he falls […]
Posted on March 19, 2009 | 3 CommentsA few weeks ago, he met a little girl named Lucy on the playground. He looked at her wide-eyed, then leaned over to me and asked: “Mommy… she’s not the […]
Posted on March 16, 2009 | 1 CommentHad a fabulous time at a creativity workshop with Amy yesterday, and met her two beautiful boys along with a handful of other local bloggers (though I didn’t get much […]
Posted on March 1, 2009 | 2 CommentsTangled up in pillows and blankets, I think “I’m stuck” was the first sentence my son ever uttered. I’m feeling that way lately with this blog. I’m editing posts in […]