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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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 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 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 January 25, 2010 | 6 CommentsWe had an hour or two to visit an art museum in another city the other day. No sooner had we hung up our coats than one of the volunteers […]
Posted on October 14, 2009 | 5 CommentsI once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]
Posted on September 10, 2009 | No CommentsThe last few weeks of no camp and parental work scrambling and no preschool have led to far more television consumption in this house than I would like to admit. […]
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 July 13, 2009 | 3 CommentsWe spent some time on the playground today after camp – a common ritual for us. Declan spent much of the time playing spirited games with a group of kids, […]
Posted on July 3, 2009 | 2 CommentsThe boy woke up before 6 a.m. the other day, wide-eyed and full of questions, starting with: “Mommy, when I was an egg in your womb, how did I break […]
Posted on March 3, 2009 | 2 CommentsMy brother and I grew up looking at this painting. I remember laying on the shag carpet in the family room when I was a kid, staring up at it. […]