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  • I FINALLY updated my about page. I wrote a little vignette about me. I take you on a little roundabout journey. There are references to dolphins, spatial awareness, and Alice in Wonderland. It’s very, well, me. There is also an uncomfortably large selfie that I took today. I am not sure I did it right […]

  • “Mom, what’s an adverb again?” “A word that describes a verb – how something is done. For example, he walked ‘lazily’ is different than he walked ‘briskly.’” “What’s a good adverb for pooing? “I need to think about that one.” As a homeschooler, most people assume everything I plan for the kids has an educational […]

  • “When we are stunned to the place beyond words, we’re finally starting to get somewhere. It is so much more comfortable to think that we know what it all means, what to expect and how it all hangs together. When we are stunned to the place beyond words, when an aspect of life takes us […]

  • “Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means that you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and the […]

  • “But grace can be the experience of a second wind, when even though what you want is clarity and resolution, what you get is stamina and poignancy and the strength to hang on.” ― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers Anne Lamott is one of my favourite writers. She wrote a book about her […]

  • No I did not put the vignettes out of order because I am in a fasted state. (Today is Day 10 – we break tomorrow!) Vignette 35 was started on the one day of the week that I get to stay home all day. Staying home is my magic time. I wrote about my home. […]

  • “I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan In 1994, Chris called me on the phone for the first time. After some initial awkward small talk, we talked for 3 1/2 hours. What finally broke the ice, and what sustained this conversation, was our love of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Putting aside his […]

  • Warning: This blog post may put you to sleep. I am in love with this word. A friend said that she read somewhere that the source of happiness is consistency. YES. YES. YES. Consistency is an endangered species at this time. And of course, we like to zag when everyone zigs so Chris and I […]

  • “Mama, have you seen Marcus Aurelius and did we find Rumi?” “No, but I know they’re in a pile in the office with Emily Dickinson and Thoreau.” Montaigne, Walt Whitman, Seneca, Mary Oliver, Ursula Le Guin, Emerson, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, Homer, Rebecca Solnit, Richard Dawkins, Oliver Sacks, Livy, Viktor Frankl, Marcus Aurelius, Mary Beard, […]

  • Warning: Don’t read this post if you have just eaten or are about to eat. It could cause nausea and loss of appetite._ Our neighbors were building and there was a lot of sawdust lying around. I saw her making charcoal and she called to me, “Hay muchísima serrín si necesitas!” I yelled back, “Si, […]