Forest Bathing

There is a Japanese word that translates "Forest Bathing". It's being out in earth's loveliness and breathing it in, letting the detritus...

Reading Aloud

When my daughter was born I was so excited to read aloud to her. I started reading Misty of Chincoteague when I was nursing her at a few...

When You Stretch and Are Surprised

No, this is not a post about aging. Ahem. This is a good surprise. I've been running for a year half now, with 24 weeks off for the last...

Grandma Doris (Apron)

I am enjoying being part of a writing group. We set out some practices for ourselves this summer where we pick a word and then free write...

Sowing and Reaping

"And to write is to sow and to reap at the same time." Ellie Wiesel in Memoirs Mr. Wiesel is an author and holocaust survivor. I'm...

Small.

This is the time for small. Not vast. Small. Like three or four pints of apricot jam, not twenty. Like a garden of one zucchini plant,...

My Favorite Books of 2018

It has been a fantastic year of reading! I have never read so many books in a year and each one was purposefully chosen for growth and...

Criticism That Actually Makes a Difference

“I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.” Cicero It’s true that it’s really easy and even fun to jump on the bandwagon of your...

Schole Talk: What to Do With Your Toddlers

So you are all “in” with the idea of schole – time to learn, think, create – but you have toddlers. This is different than having a...

Handwriting Scripture #3

This whole handwriting scripture and attempting to paint a face for one of the characters has been so much fun! Really, I've been...

Book Collections: Lifelong Joi de Vivre!

I was lucky enough to study in London in my early 20’s. My mom sent me a book in the mail which was terrific-ly expensive! I don’t know...

Handwriting Scripture

I began watercolor painting earlier this year and I’m not great at it but I find it incredibly peaceful and life-giving – Schole, for...

Reading More and Reading to Get Smarter

At the beginning of 2018 I set a goal to read 36 books. I thought I could chip away at 3 books a month and the only requirement would be...