Dear weary ones

It’s been a hell of a week.  That seems to be a too constant refrain.  We are world-weary before we even leave Elementary School these days. We look for trustworthy places to rest and people to love and play with on the playground. We look for best friends. And as much as we are the … More Dear weary ones

Happily ever after

I’ve always been a fan of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen’s stories. They were like Jiminiy Cricket encouraging me to let my conscience be my guide, to avoid traveling alone, and to be wise when cute boys showed up. Some lessons I learned better than others. No matter how hard I … More Happily ever after

when i am unsettled

when i am unsettled everything is in lower caps. the locusts’ song that normally brings joy grates on my last ping-y nerve shame follows me around guilt you shoulda done this you shoulda been more grateful you’re a dork. and I must ask myself What is real? What is true? today the unsettling came. weather … More when i am unsettled

The best part

Last weekend was full of live music, a sky filled with light, camping, and good company. Woah. How did I get so lucky? (good company.) First the MAHA festival where I met community builders, crocheted a quick glow-in-the-dark necklace for a stranger, cheered “louder than a bomb” slam poets, and enjoyed a few tasty pints … More The best part

Magicable

School starts tomorrow. And with it the hopes of a colossal do-over for kids everywhere. And their parents…and teachers. There is something magicable in fresh starts – especially when education, exploration, and learning are present. In our human minds where wishful thinking leads us down hidden paths and to fields of wonder, we need time and space … More Magicable