Re-sharing a favorite post from May 2016 on Gratitude… Well. I waited at the red light, to pull out of my neighborhood and make a left onto the four-lane main thoroughfare to head south. When it turned green I still waited a bit as the car to the right that had been waiting for its […]
[Re-activating my blog by sharing a favorite one from the past on this Halloween…] When I was a child, my favorite holiday was Halloween. Not because of the candy – though I certainly enjoyed the Tootsie Rolls and Snickers and yes, candy corn. No, it was the atmosphere of it all – the tree branches […]
Well. I waited at the red light, to pull out of my neighborhood and make a left onto the four-lane main thoroughfare to head south. When it turned green I still waited a bit as the car to the right that had been waiting for its chance to turn left in front of me onto […]
January brought us news of several celebrities’ death…a number of musicians including David Bowie; actor Alan Rickman (one of my favorites)…and…my Aunt Lil… One might reflect on why it is we react emotionally to the deaths of celebrities, people we’ve never known personally. Someone tweeted: “We don’t cry because we knew them, we cry because […]
Season’s Greetings… Here in the Northern Hemisphere it’s the astronomical season of late autumn with winter soon upon us…The Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, is approaching, and the darkness is lengthening and deepening. It’s also a holiday season, both secular and religious. And the Christian liturgical season of Advent. And a US […]
Just too much. There was just too much in my head and in my heart. So I didn’t write anything. It’s been nearly two weeks since the November 13 violence in Paris. I’d been on the brink of writing a blog post about I-can’t-remember-what now, it suddenly seemed off-base and inconsequential so I never wrote […]
“Story allows us to make information productive. Without Story, information is nothing but a lot of bricks lying about waiting for someone to make constructive use of them.” – Aidan Chambers STORIES MAKE MEANING FOR US That’s what stories do. And that’s why humans tell stories.