~summer shorts~ wilderness wandering

Wandering in a wilderness area together all day is unlike our hour-long video calls in all ways, but most acutely in that I am positioned beside the waterfall of his imagination like I have not been in months. . . . → Read More: ~summer shorts~ wilderness wandering

~rainbow mondays~ raining roses

I gotta get out of bed and get a hammer and a nail Learn how to use my hands, not just my head I think myself into jail Now I know a refuge never grows From a chin in a hand in a thoughtful pose Gotta tend the earth if you want a rose ~Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ raining roses

~thankful thursday~ if the weather holds

I am grateful for the spontaneous dates of early summer: breakfasts, coffees, and cocktails with popcorn outside in our Adirondack chairs by wedding trees. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ if the weather holds

sitting with the uncomfortable truth of systemic racism

My place in the conversation is primarily one of listening. Noticing when I feel defensive, taking that as a signal of where my garden has some weeds I need to pull. . . . → Read More: sitting with the uncomfortable truth of systemic racism

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ parsimony

“Time for a lesson on the Cretaceous Paleogene extinction real quick.” . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ parsimony

~thankful thursday~ take care

“I move through my days lighthearted and carefree knowing all is well,” is good for me to repeat. Also cathartic is my walk around the rainy yard sacrificing slugs. I’m grateful for balance. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ take care

mother hands

Patricia Ann, Anna Hilda, Hilda Louise, Anna Louise, but beyond my great great grandmother even names fade out of memory. I repeat their names today, as I began to do on my first mother’s day as a mama. . . . → Read More: mother hands

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ my backstory is yes

Quinn spoke with a few people who have found some cool fossils in Oregon, including mammoth teeth and bones, parts from sharks and turtles. . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ my backstory is yes

~thankful thursday~ exponential

Quintessence has such a nice ring to it, and feels hopeful to me, the idea of a fifth dynamic fundamental force, an unknown mystery exerting itself in the cosmos whose impact on the speed of the expansion of the universe is an open question. Open questions in physics feel like hope, like that little thing with feathers can fly into the opening. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ exponential

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ existence

It’s a beautiful thing to see him sitting with his eyes closed just breathing. What do I want for him in life? That. Being ok in there. . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ existence