we celebrate because celebrations are fun

I don’t remember where I first heard about Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely World, but I do remember it sitting in my online cart for months before I finally caved and bought a gently used second hand copy, somehow I ended up with an … Continue reading we celebrate because celebrations are fun

ignore the situation

Intellectually, I know otc medications, physical therapy exercises, heat pads, yoga, exercise, a good diet, and drinking enough water can be a solutions for many problems. Practically, it is 8:30 on a Monday night*, nearly 12 hours since I last took any ibuprofen, I'm pretty sure I haven't had enough water today (unless you count … Continue reading ignore the situation

banishing the darkness

We recently gathered together to celebrate the start of Advent at my children's school. The adults sat in the gathering darkness as the children entered the room, careful to avoid stepping on the pine branches and stumps arranged in a spiral on the floor. The teacher spoke a few words about our inner light of … Continue reading banishing the darkness