Day 16 – A – Z Challenge “Change writers hope that readers will join them in what Charles Johnson calls “an invitation to struggle.” Whereas writers of propaganda encourage readers to accept certain answers, writers who want to transform their readers encourage the asking of questions. Propaganda invites passive agreement; change writing invites original thought, … More Pick Up Your Pen & Change The World
In memory of Edgar Berry – wonder-cat and truly beautiful soul. July 1, 2004 – March 23, 2016 We are Starlight; We are Golden. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Modern life tends to block our ability to recognize we are mere specks in a massive, endless universe. We … More Orion: That’s Where You’ll Be.
Day 14: A – Z Challenge Rise, Phoenix. Rise. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”~ Aldous Huxley One of the things that nearly 30 years of Buddhist practice has taught me is the value of resilience. Keep trying. Start again. Rethink your … More Never, Never, Never Give Up
Women don’t need to sit at the head of the table surrounded by only other women. We simply need to be allowed to pull up a chair and sit with the men who are already there. At the big table. Not the kiddie table. Not the card table in another room. … More Maiden, Mother, Crone: Women Changing The World.
Day 12 – A – Z Challenge A new beginning is born from a painful ending. A terrible ending inherently contains a fresh start. Always. The question is: can you see it? “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings Unless you are currently in cryogenic stasis in … More Losing Our Way; Finding Our Way
Day 11: A – Z Challenge Kindness is what’s needed. Kindness is a balm. I spent Saturday at a faculty conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. I’ve been to plenty of these conferences over the years; I thought I knew what I might expect from attending. I was wrong. Yesterday I found a community of committed, like-minded, passionate teachers in … More Kindness. Only Kindness Matters.
Day 10 – A – Z Challenge Choose Joy. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up … More Joy
Day 9: A – Z Challenge “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein I recently read, Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman. In it, he imagines Einstein’s theories of time, through a series of chapters where time moves too quickly, too slowly, or not at all. In some of Einstein’s imaginative ideas, time moves … More Imagine A Better World
Day 8: A – Z Challenge A Room of My Own How do we recognize home when we see it? I’ve been pondering this idea lately, trying to decide if I should look for a house to buy. That way I am investing in my own future, rather than adding to someone else’s nest egg. “Your … More Home
Day 7 – A – Z Challenge I used to worry a lot about being good. As a kid, I obsessed about it. I wanted to be a ‘good girl.’ Perfect. Smart. Right. Beautiful. I wanted desperately to fit in. I’m not sure why, now. It was certainly not a happy place, obsessing about how others viewed me. … More Good Enough