Account for your days

“So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom” -Psalms 90:12 Flinging oneself into a new year is an easier jump if the past is accounted for, the ledger closed. I’ve written some 175,000 words on 37days this year. That’s a lot of periods,...

With gratitude for the ampersand

"I am a part of all that I have met." – Tennyson The end of a year brings closure of many kinds. Some involve owning what didn’t get done that year; others involve thankfulness, still others center on the celebration of things accomplished, friendships...

Buy art and help

Update: the Kim family art auction is now live on Ebay. Payment for auctions won is by PayPal only. Many of the artists have donated shipping, but check auction specifics to see whether it is included with your winning bid. It looks like my ship and mohair kitty are...

Happy Birthday, Daddy

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years." – Abraham Lincoln Daddy was born on Christmas day, so this day holds several meanings for me, one of which is all about him, his grocery lists and...

Own your past

My mother decided not to put up her big tree this year, so she passed down to us some of the ornaments from my story, my history, my places in time – ornaments from Germany and from Sri Lanka because I lived in those places, for example. And then there were The...