thinking thursday.

mind Why are the arts the first things schools cut when budgets get tight? They should be the last. Girls need to read books about mighty girls. AND SO DO BOYS. I am trying to imagine what Tess’ sensory overload might be like for her. The author asks what it is...

your daily rock : focus your attention

 “To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” -Mary Oliver We are so distracted. Texting while eating. Checking email while talking. The list goes on and on. What does fully paying attention even look like anymore? Can you put down your electronics today?...

poetry wednesday : looking, walking, being

  “Looking, Walking, Being” -Denise Levertov “The World is not something to look at, it is something to be in.” — Mark Rudman I look and look. Looking’s a way of being: one becomes, sometimes, a pair of eyes walking. Walking wherever looking takes one. The eyes dig...

your daily rock : detach from being right

  “Grasping at things can only yield one of two results: Either the thing you are grasping at disappears, or you yourself disappear. It is only a matter of which occurs first.” –Goenka Ask yourself these four questions when you are stubbornly...

tuesday reads.

Tess and I finished Keeper last week–it was a complex book and one we loved reading together. At the end, we rushed up to bedtime early to see how everything turned out. There were moments of real knowing, real loss, and real suspense. Now, given her interest in...