I am SO proud of my sister Linda. She is a teacher at Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson. She and her students participated in the School of the Future Design Competition this past year, and took 3rd place in the country - against all odds. watch the video:
I took a week off from RL and escaped to one of my favorite places. The house that I stayed in inspired me beyond words - to the point where I left with more clarity than ever on how I want to live my life.
5 pretty darn awesome things I have done in my life
Just a short list for today. Not in any particular order: Partied with the south african track & field team at during the 1996 Olympics at the house of blues in Atlanta during a Third World reggae concert Regularly went cliff diving in the Virgin Islands (when I was in high school) Saw Public Enemy... Continue Reading →
My 9 year old and the 9:30 club
The 9:30 club in DC holds a special place in my heart. Call me sentimental, but I remember the 1st time I went there when I was 20 years old - and was going to see a new group called Public Enemy. This was before they were well-known and their audience was small and somewhat... Continue Reading →
Brief escape to Shenandoah National Park
This past Sunday, my daughter and I escaped to one of the most beautiful places on earth. We talked, walked, picnic'd on million-year-old rocks, sang songs, and layed in the grass under the cool sky.
I am often amazed and the wonder and magic that my daughter seems to find everywhere. I find her on the stairs discussing a play with her puppets, singing softly to herself while in the shower, in her room on the floor surrounded by books and notes, or in the family room with a host... Continue Reading →
notes from my daughter
I bought an easel for my daughter at a yard sale this weekend for 3$. One side is a chalkboard, and the other has a giant clip on the top for artwork. Each day when I come home, I arrive to find that the easel has been strategically placed at the front door with a... Continue Reading →
Trying to make sense of it all
The death last week of Nick Freeman, a popular, well-liked, teenager in my community has hit me pretty hard. There are questions swirling in my head, along with a picture of him -- as my son and I saw him earlier on that horrible day. I just can't get him out of my head. Why... Continue Reading →
Bless your difficulties
I have been struggling with sadness this past week - hard to understand why such sad things happen. Here is my mantra for the coming week. Thanks to Dirt Diva for this: Ask for guidance in seeing the truth concealed in your personal challenges. Bless your difficulties and ask to see their hidden guidance. Have... Continue Reading →